Honestly, I find this so disheartening I can’t even think too much about it. And to see Ron Ramsey gloating about it on Twitter literally made me want to throw up. It is the case now that, if you are poor and you need certain types of health care, you have to get it from the Christians. You have to go to church to get it.
And they don’t have to provide all the kinds of health care you might need because they are a religious organization.
And yet, that’s where you have to go if you can’t afford anywhere else.
And that’s considered a good thing by our state’s administration–forcing people to rely on healthcare from groups that will impose their religious beliefs on the administration of that healthcare.
People will try to tell you that what goes around comes around. But it rarely does. All those men will forever be able to send their wives, daughters, mistresses off to doctors who will give them whatever they need and that will never ever change and they will never lose a night’s sleep over the hypocrisy.
And poor people will suffer.
And women will have to sit here knowing that we don’t have the ability to make legal decisions over our own bodies.
And people will still try to tell me how “nice” Ron Ramsey is or how “thoughtful” Bill Haslam is.
And they won’t understand how it feels to know that you are not quite a legal person. I don’t give a shit how nice and thoughtful either of those men are if they can’t respect my right to my own god damn body.
And yet, they don’t.
So fuck them.
Edited to Add: This.