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Monday, March 13, 2006

NOW reveals their true agenda

I wrote here, here and here about my dissatisfaction with the women's movement today - especially with the National Organization for Women (NOW). In a story released last week, that which I speculated about in those posts, was revealed as fact....that the only womens right that NOW truly cares about is the right to abort unborn children.

"Some committee members had questions of Barrett and bill sponsor Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Delano, but there was little opposition. Even Planned Parenthood, which usually opposes such bills, supports it.
“It is a step in the right direction,” Planned Parenthood’s Tim Stanley said.
One provision that makes the bill acceptable to a wider range of people is that if a pharmacist won’t fill a prescription, he must help the patient find a pharmacy where it can be filled.
Rep. Cy Thao, DFL-St. Paul, said he doesn’t see a need for the bill since patients will be able to get prescriptions they want, even if they go elsewhere.
“This is a compromise by the folks who actually dispense these drugs,” Emmer said.
Erin Matson, president of Minnesota’s National Organization of Women chapter, said it is not right to make people seeking birth control medicines to hunt for them.
“Women deserve more than a wild goose chase law,” she said."

The bill in question was HF3032 which would allow pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions under a variety of reasons including "moral objection". The bill targets birth control pills and RU-486 (the so-called Morning After pill). Note the emphasized comments (above) from Planned Parenthood and NOW. I would think that if the provisions in this bill really were as odious as Ms. Matson implicates, that Planned Parenthood of MN/SD would also have problems with the bill and they don't - they endorsed the bill!

It has become obvious to this woman, that NOW is only in business to support women who want to have abortions and the rest of us need not even apply. Maybe the time has come for a real womans rights that will take up the cause of women held captive by religion, by race and by economic status. A group that will pull the blinders off of the rest of the world to show them that if you want to truly empower women, then give us the opportunities that everyone else has - opportunities to grow and thrive and raise our children in a free society that appreciates us for what we are.


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