I Am Tasha’s Uterus

Look at me.  I am the powerful and holy birthplace of the human race.  Your children come from me. All of them, whether they become clerks or garbage men  in the lower and middle classes, or wheelers and dealers on Wall Street.  The powerful leaders of our nation begin in me.  More than anything, republicans want to control me which is tantamount to controlling women.  White men in The Congress of both houses are a majority that wants to legislate and regulate the sexual and reproductive health of women’s bodies.
Currently, republicans want to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood even though the Hyde Amendment prevents any federal funds from being used for abortions.  Planned Parenthood has cleaved itself into two organizations to satisfy The Congress.  One organization does health services like cervical screenings and the other abortions.  There is no co-mingling of their monies. Yet, Congress has it in their collective crop to destroy Planned Parenthood!

Providing Trusted Community Health Care

Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life. [Planned Parenthood]

Who receives services from Planned Parenthood? In large part, minority women! They are women who have had at least one child and make the decision that the family economy will not permit another child, another mouth to feed. At Planned Parenthood men and women can select from a comprehensive program of services.  Are the men in Congress afraid of the uterus? Sex?  Which of the following services threatens them the most?

* Abortion
* Birth Control
* Body Image
* Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
* General Health Care
* Men’s Sexual Health
* Pregnancy
* Relationships
* Sex & Sexuality
* Sexual Orientation & Gender
* Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
* Women’s Health

Yes, the list of services IS comprehensive.  Except for abortion, the men of The Congress should surely have no problem with Planned Parenthood.  Tasha’s Uterus is being attacked for false reasons.  Women’s bodies are not the province of men in The Congress.  Men, you have exercised your power of the purse when it comes to abortion.  That is settled law, I believe.  Don’t deny economically challenged women the services of Planned Parenthood (outside of abortion).  These minority women are your constituents and pose no threat to you. Planned Parenthood even has services for those who have a penis.

Even As a Plush Toy, the Uterus Is No Threat to Men

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  1. I had a fleeting thought this morning about the reality that women really do not need men to have a baby. Men’s sperm, yes, but men . . . not so much. I realized that men fear the power of a woman’s uterus, and the miracle of a woman’s body. We can feed our children without resorting to science. Men tried to make that ugly by insisting that formula was healthier than breast milk. We can get pregnant without actual intercourse (harder, I admit and certainly not as much fun but it can be done). We can, in reality, thanks to technology and frozen sperm, survive without men.

    That must be terrifying.

    Great post.

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