This Is Where We Are

[Content Note: Reproductive rights; hostility to agency.]

Your Republican Party, ladies, gentlemen, and gender rebels:
Iowa Congressman Steve King (R) pointedly refused to say whether he believes contraception should be sold legally in the United States. King, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, criticized the seminal Supreme Court decision of Griswold v. Connecticut, which overturned a state ban on the sale of contraception.

As to whether he was "personally against" the sale of contraception, King said "I've not taken a position on the sale of contraceptives at all."
In the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and twelve, a sitting member of Congress will dodge a question about the legality of contraception, because his party and parts of his base think it's a legitimate political position to deny women and other people with uteri the ability to make choices about their own bodies and their own reproduction.

My body is not my own, and this makes me feel like my country doesn't recognize my humanity.

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