I was just writing an angry email to my mother – the only person I really open up to about my political views namely because we think alike – and I thought to myself, “I wish I had a forum to vent about political stuff” and I realized that I do – my blog!
I was just venting about the current administration working on repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned Parenthood. Both make me so incredibly angry! As someone who benefited from so-called “Obamacare” when I was in between jobs, I found it to be incredibly important to have health insurance that wasn’t connected to employment. I was able to get a flu shot, stay on my medications, and seek medical care if needed.
And don’t get me started about Planned Parenthood! I wish the men advocating to defund PP would take a few minutes to learn about all of the things that PP does for our community. Some PP don’t even perform abortions, but rather, they offer healthcare options to college students, young mothers, and everyone in between. I went to PP when I first moved back to Boston because I hadn’t found a dr yet that I liked. I knew I needed annual tests so it was easy just to go there until I found a doctor. I know it is TMI to say I was just there for healthcare, but I’m just one example of thousands who benefited from PP’s services.
I can’t get into this stuff on Facebook because Trump supporters use it as an opportunity to throw stones at you. This isn’t about Trump. This is about women’s rights. I don’t tell you what you can do with your body, so don’t tell me what I can do with mine. Simple at that.
Phew, I feel better….for a minute.