Hello lovely family,
Here is what I have so far for Module 2. I need help focusing it so I can figure out how to formulate my piece. All suggestions are welcome:
Women are under attack in the United States. Our health care services are constantly threatened by politicians, mainly men and Republican, who focus on abortion as an abomination while enacting legislation that restricts access to quality care, services and education. What is infuriating to me as a student midwife who wants to also provide well-woman care are the barriers that the United States politicians seek to place between women and their well-being. I am concerned with the future of reproductive health is this country across the board, from gynecological care, contraception, abortion and maternity care. It's all connected.
Roe v. Wade is one of the examples in which an ideology has trumped the safety of a woman. Texas is at the moment in the spotlight for the recent events that include Wendy Davis’ filibuster, the GOP lawmakers shutting down and the protestors who disrupted their vote that night. In an unbelievable turn of events, Texas governor Rick Perry signed new abortion restrictions that will effectively shut down most of the clinics in the state. This situation is but a microcosm of a huge wave of state legislation that has been designed to limit the choices and access to health care for women.