With all the noise in and around this White House it’s easy to miss that the alt right now has the support to undermine most of your basic rights. Frankly I am a lot more concerned that women in Texas are about to be humiliated further and forced to have a ceremony which they will have to pay for to bury their aborted fetus, than 45 inane tweets or ogling the first lady of France.
Lost in all the scandals is that is not enough for some to try to outlaw a woman’s right to choose an abortion, now they are after your right to have sex without getting pregnant. Over 50,000,000 US women may soon have their access to birth control sharply curtailed or eliminated for economic reasons. There is now a panel trying to take birth control off insurance coverage. This article in the NYT just blew me away: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/us/politics/birth-control-contraception-health-care-bill.html?_r=0
I close with a poem that you all know. Please say it with me. I am not kidding. Repeat this out loud:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.