As an OBGYN physician, I have delivered over a thousand baby girls and cared for their mothers. As a veteran of the United States Army Special Forces, I have fought to protect American moms and daughters from terrorism, and for the freedom of women suppressed under Islamic regimes. Tara, my wife, is a pediatrician. She cares for baby girls each time she walks through her office doors. Therefore, one can likely imagine the anguish I experience when someone has the audacity to accuse me of participating in a “War on Women”.
The truth is, there is a war on women; and the battleground is the Tennessee State Legislature. However, Tennessee women have been consistently and manipulatively misled regarding the enemy.
Who is the enemy?
Currently, three bills are moving through the legislature that would require abortion clinics to be regulated as surgical centers, require abortion providers to inform women of all the risks involved with receiving an abortion, and require a 48-hour waiting period along with some counseling.
However, the abortion lobby is fighting hard against this common sense legislation. In fact, they have spent millions of dollars in Tennessee to fight it.
Why does the abortion lobby insist on abortion clinics having fewer sanitation regulations than hair salons and tattoo parlors? Shouldn’t women be in a clean and sterile environment when undergoing dangerous medical procedures?
Why does the abortion lobby fight so hard against women being informed on the risks of abortion? Wouldn’t you want to know that you may experience depression, suicidal tendencies, infertility, infection and even death? Do women not have a right to know?
Why does the abortion lobby fight against a simple 48-hour waiting period and counseling on alternatives to abortion? Isn’t the termination of a life something that should be reflected on, rather than, on demand?
Why does the abortion lobby spend millions fighting legislation that will provide a clean and safe environment, inform women of the risks, and ask that they reflect upon their decision for a couple days? It’s simple—- Money.
All of these measures have been shown to decrease the number of abortions in a safe manner that protects women. Fewer abortions mean less money for them. Therefore, they fight common sense legislation that protects women and saves lives.
Contrary to popular belief, the real war on women is perpetuated by the very lobby that claims to champion their cause. They fight every day to keep women misinformed and put their lives at risk hundreds of times a day so they can turn massive profits. Stockholm syndrome at its finest.
If women want to fight the war that is being waged against them, they should reflect upon the number one rule of war: Know thine enemy.
Will you stand for life? Click HERE to sign the petition to help pass these bills.