Skip to comments.Protesters descend on Walker’s home in ‘vagina’ diatribe
Posted on 07/03/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
WAUWATOSA Demonstrations rarely get more intimate than this.
About 20 protesters gathered outside Gov. Scott Walkers Wauwatosa home Tuesday and chanted a gender neutral message, so to speak: Focus on jobs, not our vaginas.
The demonstration was in response to a Republican-led bill that would require any woman wanting an abortion to first have an ultrasound.
One thing I know you wont find in womens vaginas is 250,000 jobs, said Jennifer Epps-Addison, referencing Walkers 2010 campaign pledge to create a quarter-million jobs in his first term. Democrats have derided the governor for, to date, falling well short of that goal. We are losing economic security for our residents and we believe our Legislature should be focused on creating opportunities for jobs, and not on regulating womens vaginas.
FOCUS ON JOBS: Jennifer Epps-Addison, leads a small protest at Gov. Scott Walkers Wauwatosa home Tuesday, where demonstrators demanded the governor, Focus on jobs, not vaginas. The bill does add at least one part-time job at the state Department of Health Services, which projected it would need to add an employee at $41,000 to put together a list of health-care providers offering free ultrasounds, per the legislation.
This protest picked up where a similar demonstration at the state Capitol left off. At the Senate budget debate two weeks ago, protesters tried unsuccessfully to storm the Senate floor. That incident led to eight arrests.
Several police cars were parked outside Walkers home Tuesday, and two police officers approached Epps-Addison after she knocked on Walkers front door to confront the governor.
No one answered, but Walker has said he would sign the bill.
Dozens of drivers honked their horns in support of the protesters in the suburban Wauwatosa neighborhood. Several others rolled up their windows as they drove by.
While the bill was pushed for by the religious right, Epps-Addison said shes heard from women on both sides of the aisle who oppose what they see as the bills invasive nature.
This bill literally inserts a vaginal probe into womens vaginas in the era of small government, she said. We think thats a perversion of conservative values.
The bill doesnt require trans-vaginal ultrasounds, but opponents say thats how most ultrasounds are performed before pregnancies reach 12 weeks when most abortions occur.
Many conservatives detest abortion, and the bills supporters say it will protect life by showing pregnant women the heartbeat of their unborn child. The requirement, they say, gives women the opportunity to see the life they are contemplating taking.
Nine states require an ultrasound before abortion, while 14 others require an abortion provider to give women the opportunity to get an ultrasound, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a sexual health public policy organization that supports access to abortions.
While the bill arguably adds a hurdle to abortions, unlike new legislation in other states, the measure doesnt restrict abortions.
In North Dakota, for instance, Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a law that prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected about six weeks into a pregnancy.
In Austin, Texas, thousands of protesters went to the Capitol on Monday to protest a bill that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. A vote on that bill was delayed last week after state Sen. Wendy Davis spoke for more than 10 hours to prevent a vote before the midnight deadline.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, called back legislators for a special session to pass the bill.
The world has seen images of pro-abortion activists screaming, cheering, Perry said, according to the Dallas Morning News. Going forward, we have to match their intensity but do it with grace and civility.
Civility was not on display in several of the protesters signs Tuesday. One sign featured Walkers face superimposed on a gynecologist, along with a woman waiting for an examination.
Were not going away, on election day youll pay, the protesters yelled outside Walkers house.
The Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Medical Society and Wisconsin Hospital Association registered against the bill, saying it could lead to a slippery slope of the Legislature interfering with best medical practices.
The Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians said the legislation interferes with the physician-patient relationship an argument that detractors of Obamacare have used for the federal health care overhaul.
Pro-life activists say it is only right that abortion providers should perform an ultrasound before killing and removing an unborn child.
In addition to requiring ultrasounds before abortions, the bill requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinics in which they work. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin said its Appleton clinic would close because none of their physicians meet the requirement, leaving three abortion clinics in the state.
Rep. Pat Strachota, R-West Bend, has said those providers could get admitting privileges.
Strachota has said the bill provides important information and safeguards to women considering whether to make the life-changing decision to have an abortion.
The use of ultrasound technology helps inform clinical decision-making and enhances the safety of abortion care, the lawmaker said in a recent statement. Under this bill, after all the options are explained to her by the doctor, a woman then chooses the method of ultrasound she prefers. It does not require that the woman have a certain type of ultrasound. The choice is entirely hers.
FOCUS ON JOBS: Jennifer Epps-Addison, leads a small protest at Gov. Scott Walkers Wauwatosa home Tuesday, where demonstrators demanded the governor, Focus on jobs, not vaginas.
Have they sacrificed a goat yet or are they sticking with sacrificial children?
Methinks that it should be off limits to invade the Governor’s private home. Keep the protests at the Capital in Madison.
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think an ultra-sound is performed on the vagina.
I don’t think so either! And the baby isn’t carried there either.
Might have to take out a few of them. Small loss.
They’re always thinking about their vaginas.
Ten bucks says that every single one of them had a yeast infection.I mean,we *are* talking about...ahem...aren’t we?
And, it seems, WITH them as well.
DONT FOCUS ON OUR VAGINAS! UNTIL WE WANT ABORTION ‘RIGHTS’ - THEN FOCUS ON OUR VAGINAS
Bascom Hill needs a serious fumigation.
As long as Planned Butcherhood demands public funding, then I get a say in the matter.
Where does Epps-Addison live? Maybe she’d like to have some protesters knock on her door.
This bill literally inserts a vaginal probe into womens vaginas in the era of small government,
To be indelicate- we would not be having this discussion, if certain probing was kept to minimum.
Then focus on your own vaginas, not on my dollars.
Confidential to protestor: Uh, sweetheart, it is your uterus, not your vagina, that is the focus here. Can you not understand normal thinking?
These “women” participating in this charade are obsessed with their own equipment. The governor - or anyone else - is interested in their vaginas. It’s a “shock-jock” ploy to get attention.
The left desperately needs a diversion from scandal-o-rama, and obamacare, so they pull out the poison pill (second only to “racism”)’ abortion.
It’s election prep, getting the troops lined up for 2014. Fodder for the Anderson Cooper’s of the world to use in the debates.
Using their vaginas as a political tool is no different than prostitutional extortion.
I’ve never understood anybody who claims to be pro-woman arguing against informed consent or requiring abortion providers to have the facilities required to handle life-threatening complications. If it’s really about women making their own decisions, then requiring information to be provided to them is a must. And if it’s about keeping women safe from “back-alley abortions”, then requiring legal abortions to be safer than “back-alley abortions” is a must.
People who argue against these things are revealing themselves not to be “pro-choice” but to be pro-ABORTION. They don’t want safety or informed choice to get in the way of abortions.
I can think of about 15 punch lines with what I read in this article. Problem is most of them would get me banned.
Walker should emerge from the house dressed as Anthony Weiner. Something tells me these hags would scatter like cockroaches in the light!
That really sums it up, doesn't it...