Most ‘Republicans’ and ‘Independents’ that I know who are voting for Trump this November state that they support a “woman’s right to choose.” Bullsh*t!!! Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. I’m sick & tired of people telling me that they support women’s rights, equal pay for equal work, blah blah blah, yet are voting for an anti-woman Party. A Party that believes women should be cleaning the house, not running the White House. A Party whose platform is filled with sexism, hate, discrimination & bigotry. A Party whose nominee is someone that constantly lies. Not like the usual lie that a child tells when they eat a cookie from the cookie jar before dinner, but a mentally off, pathological liar, who will lie about anything at anytime, then blame others if things don't go his way. Trump is a narcissist who, if he had the opportunity would use the most powerful position in our Country to make deals with foreign leaders, specifically for his own personal financial gain. He’s a dictator, who's not only a loose cannon, but in order to stay focused he must use a teleprompter. This is such a crucial time in our history. We have so much at stake in this election. Women’s rights are definitely at the forefront. Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, States have enacted 1,074 abortion restrictions. Just in 2011 - 2015 alone, 288 laws (27%) have been enacted. Abortions comprise of ONLY 1% of what Planned Parenthood provides. Because of all of the Planned Parenthood healthcare clinics across the Nation that have closed specifically because of the good ol' white boy Republicans passing bills to restrict women's healthcare access, more and more women are NOT receiving the healthcare treatment they need. It’s beyond disturbing that the misogynistic Republicans in office want to control women's reproductive rights, which by doing so is also taking away safe access to affordable healthcare. Having an abortion is nothing new. Women have been having abortions since the beginning of time. The only difference is, before Roe v. Wade, many women died from back alley abortions and using coat hangers. Abortions will NOT stop, so all these Republican passed bills restricting a woman from having a safe abortion are only creating unsafe abortions that further endanger a woman. Again, the Republican Party is the anti-woman party. It's nothing more than the Republican Sharia-Law. In order to gain insight into what a God forbid Trump Presidency would actually look like, read the following article. http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/donald-trumps-new-anti-abortion-letter-should-terrify-you.html. If after reading the article, you still don't care about the ramifications of a GOP platform, which includes throwing women's health care rights under the bus and how a Trump Presidency would effect the core well-being and fundamental rights of women in this Country, then not only are you just as pathetic as Trump, but you are truly spitting on the graves of all our sisters before us, who through bloodshed & tears fought for our God given civil rights as women, to make sure we all have an equal opportunity to make our own choices and for our voices to be heard.
Michele Weiss is a radio & television commercial writer, voice-over artist and songwriter. She is also the cofounder and producer of ‘The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project' (LAWTP), as well as the coproducer of ‘California Woman 411,’ which is a Media project of (LAWTP).