My contribution to Rep. Alan Dick’s Facebook page. He’s an Alaska representative who believes women should get permission slips to have an abortion.
Seriously. Via Mudflats:
“If you’re not fully convinced yet that Alaska is the next front in the GOP’s war on women, you just have to listen to State Rep. Alan Dick. He said that he doesn’t believe that when a woman is pregnant, it’s really “her pregnancy.” As a matter of fact, he would advocate for criminalizing women who have an abortion without the permission via written signature from the man who impregnated her. He stated, “If I thought that the man’s signature was required… required, in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it…” He didn’t say whether a rapist would be able to send his signature by fax from prison, or not. But he’ll have “peace” and women will require a permission slip for their own bodies.
His page is full of inspiring posts to get your creative troll juices flowing. So let’s ask him a few question — it’s for clarification, since we uterused-Americans obviously can’t think for ourselves.
Dear Rep. Dick,
As a woman cursed with the unfortunate condition of having a female brain and a reproductive system, I am apparently unable to comprehend your lofty logic. So I have a question for you. I know this is incredibly insolent of me to question your male authority, but here goes:
If I am in Alaska, attend a social function with alcohol unaccompanied by a man, get my drink spiked, am brutally gang-raped, and become pregnant as a result, would I need to get the signatures of ALL rapists before choosing to abort? Or could I get just one? Would getting a DNA test help? Or should I just choose to throw myself down the stairs a few times in hopes of inducing miscarriage like women in my grandmother’s generation did?
I KNOW this is unlikely to happen, BUT I wish to make sure all my bases are covered, regardless of which state I choose to visit or make my home. Thank you for clearing up this issue, and thank you for thinking for me and taking control of women’s bodies. IT’S JUST SO HARD, Y’KNOW? Thinking gives me the vapors!
Now, I must get back in the kitchen and make my husband a sandwich. Hope he doesn’t get me pregnant, since I’m currently barefoot! That’s how babies are made, right? I’m not sure since legislators like you took sex ed away when I was in high school.
And yes, I’m being sarcastic.
That woman’s a badass. You guys should read all the other comments on his page too, it’s amazing.