Ten Most Anti-Uterus States
Amanda Marcotte compiled a list of the ten states with the most anti-woman legislation. Unsurprisingly, South Dakota comes in first. Florida is sixth on the list.
6. Florida. Florida only got a D on the 2011 report card for the states, and I guess they’re eager to play catch-up in the Misogyny Olympics, because the legislature filed 18 separate bills restricting abortion rights. The bills are the usual scattershot of restrictions, including mandatory ultrasounds, a ban on post-20 week abortions, a First Amendment-violating law banning discussion of drugs or herbs that could induce miscarriage, and restrictions on private insurance funding for abortion. The overwhelming number of bills caused state representative Scott Randolph to crack that his wife should incorporate her uterus if she wants to have basic privacy rights, which in turn caused the censorship-happy Republican caucus to censure Randolph and attempt to silence his telling jokes in the future.
The word uterus has become a rallying cry for Florida's progressive movement. There is a Facebook page called Uterus. Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon overplayed his hand by attempting to censor a inoffensive word. Anyone that has problem hearing the word uterus is really sexually uptight.