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Last chance -- Call Governor Deal -- Women Warriors Never Give Up!

Action alert to stop HB954. Doctors should make medical decisions not legislators.

Take two aspirin between your knees and call a legislator in the morning.

 If you woke up the morning after the 2012 legislative session ended, with a head pounding like you had gulped a half bottle of cheap wine the previous evening, I can explain why. Your headaches and heartaches are compliments of our knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing right-wing darlin's down at the Capitol.
 
Once again, these Neanderthals have bopped Georgia women over the head with a club and dragged them by the hair back into the man cave. Or, as they like call it, "The Gold Dome."  That dragging by the hair always creates one heck of a headache.
 
But I reckon we ladies should feel real special. Here we are in a bad economic times, Georgia still has one of the highest unemployment rates, with foreclosures to match; yet these boys worried themselves silly about our female plumbing.
 
Your private pubic parts are now out in the public domain without a fig leaf.  Bless their hearts, it seems to me as if these good ole boys have a bad case of vagina envy. Mix that with the fact they are problem-solving adverse, and you get to why we have bills like HB954.

Sadly, HB954 was passed in the last few minutes of the legislative session. (Remember, I warned you it was the sneakiest day of the session.)  The keep-'em-barefoot-and-pregnant mentality remains oh-so alive and well in Georgia. Makes you proud doesn’t it?  But the War-on-Women is no joke or slogan. Unfortunately, it is not even an exaggeration.
 
Well folks, we can sit back and say, "Woe is me," or we can stand up straight, square our shoulders, and say not only No, but "Hell No!”
  
We must channel our anger, frustration and just damn disbelief, into real and overwhelming action. So, first things first. HB954 – now lies squarely in the hands of Governor Deal. If he signs it, HB954 will become the law. If he doesn’t sign it, HB954 will be toast.
 
We must marshal all our friends, all our family members, our neighbors, our doctors, colleagues and anybody else we can think of, to make an all-out effort to persuade Governor Deal not to sign this terrible bill into law.

Even if you called the Governor during the session, you need to call again; this is a very different message. The fate of HB954 is now in his hands, and his hands only.

This is our most immediate last hope. So focus once again, right now, like a duck on a June bug, get your "peeps" to call the Governor. Make no mistake, these individual calls are extremely important, and can be very effective. They need to know we are watching and we are politically savvy, not to mention mad as Hell.
 
It is important to recognize and remember that the rest of our fine state of Georgia is not representative of what we see up at the Capitol. Goodness, if it was, I would have packed up and been gone a long time ago.
 
Georgia’s good ole boy legislators like to treat us voters, and especially women, like mushrooms – keep ‘em in the dark and feed 'em crap. I have, however, been heartened by the number of men who have made calls on our behalf, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, and others. Moreover, I've received emails and phone calls from all across this state – Albany, Clayton, Gainesville, Athens, Augusta and Savannah to name a few – thanking us for giving them a heads-up about these goings-on at the Capitol. So keep up the good work and keep spreading the word, including sharing this on your facebook page.

Call Governor Deal NOW and say – Don’t sign HB 954 into law!

                                     404.656.1776  

For being such good foot soldiers in this war on women, I offer you this bonus: “Dweeby” Doug McKillip’s cell number.   706-340-4102.  Right this minute give him a call too, and "thank him" for giving us that lousy HB954.  It will feel soooo good.  But be sure to call him ASAP. He'll likely change that number when he learns we have it, him being the skittish paper tiger he is.

Onward!
  
  

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Charles A Jones Jr April 06, 2012 at 11:23 PM
This author has so much hate and rage in her heart. I find this terribly disappointing. We need less hate and rage and more caring and respect.
SteveC April 07, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Her words are strong, yes. But our Legislature is pathetic -- for the most part, bought & paid for by special interests and lobbyists. This past session was "hateful" in the way they treated women, the less fortunate, and the middle class. Handouts to big business and stupid new laws that do NOTHING for the state other than appeal to knee-jerk, dim-witted bozos. There is very little to respect under the Gold Dome.
Ms. April 07, 2012 at 12:30 PM
I find the level of anger appropriate. It's time for politicians to stop making these decisions for women, they are not doctors. And by doing so, they are treating women like brainless drone bodies who don't believe we can make decisions about our health or lives, without their help. Any woman who dare take her reproductive rights in her own hands, are labeled vile names, and the church is waging a separate war against us, while completely ignoring men, and were not as publicly outraged by the abuse scandal as they are about birth control. Actually, I just decided, I'm probably not angry enough. Thank you Jan!
Victoria Webb April 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Thanks, Jan - you give Gail Collins a good run with your witty post. If only all the women out there would rise up, we wouldn't have idiots like these in any legislature. Georgia's Governor Deal should be ashamed (and worried about his future) if he passes this despicable bill. Hateful? It's hateful that men think they have any right at all to control women's bodies. This is a civil rights issue.
Julia Ewen April 07, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Jan is right-on about everything except one. It is not enough for Governor to just NOT SIGN this offense to mind and body, he must VETO it in order to kill it. The legislator put a cute little paragraph in at the end of the final version that says the bill becomes law on January 1, 2013 IF THE GOVERNOR DOES NOT SIGN IT!!! It becomes law immediately if/when he does sign it. So when you call or write the governor DEMAND A VETO! Otherwise HB 954 will be in the Georgia Code. Happy New Year from the Good Ol' Boys to all us Georgia Red-Clay Glorified Seed-Pots!

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