by Rachel Walden & Christine Cupaiuolo
This Halloween, ask yourself: Which is scarier — Furry creatures that scamper in the night? Or a Congress ignorant of how reproduction and women’s bodies work?
Unsure? Take a quick quiz to find out which frightens you more!
1. (A) Possessed Vampire Kitty
(B) Legislators claiming that pregnancy from “legitimate rape” is really rare because women’s bodies can just “shut that whole thing down,” and suggesting that pregnancies resulting from rape are “something that God intended to happen.”
2. (A) Golden-Eyed Vampire Kitty
(B) A member of Congress believing that thanks to ”modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” of abortion being necessary to protect the health or save the life of the mother.
3. (A) Fork-Tongued Vampire Kitty
(B) Forcing women to undergo unnecessary and medically unwarranted procedures, such as a transvaginal ultrasound, in order to obtain an abortion [HR 3805]. (If you’re in Pennsylvania and you don’t want to view the images, just close your eyes!)
4. (A) Lord Cattula
(B) Holding a Congressional hearing on contraception with no women present?
If you consistently selected “B,” then you’re more scared of misinformed policy and inaccurate statements about how women’s bodies work!
What can you do to change the conversation and protect yourself from misinformation? Join the Educate Congress campaign!
We’re delivering copies of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” to every senator and representative so they have access to accurate, evidence-based information about reproductive health — and you can be part of this important effort.
Because nothing is more scary than legislators drafting policy that harms women — not even Meow Mix …
Credit: Cat photos
1. Possessed Vampire Kitty / Opacity on Flickr
2. Golden-Eyed Vampire Kitty / Digidave on Flickr
3. Fork-Tongued Vampire Kitty / mohd fahmi on Flickr
4. Lord Cattula / sgatto on Flickr