Texas Observer’s April 2012 “Politics Becomes Personal” Cover Raises Eyebrows
Does this picture below make you uncomfortable? It should, and I hope it does because sometimes, the truth is not pretty. Progressive media outlet The Texas Observer is raising eyebrows all over the internet with its new cover, a graphic for the story “Politics Become Personal: Texas Lawmakers Have Made Themselves Part of Women’s Most Difficult Decisions.”
The story comes on the heels of the major changes Texas lawmakers have passed regarding women’s healthcare, and follows Carolyn Jones’ first person account of getting an abortion after the passage of HB-15, published by the Observer on March 15th.
The Texas Observer perfectly captures the pattern we’re seeing across the country of extreme government overreach into women’s lives. Politicians are forcing themselves between women and doctors by passing restrictive bills that decide what is “best” for women and their families. They just don’t get it. Reproductive health decisions are between a woman and her doctor. Period.
By the way, if you have not read the story, ” ‘We Have No Choice’: One Woman’s Ordeal with Texas’ New Sonogram Law” about Carolyn Jones’ experience with having to abide by the new HB-15, you should. Extraordinary story, well-written in a factual yet personal manner. Carolyn and her husband were looking forward to the birth of their new baby – but discovered the child had a very serious defect that would forever cause him to suffer if he survived at birth…..