Dear Vice President-Elect Pence,
One little thing I'd like to clear up: The idea originally came from Stephanie Dominguez Walton of The Lady Brain Show. You see, Mike, I was a guest on the show last October, and just before my appearance, Stephanie emailed me and asked if I'd be interested in partnering with her on this Planned Parenthood donating idea. I loved it so much I had a meme made, and we spread it all over Facebook. After the election, we decided to share it once more and that resulted in someone from Instagram also posting about it. A few celebrities saw the post and that led to major media outlets reporting on it. The person who came up with the brilliant idea deserves proper credit.
Second, and most importantly, I am well aware of your anti-abortion position. You've declared the Trump administration will work to overturn Roe v. Wade with the ultimate goal of banning abortion nationwide. You and I disagree on the subject of reproductive freedom, and that's okay. I understand that your religion dictates your position, but your obsession to impose your personal religious morality onto those who do not share your beliefs is not okay. You might want to refer to the First Amendment (emphasis mine):
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
If and when you're made aware of a new Planned Parenthood donation in your name, I'm guessing that several of your orifices will tighten, and your gut reaction will be to punish those nasty sluts by removing their ability to choose whether or not they want to become parents. I could be wrong, but I'll just go with this hypothetical for the sake of argument.
There's something you really need to consider. American women have enjoyed reproductive freedom for decades and it's much easier for (wannabe) dictatorships to deny rights to people who've never had them than to repeal rights that have been afforded to millions for more than 40 years.
No one with a working brain cell actually believes the once "very pro-choice" Trump is now anti-choice. We all know he was and is just singing the Christian morality song in an effort to deceive voters, and he doesn't really care if someone chooses abortion. But you do, Mike. You've been obsessed with banning abortion for quite some time.
I have a sneaking suspicion you want Donald's job. You may inherit the presidency because your boss's lawlessness may come back and bite him on the ass in the next four years -- but either way, you'll be eyeing that White House prize every day. I know you've envisioned yourself sitting in the Oval Office. If you really want to be POTUS, you'll need women voters.
In fact, you'll need Christian women voters, specifically. Guess what, Mike? Christian women have the most abortions - and it's not because they're nasty sluts. It's because they're being responsible and recognizing that parenthood may not be the answer for that person or couple. These Christian women facing unwanted pregnancies consult with their Christian husbands as well as their doctors before they decide how to proceed. In case you're not clear about what I'm saying: Christian men are in favor of abortion when they either don't want another kid or can't afford another kid. So aside from enraging all the pro-choice voters, you'll also be forcing Christian families to have children THEY DON'T WANT or can't afford.
And that can only mean one thing for you, Mike: no big desk in the Oval Office after Donald departs, unless he's impeached and voted out by Congress and, in that case, an inherited presidential position would only last until the next general election. We're not rewinding to the era of back-alley abortions. The proverbial cat has been let out of the bag and there's no putting it back. That cat has long, sharp nails and it's already pissed, Mike.
A woman's March on Washington is scheduled for January 21, and organizers are planning more marches across the country as I write this. I'll admit that too many American women haven't paid enough attention to the Republican War On Women because they haven't been personally affected -- in other words, they're still comfortable. If the right to abortion is removed, you can bet every white hair on your misogynist head that you'll be dealing with a very angry group of uncomfortable women. I don't mean we'll just be pissed -- like when you leave the toilet seat up -- we'll be fucking furious and we'll fight like hell to take our country back. Mark my words, Mike. If you allow your religious hubris to screw women in this country, you'll bear witness to a collective anger you can't possibly imagine. And it won't only be women.
Obviously, abortion won't be the singular issue that keeps you from being president; and I'll bet you a dollar that you'll find other ways to enrage the American electorate -- but remember this: If you mess with reproductive rights and you successfully remove the ability for women to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy, you can kiss your White House dreams goodbye. You'll be nothing more than an out-of-touch nasty footnote in American history.
Hell hath no fury like a woman voter scorned -- especially women who lose reproductive freedom because a religious extremist wants to control their bodies.
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