Those familiar with the ACLU know that they have a penchant for taking on unusual causes.
The Florida ACLU is hoping its push will get women to take control of their reproductive health and keep politicians from taking their abortion rights.
“Businesses get special treatment these days,” the group said. “If lawmakers and other politicians see your uterus and your body as a business, maybe they’ll work to get government out of the uterus regulation business as they do for every other company.”
Abortion advocates say that social conservatives in Florida are attempting to usurp women’s reproductive rights and that applying business terms to body parts will somehow help stop Republicans’ pro-life effort.
“The point is that Republicans are always talking about deregulation and big government” said ACLU ally Democratic state Rep. Scott Randolph in a floor debate in the Florida House of Representatives. “But I say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife’s uterus was incorporated or my friend’s bedroom was incorporated, maybe the Republicans would be talking about deregulating.”
Taking the analogy and running, the executive director of the ACLU of Florida Howard Simon echoed Randolph.
“The Florida Legislature — and extreme social conservatives across the country — are taking rules and regulation off of businesses and adding them to uteruses,” he said.
Aight folks… let’s hear, in a PG rated way please, why this might be a good idea.