Conservatives are saying that if a woman wants an abortion, she must first see an ultrasound image of the fetus. In that same spirit, I have some ideas for other laws they should enact.
If you want to foreclose on a house, you must first visit and look into the eyes of the mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents whose homes you are taking away.
If you want to fight socialized healthcare, you must first live with someone who spends their life in suffering because they can’t afford medical treatment.
If you want to drill for oil off shore, you must first live with the fisherman who make their living in the waters that will be devastated by your spills.
If you want fracking, you must live near the drill sight and drink water from the same wells as the people who have been there for generations.
If you want to open a coal mine, you must first work as a miner.
If you want to discriminate against the LGBT community, you must first live amongst the LGBT youth forced into the streets by their own conservative parents.
If you want to destroy wetlands and forests for profit, you must first live amongst the birds and animals that were there hundreds of years before you were even born.
If you want genetically modified crops, you must first learn to make a living from them as a farmer in rural India.
If you want to cut funding for education, you must send your children to the same public schools as everyone else.
If you want to protect factory farms, you must see, smell, and hear how the meat is produced, and this is the only meat you may eat.
If you want to do away with food stamps and welfare, you must first leave everything and start a life from scratch in the inner city.
If you want to emit millions of tons of greenhouse gases, you must first learn to survive in rural Africa, where people are already dying every day from the effects of climate change.
If you want to outlaw birth control and a woman’s right to choose, you must first live the life of a single mother.
What’s that, Conservatives? I’m having trouble hearing you over your hypocrisy.