Ken Fields Condemns The Ongoing Dangerous Restrictions Being Placed On Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

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Businessman and 2016 Independent Presidential candidate Ken Fields speaks out against current TRAP legislation targeting women's health and reproductive rights.

I am shocked, dismayed, and virtually speechless to consider the morally reprehensible and potentially dangerous State laws that are being passed.

In recent weeks the States of Indiana, Florida and Utah have all passed laws targeting women's health and reproductive rights. Independent presidential candidate and businessman Ken Fields strongly condemns the actions of Governors Mike Pence, Rick Scott, and Gary Herbert.

"Generally speaking I'd like to think that I'm fair and opened minded, to see any potential disagreement from either and all perspectives, but I am shocked, dismayed, and virtually speechless to consider the morally reprehensible and potentially dangerous State laws that are being passed blatantly targeting a woman's right to her own body, health and well being. Personally I would like to be more judicious in my criticism, but honestly I have to agree with Salon's Amanda Marcotte, these laws are nothing less than a war on women."

Isolating specific examples, Fields continued, "Utah has mandated anesthesia for women seeking an abortion at or after 20 weeks, potentially placing the mother in harm's way with unnecessary and dangerous drugs and setting precedent for legislators, who almost certainly have no medical knowledge or formal education to, in effect, prescribe those drugs. Indiana's shocking law requires that the doctor or clinic offer the "remains" to the patient / parents. New York requires a disclosure that abortions increase the risk of breast cancer which has been discredited and denied by the American Cancer Society."

Quoting directly from a recent article in Salon, "Really, the vast majority of abortion restrictions boil down to a desire to punish women. Mandatory ultrasounds add expense and time, and require enduring a lengthy vaginal probe. Closing down clinics with medically unnecessary regulations is about making women drive for hours and pony up money for hotel and childcare. Mandatory counseling is about shaming women."*

This statement follows in the wake of Republican Candidate Donald Trump's vocal admittance and suggestion to "punish" women who gets abortions.

*-http://www.salon.com/2016/03/30/donald_trump_says_he_wants_to_punish_women_who_have_abortions_making_him_just_like_every_other_pro_life_politician/ - March 30th, 2016

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