Maybe Congressman Mike Pence is unaware that about 44 million people in this country have no health insurance, and another 38 million have inadequate health insurance and maybe he is also unaware that many of those uninsured are women. Either Pence doesn’t know or doesn’t care that these women still need health care services, even when they are unable to afford it or have lost their health insurance due to unemployment or other hardships. When Mike Pence proposed to defund Planned Parenthood he willingly forgot about nearly 1.2 million of youth and adults that utilize Planned Parenthood as their only form of health care.
Before I begin this blog I would like to say that this blog post is in no way intended to offend anyone of any gender. This entry was written as an outlet to discuss the topic of transgender people and poses questions that deal with equal rights for transgender people. The entry looks at various areas of discrimination against transgender persons as a way of addressing the issues they face and examining how the public views this discrimination and if they feel it is justified.
Should Transgender people have the same rights as other citizens?
For many people, the answer to that question is a quick and obvious yes, but for far more people than you would like to believe the answer is a definite No! Many would ask, why not? All humans should have the same rights, unless those rights have been evoked due to a crime or other offense committed by that person. But for many people the transgender lifestyle is still a taboo topic and the thought of accepting this lifestyle as a normal way of living is unacceptable.
After all, the decision to live your life as something other than what you were born as is merely that, a decision…right? It has been said over and over again that being transgender is not normal and that often deceptive lives many transgender people live is the cause of much of the harsh and sometimes deadly treatment they receive.