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A POLITICAL BELLY FLOP

October 27, 2013

newspaper

So, I captured this story late today and I just knew I was going to have to post about it even though I already posted today.

It seems that lawmakers in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania have been very hard at work lately because a brand new law was just passed that must have kept them tremendously absorbed in deep thought, assuring they did not forget any of the massive implications and significance of all the people it would impact.

Before I disclose what this new law is about, consider how all our political representatives have been pressed to the limits lately with the issue of budget problems and possible shut-down and the horrific state of the economy and all the shootings – even right in our nation’s capital.

Capital Hill

You know they get it now. They understand how important it is to keep our priorities in order and put their attention on what really and truly matters to the American public.

So, here it is! As advertised, this is the new law just passed in Pennsylvania – where our representatives are hard at work, keeping what matters at the top of their list!

Basically, the law states that it is now illegal in Pennsylvania to touch the belly of a woman who is pregnant, unless she has granted permission to do so. It seems that it is something people have assertively complained about on Facebook enough to capture the attention of lawmakers in the state. Not only to get them talking about it, but to actually pass a law on it!!!

There must be way more people extremely hurt and impacted by this behavior than those negatively affected by healthcare or lack of it, the loss of employment, the failing economy, crime – the list can go on and on.

pregnant-belly

I can see how this has soared right to the tippy top of the list as far as major issues of concern, can’t you? Try making an imaginary scare with your hands and you’ll see for yourself. Put touching the stomach of a pregnant woman who hasn’t officially granted you permission in one hand, and any of the other concerns such as not having enough money to pay for medication for your children in the other – its quite clear where the priorities of our representative are.

Sigh. Some days, I just don’t feel as if we’re being heard by the people we hired to represent us. Maybe this is just another one of those days!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Judy is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked extensively as a counselor with children, adolescents, couples and families. Judy’s professional experience in the mental health field along with her love of writing, provide insight into real-life experiences and relationships. Her fresh voice and down-to-earth approach to living a happier, more meaningful life are easy to understand and just as easy to start implementing right away for positive results!

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