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Friday, November 9, 2007

WOMEN OF NEW JERSEY: TIME TO FIGHT!

On November 6th, women of New Jersey will fight to protect their children, their families—and their own freedom—by voting to support the New Jersey Stem Cell Research Bond Act: WWW.NJFORHOPE.ORG

What do stem cells have to do with women’s freedom?

You already know. Just ask yourself one question: in a typical family, if someone is injured or becomes ill, on whom does the extra work fall?

All too often—most of the time!-- it is the woman who gets stuck with the chores of caregiving.

It is not right.

But it is reality.

Now, if the illness is a temporary one, like a common cold or the flu, the unfairness is temporary too. Everybody is a little extra careful around Mom, short-tempered because she is working like two people, but in a few days everything gets back to normal.

But what if the sickness or injury is chronic: an incurable condition?

Two people’s lives are crippled: the sufferer, and the caregiver.

Slavery is not too strong a word for what the permanent caregiver endures. To have no life of your own, to become the limbs and body of the one you love, to endure agonies of exhaustion, when the back burns with the constant bending and lifting; when the mind goes half-crazy from interrupted sleep, the endless getting up in the night to turn a loved one over in the bed because they are paralyzed and cannot do it; the anguish of having to give pain to a loved one because a catheter has to be inserted, or a gloved hand must reach up into the intestinal tract, and it hurts them—and also there is the secret shame and guilt of resenting him or her… and sometimes in our darkest hours, we may even finding ourselves half-wishing he or she-- or we ourselves-- would die, so the suffering could just stop.

But then the morning comes, and the caregiver gets up somehow, and goes on, dragging herself from chore to chore for endless years, even as her own health breaks down.

It is not enough to say, oh, well, she married him, she took the marriage vows.

And it is never right to say, this is a woman’s lot, this is what a woman is expected to do!

Especially not when we may have it in our power to end their suffering.

But since when have women ever had it fair?

Read more on Don Reed’s site: www.stemcellbattles.com

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