The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLUFL) today launched a new website (www.IncorporateMyUterus.com) which will issue a ?eclaration of Incorporation?for the uterus of any woman who requests one.
Based on the idea offered in a speech on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives by Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando), in response to a coordinated attack on privacy and women? health, making a uterus into a corporation may be the only way to protect Florida women from lawmakers determined to regulate their reproductive organs.
?he Florida Legislature ?and extreme social conservatives across the country ?are deregulating businesses and adding them to uteruses,?said Howard Simon, Executive Director of ACLUFL. ?eople who really understand and respect personal freedom have to do something. Maybe telling lawmakers that your body is really a business is the best protection.?
The site will produce a printable and shareable document designating the incorporated status of the uterus and allow the document to be shared by social media like Facebook and Twitter as well as sent to lawmakers including the Rep. Dean Cannon, the Speaker of the Florida House who scolded Rep. Randolph for using the word ?terus?in debate on the House floor. Soon, the site will also allow men to incorporate an ?onorary?uterus to make a similar point about deregulating personal freedom and privacy.
?his is a sad commentary on the state of politics that women may have to pretend to be a corporation and take advantage of the mad dash to deregulate all businesses to escape the Legislature? regulation of their reproductive organs,?said Simon. ?ometimes all you can do is laugh at the absurd hypocrisy of policy makers.?
The Declarations offered on the site are political and have no legal standing.
For raising the issue, Rep. Randolph received the ACLUFL? weekly ?efender of Freedom?award last week. More information about Rep. Randolph? remarks and the Defender of Freedom award, is available here: