Vintage Birth Control. We’ve come a long way.
The Christian God’s holy book doesn’t mention abortion. Or feticide. There are a (very) few instances where a reading sounds something like the pro-life concept that fertilized eggs are people (the same kind of anthropomorphic descriptions also exist for sperm, by the way…still waiting for the bills regulating how and when men can dispose of their sperm-children). But such interpretations always depend on dropping all context, and completely ignoring that figurative language is employed heavily throughout the ensconcing verses (discussed in detail here). But what’s more, not only does the Bible not bolster God’s cred as a pro-life champ, it seems to do rather the opposite. Combined with our understanding of biology, a religious vision of God as a “pro-life warrior” seems downright laughable.
From May. The sad thing? Many of the things discussed here ended up passing.
"Now you might recall that the GOP has repeatedly taken brave stands against all manner of measures beneficial to women and the furtherance of gender equality in our nation. Equal pay for equal work is a shining example of their diligence and courage. In my own home state of Wisconsin we learned that women simply don’t want money as much as men do, and our illustrious governor obligingly repealed our equal pay enforcement laws. Across the nation, Republicans had plenty to say on the issue, enlightening us time and again as to how terrible an idea it was (or, at least, why, though admirable in principle, in practice it was simply unthinkable, impractical, and likely to doom industry/humanity/the planet/the galaxy). On the national level, Republicans bravely voted to protect our great nation from the dreaded specter of equal pay for equal efforts – bravely, as such continual opposition to women’s rights, on this issue and others, arguably came at a very steep cost for Republicans (we know it as Mitt Romney’s thorough paddling at the polls by women voters).But who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? These old dogs have indeed learned the importance of equality for women, and are hard at work trying to ensure that women have the same rights as…well, livestock.”
From rachelshobbithole:”But one of the truly strangest side effects of some pro-life activity is the impact it has on women who miscarry. These measures are generally aimed at women who are attempting to terminate a pregnancy that involves a live fetus — because, according to the pro-life…
“Sew up the lady parts” … “stay off your back” … “close your legs” … “obstain” [sic] …
What a sanctimonious little twit. Interestingly enough, this is another one of those pro-lifers with a kid while in high school. Another one that the rest of her clan would treat with contempt and disdain. The same scorn she heaps out on the rest of the world.