War on Women, Part Infinity

Glamour Magazine spotted something about Alabama Senators who enthusiastically support Forced Birth. Can you spot it?

Aside from the obvious consequences to women if Alabama’s gambit to replace Choice with Forced Birth, the 52% of the electorate with ovaries might take exception with 25 straight, white, cisgendered male theocrats from Possum Hollar telling the entire nation that they will have their rapists baby.

This headline sort of brings the insanity of this law into stark relief: “Under Alabama’s Abortion Ban, Doctors Who Perform Abortions on Rape Victims Could Get More Prison Time Than Rapists.”

And so some Republicans are already noticing a disturbance in The Force

“Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday said he doesn’t support a recently enacted law prohibiting nearly all abortions at any point during pregnancy in Alabama.

“I don’t support the Alabama law,” the Utah Republican and 2012 GOP nominee for president told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “I believe that there ought to be exceptions. I’m pro-life, but there ought to be exceptions for rape and incest and where the life of the mother is at risk…

“…Romney is not the first prominent Republican to come out against the Alabama abortion law. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said last week that the bill goes “further than I believe,” and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said she believed the bill should have made exceptions. While not addressing the legislation directly, President Donald Trump on Saturday night tweeted that he favored exceptions in the case of rape and incest.”

“Leader McConnell’s record has been clear for decades on this issue,” said McConnell spokesman Doug Andres. “He opposes abortion except in the instance of rape, incest, or the life of the mother in is danger.”

Even Alabama’s GOP senator said he supports the three traditional exceptions.

Sen. Richard C. Shelby said he “always supported” exceptions for rape and incest.

“I’m not down there,” he said of his home state’s most recent law.

The latest antiabortion legislation represents a new front in the abortion debate. Nationally, Republicans have supported exceptions for all three circumstances for many years.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who is up for reelection this year, also said he opposed sweeping bans. “Of course there needs to be” exceptions, he said.

Several Republican senators, however, refused to weigh in on the issue.

“I don’t really have a response,” said Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who is also up for reelection next year. “I’m going to have to digest what’s going on.”

“States don’t need to hear from me on what they’re going to do,” said Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). “That’s how I always felt when I was in the state Senate.”

…but, you know, not enough to do anything about it. And it is still men telling women that they are essentially breeding mares, but that they understand the bloodlines of non-thoroughbreds, and you women don’t have to foal these. Mighty big of these men, and also shows that the politics of it is insane. If they really believe that nonsense about it being God’s Plan, there is at least a consistency in the theocrats position.

Wait, what’s that you say?

The Bible never mentions abortion
God states a fetus has less value to Him than a woman in Exodus
God mandates abortion for pregnant unfaithful wives in Numbers
God frequently demands slaughter of infants & fetuses
Jesus never mentions it
JC did oppose the death penalty

(From a tweet from John Fugalsang that has mysteriously gone missing, and Twitter gives an error when you try to go directly to his account. I wonder what happened?)*

*thanks Scissorhead Karla for alerting us that Fugeslang was back!

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10 Responses to War on Women, Part Infinity

  1. Bruce388 says:

    What? Gooper senators don’t like these new forced-birth laws? They’ll have time to think it over when they’re booted from office.


  2. Dennis Cole says:

    “Well, sure – abortion IS murder. but there ARE different degrees of murder, right? Like, first degree, second degree, and manslaughter, both voluntary and involuntary, and well, since we make exceptions for those, we might as well make some for these wimmenfolk who somehow got pregnant from being raped. But I thought their bodies had some way of dealing with that, so that they wouldn’t get pregnant, so maybe it WASN’T rape after all, which is why we have to have these laws, because wimmenfolk don’t really understand how the world works, or even what’s REALLY in their best interest, which is staying home and raising babies.”


  3. donnah says:

    I’m outraged, incandescantly so. I have been around long enough to have seen Roe v Wade put into place and I’ve witnessed the ongoing attacks on it by countless religious and misogynist zealots. The Republicans and the Right to Lifers put Trump into the presidency because they knew he’d get their Supreme judges up and running to start forcing their state challenges into law. They are willing to overlook Trump’s own adultering and make him their weapon against legal abortion.

    And these zealots are going to get their asses handed to them. Women of all ages are going to burn them like dragonfire, women are going to rise up and scorch the punitive, hateful laws that the states are trying to use to silence women and take away our ownership of our own bodies. Women who gathered for the Women’s March are going to do the same, but there will be pitchforks and torches this time.

    This battle is like no other, and women and men must stand up for our rights.

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    • roket says:

      Spot on. These wimpy republican responses and the Alabama State Legislature aren’t fooling anybody. The sole purpose of this legislation is to challenge Roe v Wade. I have always known that the revolution conservatives are expecting will not be the revolution they get. It is refreshing to think that the new revolution may just begin with women over women’s issues.

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    Did you know? Alabama’s recent anti-abortion bill was introduced by a woman, (Rep. Terri Collins,) and signed into law by a woman, who’s so pro-life she refused to commute a death sentence two short days later. And I saw a report that nearly ALL the wives of the male legislators who voted for it are proponents besides, as well.

    Xtian indoctrination is alive and well in the Deep South.


    • w3ski4me says:

      I really love that part about signing this abortion of law and then refusing to commute a death sentence just days later. Life means nothing to these people. Only fetuses matter to them. How pathetic that they hide behind the word “life”.

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  5. Karla says:

    Fugelsang is back, and here’s the tweet you referenced:

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  6. The King In Yellow says:

    Every sperm cell has the potential to penetrate an ovum and begin the development of a fetus. Male ejaculation should only be permitted during intercourse. Any man caught masturbating should face 25 to life.


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