Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Meet 8 Right-Wing Groups Practicing Scorched-Earth Anti-Choice Nuttery Against Women

Meet 8 Right-Wing Groups Practicing Scorched-Earth Anti-Choice Nuttery Against Women: "They’ve sent a strong message to Republicans: It’s not enough to be “pro-life” anymore. They want full-on war on women and sex.

Is there a rift in the anti-choice movement? A recent story in the New York Times centered around Ohio Right To Life’s unwillingness to lend their support or endorsement to a bill banning abortion from the time a heartbeat is detected in an embryo certainly makes that clear. As reproductive rights activists have noted for a couple of years now, there’s a war breaking out between two anti-choice groups, the incrementalists and the absolutists. Both largely agree on the goals of the movement, which is a complete ban on all abortion, with severe restrictions and possibly bans on contraception as well. What they disagree about is tactics. Incrementalists view themselves the more mainstream branch of the movement, and they focus mainly on chipping away at abortion rights. They’re wary of taking the fight to the courts, who tend to routinely shoot down any legislation perceived as an out-and-out ban on abortion....."

I wonder how many of these religious nutjobs would shit their pants to figure out that their God aborted babies of women who had affairs in the Old Testament.



MotivatedinOhio said...

These people are nuts.  I have never been in a position to truly decide how I feel about abortion.  I do think that education and birth control is probably the best way to reduce abortions.

Underground Politics said...

You're right there. Abstinence only education doesn't work, at all. And the only think I know for sure on how I feel about abortions is that I could never look a rape or incest victim in the face and tell them that they had to go along with the pregnancy.

MotivatedinOhio said...

I couldn't either.  That would be a terrible position to be in, and whatever the woman's decision, she needs support, not judgement.

Underground Politics said...

I wish more people took that stance Mio.