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The New Blue Light Special: South Dakota’s Religious educatiHow mucon before an abortion

In a previous post I stated that religious tolerance was under attack by the Christian Right.  I was right.  Tuesday the governor of South Dakota signed into law the most abusive attack on the rights of women.  This bill requires a three-day waiting period, the longest in the country for any woman seeking an abortion.

What makes this bill “special” is that it requires women to go to a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” and receive religious education training.  Mind you it doesn’t matter if you have religion, don’t have religion or even care.  You get the blue light special of religions, the Christian Right.  Your religion isn’t good enough, and obviously you fail to see that this is a crisis that can only be “saved” by the religious teachings of the Christian Right.

This is an anti-abortion movement bent on imposing its religious beliefs on the public at large. It is not openly discussed in the abortion debate.  I discussed it in an earlier post, that the Religious Right was making a conscience effort to make us lose our religion and convert their beliefs.  It is so obvious.  The majority of all “crisis pregnancy centers” are religious organizations that are anti-abortion. It interferes with their religious dogma about female sexuality, women’s roles, and their absolute belief about when the soul enters the body.  Making it mandatory for women to suffer through a sermon on Christian ethics about sexuality before getting an abortion should be a violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.  We do remember the First Amendment? Why is it appropriate to make women listen to religious lectures before making a decision that involves their own religious beliefs about life?

Should we consider attending a Hindu lecture before getting married? Or joining a church or making plans for our funeral?  Do we need a second opinion on our personal religion? Abortion is a private and personal matter.  Women do not take this decision lightly.  They make thoughtful and pray full decisions.  They speak to their own personal God regardless of the name of the religion.  It is their right.  This law is an attack on reproductive rights, privacy rights and religious freedom.  Their theocracy is to change our religion.

The Christian Right lacks the authority to tell me that my religion isn’t good enough.  That the only way to be saved is through them.  Line up for the blue light special. We have Rand Paul with his shop around abortion theory, and now we have blue light religion. How much better can it get? Their could me music CDs, movies, popcorn and pizza.  All this effort for the one abortion clinic in all of South Dakota!

All women should be angry, because this bill make women seem stupid, ignorant and subservient to men.  They treat us as if we do not have minds of our own and must depend on man to survive.  It should be a personal affront to all women of this country.

It’s can make you lose your religion.

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Diary of Ohio #2

PRISON REFORM:

State Budget Deficits and Cutbacks lead to a Silver Lining:  God Bless Gov. Kasich.  In his attempt to make us solvent, he wants to let “low-hanging fruit” out on the street.  If they go in for less than a year, we could save money by not putting them in prison  Or releasing them early to save money.

When that happens, no one should be surprised when crime increases, since there aren’t enough jobs for law-abiding citizens, let alone criminals. In many areas this is haled as a smarter approach on criminal justice.  They proclaim that prison reform is a rare public policy that cuts through the liberal-conservative divide  They preach that when fewer “non-violent” offenders are sent to prison, conservatives cheer at taxpayer savings and liberals smile at a more compassionate justice system.  One of very few things that conservatives and liberals seem to agree upon…let them go just so they can commit a crime, maybe even a serious one  But we can save money.

The irony of this, is that these lunatics want to privatize prisons, make them for profit prisons.  It is almost brilliant…..let them out, catch them again and put them into a for-profit prison.  Low prison populations in private run prisons is a myth.  There is no money in it.  Private for-profit prisons are in the business of making money, not justice  Think about… a first time sex offender out on the street again, commits a worse crime and the for-profit makes more money.  But the safety of citizens is ignored.  Thank you Lord Kasich.

ANOTHER ATTACH ON ABORTION:

[T]he so-called “Heartbeat Bill” legislation, which would ban abortion as early as 18 to 24 days after conception, isn’t supported by the Ohio Right to Life Society. That organization is backing a number of other anti-abortion bills, including a ban on late-term abortions after 20 weeks except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother or the irreversible impairment of a major body function.

It is a bill created by Janet Folger Porter, a native Ohioan and president of the conservative interest group Faith2Action.  Republican State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann is prepared to unveil the so-call “Heartbeat Bill. The first proposal of its kind in the country, with other states, Texas, Georgia and Oklahoma watching intently.

“We can’t carry all the babies out of the burning building in one trip,l but with this bill will carry most of them out with it,” Porter said “With this legislation, we can save more than 20,000 lives a year. We’ve been taking baby steps for a long time. This is a leap.”

“After all, Ohio is the ‘Heart of it All’, so it’s only fitting that we protect our fellow human beings with beating hearts.” Said Wachtmann.

These right-wingnuts are always eager to save babies, stop abortion  Look at all the legislation being considered.  But nowhere in any of these bills is there any mention of what their plans are for these children after they have been “saved.”   In this case these right-wingnuts want to outlaw abortion at a point when most women don’t even know they are pregnant .

The Bill is simple:  It would prohibit women from ending pregnancies at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, sometimes as early as 18 days after conception.

Still, if you are for the bill is has its perks……Red heart balloons, heartbeat music video, and all manner of Propaganda.  It is stunning.  Check it out, get a laugh, get angry that their attempt to legislate morality of any kind.   http://www.heartbeatbill.com