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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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Rand Paul Needs a Charlie Sheen Tatoo

Rand Paul in Charlie Sheen mode, yesterday complained to the deputy assistant energy secretary that his toilet just doesn’t flush right.  He can’t get one that one that works.  What is really consistent with Paul and most republicans is that he managed to make this an abortion issue.  He asked her is she was pro-choice.  She was rightly stunned she replied that she was pro-choice on light bulbs.  That is when Charlie showed up.

He went into this passionate protest. He likened the choice of abortion to bein “anti-choice on every other consumer item, including light bulbs, refrigerators, dishwashers and toilets. You can’t go around your house without being told what to buy. You restrict my purchases. You don’t care about my choices.” See YouTube.

I didn’t realize that reproductive choice was a consumer purchase?  So I can go to Office Max, Sears or Amazon and pick up one on those late-term abortion things with an Energy Star rating  Then came the problem with his toilet. “I can’t find a toilet that works. My toilets don’t work in my house. And I blame you and people like you.” He demanded that a woman explain to him why his toilet doesn’t work but she still gets to have abortions.  Is there no justice in the world? He finds it insulting that he has to flush more than once while women get to have all the fun choices.  He goes on to say “you don’t care about the consumer, frankly. You raise the cost of all the items with all your rules, all your notions that you know what’s best for me.”

Freedom of choice must only apply to light bulbs, refrigerators and other items.  You don’t get arrested for buying an energy-efficient appliance, or energy-efficient light bulbs.  But more than a handful of Republicans are trying to many ways to jail women for having abortions and miscarriages.  His freedom of choice ends with women.  We have a free market in America So now tell us Rand, where is it now?

He finds it “troubling, this busy body nature that you want to come into my house, my bedroom, my bathroom….” I woman and her body is up for grabs.  It seems obvious that  how he feels is similar to the feelings of all us on the side of pro-choice.  Government should stay out of his/my right to choose toilets, energy-efficient one or not, but I don’t have the right to choose what I can do with my own body.

On his official site : I will always vote for any and all legislation that would end abortion or lead us in the direction of ending abortion.
I believe in a Human Life Amendment and a Life at Conception Act as federal solutions to the abortion issue. I also believe that while we are working toward this goal, there are many other things we can accomplish in the near term.

I would strongly support legislation restricting federal courts from hearing cases like Roe v. Wade. Such legislation would only require a majority vote, making it more likely to pass than a pro-life constitutional amendment.

I would support legislation, a Sanctity of Life Amendment, establishing the principle that life begins at conception. This legislation would define life at conception in law, as a scientific statement.

States are presenting bills and approving legislation to criminalize a women’s right to choose. In fact, he wants to override state’s rights in favor of a federal plan to make women criminals if they make choices that affect their own bodies.  He and his fellow Republicans are good at saying a women hasn’t the right to choose, that she must bring the child into the world regardless of the circumstances, but they don’t tell us who is going to take care of these children once they are born.  They talk about cutting the budget, but anti-abortion legislation would only increase the budget not to mention the size of government.

So now what Rand Paul is saying, at least today, is that we have the freedom to buy things that take a toll on the ecosystem for lord knows how long: pro-freedom, pro-life.  Freedom to put as many expensive, paternalistic restrictions as possible on women’s right to choose is somehow the same.  Now that is real bovine scatology!!

Rand Paul and comrades need a new drug not unlike Charlie.  Rand Paul needs a Charlie Sheen tatoo to remind him who and what he really is.

The reason his toilet doesn’t flush right is simple:  it can’t handle all his crap.