If this was 49.9% or 50.1%, I’d understand the confusion. But it most definitely is not. These people are intent on FORCING their religious beliefs down the throats of EVERYONE in violation of our Constitutional Rights on not one, but FOUR different Amendments.
This is OUTRAGEOUS.
Let me list the ways that this is violating my rights AND yours, because if they succeed doing this, they WILL move to rip up more of our hard-earned freedoms and take us back to the 16th century. Men, pay attention. This involves you as well.
First Amendment: A. Freedom of Speech – they want to restrict our right to protest openly and in public. To do this, they would take away our right to carry signs in the street, hold protests in front of public buildings, or hold protests in front of government offices. (Note: Senator Robertson introduced such a bill just this spring to the GA Senate. It failed to get consideration this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t come up again.) They also want to restrict our ability to say what our futures might be as far as careers or education by making sure that we stay home to care for children and homes.
B. Freedom of Religion – this is being violated because their belief that “life begins at conception” is a religious belief, not a medical or scientific fact. That means that they are using this as a pretext to force their religion down the throats of Jews, atheists, Hindus, agnostics, Muslims, and just people who disagree with them. The exact definition of when LIFE begins has never been scientifically delimited and their belief should not be used to force any compliance to an artificial standard of medical care.
Privacy – You are guaranteed by law that your healthcare information cannot be divulged or used except to other providers of your healthcare or to pay your bills. So why is the government using that information to say that you MUST remain pregnant? Or will they start saying that you have to GET pregnant? Or that a man cannot or should get a vasectomy? Why is it the government’s business anyway? What’s next? Are they going to start playing God and telling you who to breed with? Now THAT was something Hitler did.
Discrimination – on the basis of gender, skin color, economics, sexual preference, ethnicity, or any other criteria is supposed to be illegal. But anti-abortion laws are de facto discrimination because WOMEN OVER THE INCOME LEVEL OF $180k/YEAR will get their abortions regardless. It just doesn’t matter for them. That has always been true. They do not have those “inconvenient” babies. Poor women do. That fact is what helps keep poor women poor, too.
Now, gents, I’ve been writing about women, but let me tell you why this applies to you as well. If those people can suddenly rip the rights from 50% of the population, what makes you think that your rights are sacred? They are openly talking about reversing the laws regarding gay marriages, interracial marriages, women voting, and credit laws that allow people of color to get loans for homes. Probably they will try to remove voting from Black and brown Americans at some point if they can.
Want to help stop this idiocy? Vote for Democrats in 2022 and 2024. Stay involved in your LOCAL politics-city/county and state. Teach those children that voting is sacred and that every vote counts.
We must not lose. Because if we lose, we’ll lose our country. We have to fight.