Steering America towards Theocracy One Fetus at a Time

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There is an attack on liberty in America from the corporate world, but there is a not-so-covert attack on women that is quietly steering America toward a theocracy. For example, a State Constitutional amendment on the Colorado ballot intends on extending personhood to a fetus and a fertilized ovary.

The intention is to overturn Roe v Wade, but along the way, women are going to bear the brunt of the attack as is normal for Christian Reconstructionists and Dominionists. By giving personhood to a fetus, any action that harms the fetus, or the ovary, will result in a murder charge.

The Colorado amendment is sponsored by an extremist Christian group, American Life League, and it is not the first attempt at forcing biblical mythology on the government. Colorado Amendment 62 will make any birth control illegal, and any medical procedure that may cause harm to the fetus or fertilized egg is considered murder; including miscarriage.

The Colorado Personhood Amendment follows similar laws already on the books  in Montana and North Dakota, and the American Life League has plans for similar amendments in 17 other states. There is minimal outrage over these amendments, and Christians are mobilizing in churches and statehouses to see this archaic law imposed on the entire country.

Christian Reconstructionists went back to Moses to find a scriptural reference (Ex. 21:22, 23) to support this evil attack on women. In the 4,000 plus year-old Mosaic Law, any harm to a pregnant woman is considered a capital crime. But, like the mythological laws of Moses, the woman’s life is disregarded for the life of the unborn; or the ovary.

If a married woman has recently been sexually active and has an x-ray, she could be charged with murder for harming the fertilized egg. In the case of violent rape or incest, the egg must be protected regardless the harm to the mother.   Most semi-intelligent Americans know that a fertilized egg must attach to the uterus in order to grow and eventually become a fetus, but Christians following archaic Jewish mythology aren’t known for their intelligence.

The disturbing aspect is that only women will suffer from these states’ constitutional amendments. There is no provision for a man’s responsibility, and without any kind of birth-control, women will be left holding the bag; conservative Christians offer no assistance for raising unplanned children.

If these amendments pass and become law in the 17 states as planned, someone will challenge the constitutionality all the way to the Supreme Court, and with Christian Conservatives in charge of the court, it is easy to discern the outcome. Conservatives have little or no regard for women, and a brief perusal of Republican’s voting records show they are against gender equality for health care, wages, and reproductive rights.

America cannot stand by and let women suffer at the hands of male-dominated Christians. Laws like Amendment 62 in Colorado must be stopped on religious grounds for sure, but also on personal freedom issues. Is the law’s intent to stop sexual activity except for procreation? American Life League thinks so or they wouldn’t force every woman to get pregnant.

Amendment 62 will prohibit birth control, and the sponsors make no apologies for resurrecting a Stone Age Jewish myth that disregards the rights of women. There is nothing in the law that penalizes the sperm donor, rapist, or incestuous relative because the sponsors follow bible rules that state women must subject themselves to men.

Republican legislators ignore the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom for everyone and follow the Bible’s command to dominate women and deprive them of their equal rights. Americans must protect a woman’s rights, and no-one should be subjected to archaic Jewish Stone Age mythology.

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12 Replies to “Steering America towards Theocracy One Fetus at a Time”

  1. Holy Schmoley it’s the plot of The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood). Living in my little Northern California bubble, I had no idea…

  2. You put into words things I’ve been thinking about so deeply– especially for the last several weeks. This upcoming election may go down in history as an assault on women’s rights, and yet no one is talking about that.

    There is little to no outrage over these bills. They passed a similar law in Georgia, or they are still trying to sort it out- where the fetus has status as person, which apparently got them tangled up in when exactly they could lock a woman up for murder and abuse of a fetus.

    There really aren’t words.

  3. They tried to get the person hood bill passed in AK last year, I can’t remember if they actually got it on the ballot or just had a petition trying to get it on the ballot. These people are deranged and downright evil.

    We’re facing a dominionist take over here in HI too. The Republican Duke Aiona, candidate for Gov., is a member & leader of the International Transformation Network (killing gays in Uganda) through it’s group, Transformation Hawaii. They’ve spread their roots deep within the State. We have to stand up against these people and say not only NO, but HELL NO!

  4. Since there is no fail-safe method of birth control, this law amounts to holding women of child-bearing capabilities as hostage (biology is destiny.) There are cases where women have had their tubes tied & ended up with ectopic pregnancies. What would happen to them? This proposed law is designed, not to give “personhood” to fetuses, but to reduce and eliminate women’s rights and their autonomy over their bodies. Essentially any pregnant woman becomes a ward of the state. Not a peep out of the MSM, but Christine O’Donnell’s early dating career is front page news. Good Grief.

  5. the amendment does not go against using prophylactics that prevent fertilization. Or what other other utensils and devices that might be used. It is from what I understand in reading the link against the pill for various reasons. That doesn’t change the fact they will try to put us back in the fifth century.

    And it’s my bet that the people of this state are not sufficiently aware of what this bill really means.

    How I wish we could catch up with Europe. It’s beginning to become a passion

  6. I would move in a heartbeat! These idiots here who are so afraid of socialism have no idea what it looks like in a democratic socialist state. Suffice it to say, crime is much lower and there’s not a dog eat dog mentality. What next? Will they want control of our minds too?

  7. Living in the Midwest I’ve been watching these extremist sneak these laws onto the books. The attacks have been head on against all abortion, but in recent years there has been an uptick in the religious right attacking access to birth control. Couple that with the reduction in state and federal funds for education, housing, health care, foster care and adoption programs and the religious right’s complete assent to all that is war. The religious right is pro-war and anti women and children.

    Thanks for this great post pointing out some of the most recent attempts to control my uterus from the Bible.

  8. That amendment will, according to the authors (extreme Catholics) prohibit any form of birth control. The All Life League is Christian, but they are Catholic Christians and firmly adhere to no birth control whatsoever.

    I think that if some of the anti-abortion Christians knew it was Catholic inspired, it would have difficulty passing because of the Church prohibition on any birth control.

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