McConnell Promises Republicans Will Escalate The Religious War on Women

During the lead up to the recent midterm elections, Republicans had nothing whatsoever to run on except that they hated African Americans, Hispanic immigrants, poor people, Muslims, peace, living wages, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, sick leave, education, women, unions, science, and most of all, President Barack Obama.  With consistent good news on economic growth, impressive job gains, record Wall Street numbers, falling gas prices, world-leading oil exports, Affordable Care Act satisfaction, falling debt and deficits, and increased revenue, about the only thing they could do was follow the lead of  many Democratic candidates and run away from President Barack Obama’s successes on the economic front. Their tactics were adequate to garner enough electoral support from racists and religious fanatics to increase their numbers in the House and gain control of the Senate.  Now, the Republicans’ first order of business with Mitch McConnell sharing Senate Majority Leader duties with Ted Cruz is precisely what they did when they won the House majority in 2010; attack women’s right to choose when they give birth.

In an interview in the Wall Street Journal, McConnell said that as part of the GOP’s campaign pledge to institute a robust “small government agenda,” Republicans will use their new power as the majority in the Senate to pass a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks. It is true that the Vatican legislation, like all GOP proposals, will not create one job, reduce the deficit, cut taxes, or enhance national security, but it will advance the religious right’s crusade to abolish Roe v. Wade and comply with the Vatican’s Humanae Vitae. It is the ultimate hypocrisy from the party that champions small federal government severely restricted from interfering with, or attempting to control, the private lives of American citizens.

Theocratic Republicans lust to pass a 20-week abortion ban based on absurd evangelical science that fetuses feel pain after 20 weeks. A claim that real scientists assert is not the case, but the evangelicals bent on controlling women do not acknowledge real science. Like many upcoming pieces of religious legislation, The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the religious Republican House in 2013, but Senate Democrats under the impression that America was not a theocracy rejected the Vatican bill; McConnell intends to remedy that secular decision right away. He said, “There’s no reason our constituents should be kept from having their voices heard on the issue in the Senate. I look forward to the Senate passing similar legislation in the next Congress.”

Several theocratic state legislatures have already passed 20-week abortion bans modeled after template legislation from the anti-women’s rights group National Right to Life that claims non-existent fetal pain supersedes a woman’s right to decide when to have children; Republicans hold the opinion that the choice belongs to evangelical extremists and congressional Republicans. The goal is clear; continue chipping away at legal protections under Roe v. Wade which guarantees the right to a legal abortion until about 24 weeks of pregnancy.

According to medical professionals and researchers, fetal pain is a highly complex issue and not any kind of reason to legislate the Vatican’s edicts banning, or legislating restrictions on, abortion on America’s women. In fact, it is abundantly clear that scientists say that if a fetus can feel pain at all, and that is a very BIG if, the physical facts are that the necessary neurological wiring for sensory stimulation (pain) is not in place until much later; well after the time when nearly all abortions occur.

However, the people using superstition to exert control over American women, the Vatican, patriarchal Republican males, and fanatical Christians have concluded that they know more than scientists and, by the way, their own bible’s god. It is worth repeating again that the almighty god of the Christian bible determined that a fetus at any stage of development is not a living being until it breathes air (Genesis 2:7, Genesis 1:30, Job 33:4); on its own and after it exits the mother’s womb. But Americanized Christians, and the Vatican, have not demonstrated any fealty to the book they claim empowers them to control women, and have taken up the mantle of overriding and playing god as a matter of course.

Abortion opponents claim a couple of scientists have done research that shows that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks after conception, but the one scientist the anti-choice fanatics cite, and two other scientists, say their work or current empirical evidence certainly DOES NOT provide scientific evidence to support any kind of fetal-pain laws. However, it is noteworthy that the same medical science indisputably proved that all birth control methods are not abortion, but the Vatican and anti-choice evangelicals claim they are, indeed abortifacients. That was the logic behind the Vatican-Five’s High Court Hobby Lobby ruling when they admitted all medical science was right that contraception was not abortion. But since Hobby Lobby’s “deeply-held religious belief” said they were abortion, then medical science be damned; contraception is abortion because god. Except god never said that; religious fanatics did and in a developing theocracy, religion always trumps science.

These are the same religious zealots who are certain that the moment a sperm cell punctures an ovum, the woman forfeits her 14th Amendment and citizenship rights to the resulting zygote; the single-celled organism the Vatican, evangelical fanatics, and Republicans claims is a living person and has supremacy over the mother. In fact, the idea that women are second class citizens and subservient is part and parcel of Republican policies as they proved directly after taking control of the House after the 2010 midterms, and that includes employers, rapists, abusive spouses, and of course, theocrats in the patriarchal Republican establishment.

If America’s women, or the men who love them, thought the religious Republican war on women of 2011 through 2014 was brutal, and it was brutal, they will look back endearingly at that four-year onslaught now that Republicans control both houses of Congress. They can look forward to personhood laws effectively criminalizing contraception, bans on working while pregnant, reduced wages, and restrictions on healthcare coverage simply because they are women. It is a bad omen indeed that the first item on Republicans’ agenda is restricting women’s right to choose, and it leads one to wonder just how long it will take Republicans to abandon the Vatican’s anti-women agenda and embrace the anti-women policies espoused by the Taliban because it is certainly coming soon.


24 Replies to “McConnell Promises Republicans Will Escalate The Religious War on Women”

  1. This is just the beginning, America. These lunatics will not stop until the entire country is an oppressive abject Corporate Christofascist state. In the next 10 to 20 years? Bet on it.

  2. Bottom line this is a dodge to get the ignorant to buy into their hate filled America; Christ would be whipping them out of the temple ; they hate everything Christ the man preached.

  3. It doesnt matter what the reason is, they want abortion gone. If they have to use the excuse their garbage man is Italian that’s fine with them

  4. Why people could not read this BS at the polls is beyond me. You really did not care whether the economy was improving, stock market higher then ever, ACA working better then ever. You just hated the President and this is what you get. You will reap what you sow.

  5. This is just the beginning. It really worries me how the dems let them carry the message and not one democrat would come out and correct it. So you wonder why the masses believe them. All our cable channels seem to be pro GOP. I can’t imagine that not one of these republican ass holes daughters are not on some form of BC..had an emergency abortion has had sex before marriage, having sex now. So tell me how your not going to allow your own daughters to have BC & end up having 19 kids like the dougars who are raising them to hate and r homophobic. I’m telling you the police state is next. Just watch. At the rate white cops kill blacks/latinos its the RW’s genocide and you know it. To every latina latino & AA who sit up there with fox and the repubs and condem us and lie right along with them..GTH! Traitors to your people. You should be ashamed. I sure am of you. Disgusting mexican and black racists on FOX! How much do they pay you to hate your own kind? They have no shame t…

  6. You assume the polls were held honestly, that those who voted, the majority voted for these dweebs. Do you really think the Repubs, are against cheating their way into office ? I am betting on it. ( Which is scary )

  7. this is why it is so important to gotv AND vote! the state elections are far more important than the federal elections. governor’s set the agenda for their states. obama can veto any bill that passes both houses, but if a state has a large number of republicans, these attacks on female reproductive rights will become law.
    any female, african- american, latino, vet, poor person, disabled oerson, young adult, elderly person, muslim….that vited for republicans beeed their heads examined!

  8. This certainly is a “religious war” against women…No mention of banning the sale of male enhancement drugs — viagra, etc.

  9. If pain is the true reason for the people driving the republican party to be against abortions, why do the want every boy born to suffer genital mutilation and without anthesia? Screaming in agony the baby is crimped, not just a quick snip. And over a hundred innocent babies that CERTAINLY feel pain die from circumscisions than from SIDS. This is hospital surgeries, not the ones 8 days later. And it isn’t even necessary. But it sure is profitable. Every woman in the US should watch the video of a real life baby being circumsized. I know when my boys were born I certainly wasn’t told what would actually be done to them. And I had no way to find out. Now there is all this information at our fingertips. Watch the videos, then ask yourselves Who? Why? Ask a lot of questions and then look up the answers to understand if you were lied to. You can bet on one thing. No adult man with a voice to refuse would have that done.

  10. Christian Sharia Law, Republican Style. This sounds like the Crusades all over again. You must believe the way we do, and if you don’t, we will kill you.

  11. The Christian fascists here in the USA are just as horrible as the Islamic ones in the Islamic dictatorships. Ever since Reagan who gave huge tax breaks to the filthy rich and encouraged them to destroy unions and jobs here in the USA and he also encouraged the growth of vicious fundamentalist religion at the expense of decent respectable scientific educational subjects such as evolution, this country has been turning into what it is now, a stinking Republican Religious Fascist Toilet Bowl

  12. This is one article I can say a big THANK YOU for.
    quoting Gen 2:7 should be used against all the B.S. handed out by the so called right to life people. Not a one is really for life, it’s all phony crap, that weak minded and uninformed people fall for. WAKE UP , this type of Christian does not follow any biblical teachings. Once again Remuse THANK YOU!!!

  13. You are 100% correct about St. Ronnie Reagan.

    I remember that he warmly welcomed the [ir]religious right with open arms as he destroyed funding for seniors, veterans, the poor, to name a few.

    Truly, he was the worst president of the United States.

  14. Esta, Absolutely.

    They cheated and schemed their way into taking the 2014 elections. My question, is anyone going to do anything about it?

  15. To be sure they will escalate the war on women’s rights across the board from wages and benefits to health care. BUT the real war will be a war of revenge on the American people who have taken a stand against the Fascist Reich Wing and voted for a Black Democrat. The will make this nation pay for having the courage to stand FOR Democracy and Against Fascist Christian Conservatives.

  16. “To every latina latino & AA who sit up there with fox and the repubs and condem us and lie right along with them..GTH! Traitors to your peole” I agree..

    Recently I had to travel to the “bible buckle” area, stayed @ hotel with TV, the only religious and sports channels were available. The colored people there, are even more righteous than the rest, have changed the laws to “no-selling on sundays”. And they are “Spanish” not mexicans…(believe to be descendents of the Duke of Someplace).
    The brain washing is ongoing, If I had stayed longer that 2 days I may have to be burned at the stake for challenging the status quo

  17. Those are interesting comments on genital mutilation, my ex wife thinks I’m not normal because my parents had the common sense and respect for myself and my brothers. Even when I showed her the proof that it’s not necessary AND that the incidences of non clipped males having 90% less of a chance of being sexually deviated and lower rates of sexual assault on women. Also circumcised males are up to 25% smaller after puberty. My ex liked convertible autos…I told her to look at me as if I owned a convertible..

  18. Colored people, Maranon? Really? And Spanish people instead of Mexicans? They live in Mexico. You do realize that many many French lived in Mexico too?

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