You might have thought it was bad enough that 2016 Republican presidential candidate and Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker is going to sign a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks with no exceptions for incest or life of the mother. But it gets worse.
This week a story in Georgia illustrates just how dangerous religious tyranny posing as religious freedom can be to the health of women.
Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to choose when they give birth and, like every year for over two decades, religious fanatics will protest the landmark decision. Their contention is that patriarchs in Catholic Church, not women, own the right to make reproductive choices for American women.
American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby ruling. As is typical of the bishops, their aim is controlling American women and forcing them to either become celibate or perpetual birthing machines.
There were two reports out last week from a highly respected medical journal and an international organization that revealed America is a dangerous place to be an expectant mother, and for women-hating Republicans and Christian extremists it was welcomed news and a sign their anti-women efforts are a raging success.
Republicans have no qualms using the government to come between a patient and their doctor if the religious right demands it, and that is what is happening in Texas since a week after Thanksgiving.
This is 21st century America and absurdity borne of religion is on the ascendance and on the cusp of legally policing morality.
In their blood lust to withhold healthcare, coupled with their sheer hatred for the Affordable Care Act, Republicans revealed that they hate the unborn at the same level they hate women and children.
With no religious, economic, and scientific justification for denying women the right to choose their reproductive health, it is obvious the Republican's goal is exerting control over women.
Republicans have taken to championing primeval causes for their reality-challenged supporters, and left to their own devices are creating a hazardous existence for women.
House Republicans want government small enough to fit in your womb. And we need to make sure women remember that in 2014.
Here is the proof that 'pro-life' Republicans are not actually concerned with the life of a fetus: An Iowa Republican killed a maternal care bill with a poison pill.
All you uteri, gather round, the state has a job for you. You are hereby mandated to state control and surveillance as soon as you get pregnant.
President of the Calfiornia Republican Assembly, Celeste Greig, said pregnancies by rape are rare 'because it's an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.'
It turns out there is a segment of the population who have lost their freedom due to tyranny, but it originates with Republicans at the behest of Catholic and evangelical personhood advocates.
If a woman is having a miscarriage or a difficult pregnancy and she visits a Catholic hospital, chances are a priest will diagnose and recommend treatment based on Vatican dogma.
Buried deep in Ryan's latest Fetus Rights Bill is a section that will allow a rapist to sue his victim in order to stop her from getting an abortion.
A pro-fetus House Republican from Georgia is defending legitimate rape Todd Akin of Missouri and the gift of rape Richard Mourdock of Indiana.
Since we know it is possible we may soon be told we must give birth, how much of a stretch is it to imagine someone might tell us we can't?
Those nut jobs pushing Personhood amendments around the country got slapped down again today, this time by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.