Monday, May 20, 2024

I Keep Telling You…

… But you don’t believe me that the Republican goal is to have women barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen. Don’t believe me well get a load of this bill that the governor vetoed, the bill protected a woman’s right to contraception. It would have prevented contraceptives becoming illegal!
The Hill
May 17, 2024

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) vetoed a slew of bills Friday, including one focused on protecting access to contraceptives.

“While I look forward to working with the General Assembly to see if we can reach agreement on language in the future, today I must act on the language before me, and there are several bills which are not ready to become law,” Youngkin said in a release shared by his office.

“This includes legislation related to contraception. Let me be crystal clear: I support access to contraception. However, we cannot trample on the religious freedoms of Virginians,” he added.

In his veto statement, Youngkin said the legislation created “an overly broad cause of action against political subdivisions and parents, as well as medical professionals acting in their expert judgment and within their scope of practice.”
Um, ah… so exactly how does allow contraceptive for all affect religious freedoms? You mean they want to deny contraceptives to other because it interferes with their religious beliefs and the religious beliefs of others don’t count?
Companion bills in the State House and Senate chambers state that “a person shall have the right to obtain contraceptives and to engage in contraception” and that the right “shall not be infringed upon by any law, regulation, or policy that expressly or effectively limits, delays, or impedes access to contraceptives or information related to contraception.”
Just more of the Republican’s twisted logic and it is spreading across the nation in Republican legislatures.
A new conservative incrementalism wants to erode access to birth control and lay the groundwork for a future ban.
By Mary Ziegler, professor at the UC Davis School of Law
October 10, 2023

A recent exposé by The New Yorker dropped a bombshell about the organization that may now be the most important in the antiabortion movement: the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian litigation group with a string of Supreme Court wins and a $104 million dollar budget in 2022. Alan Sears, a long-term leader of the group, told the New Yorker of his hopes that one day, Americans would “say the birth control pill is a mistake.”

Sears’ comment contrasts with ADF’s successful public relations strategy: claiming to defend merely the right to conscience of conservative Christians. The history of strategies like the ADF’s make clear that today’s conscience arguments can underwrite future bans, even on birth control itself.


The Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade and the ADF’s work against transgender rights have provided the group with an equally important resource for anti-birth control incrementalism: history and tradition as a limit on constitutional rights. The Dobbs ruling rejected the idea of a right to choose abortion by stressing that it is not deeply rooted in our nation’s history and tradition, understood to mean the years around 1868, when the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified.
Their goal is a White Christian Nation!




It is like the Republicans are taking their plays from the Handmaid's Tale plot line.

Just in case you forgot what the show was about...
Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.
Now tell me doesn't it seem like the Republicans are working toward that utopian goal?

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