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May 16, 2019

Alabama’s Near-Complete Abortion Ban is All About Pushing a Christian Theocracy

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:54

Secular country anyone?   Christian theocracy with religious laws.  Christian sharia?   Hugs

Alabama’s Near-Complete Abortion Ban is All About Pushing a Christian Theocracy

Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.

“Every sperm is sacred” really is now the law in Alabama.

It’s telling that Ivey’s God cares more about an unborn fetus than a 12-year-old rape victim or a mother whose child would forever suffer due to genetics or an inability to provide it proper care.

But Ivey is certainly not alone in invoking her faith in defense of this indefensible bill.

Here’s State Sen. Clyde Chambliss:

“Roe v. Wade has ended the lives of millions of children. While we cannot undo the damage that decades of legal precedence under Roe has caused, this bill has the opportunity to save the lives of millions of unborn children,” Chambliss said. “Life and liberty are not man given; they are given by our Creator. Today, Alabama made clear that we will protect our rights and the rights of our unborn children.

He’s wrong, of course. Abortions, by definition, don’t end the lives of children. And you can’t have God-given liberty when a women is forced to endure pain and suffering because a majority of Republicans, almost all men, decided they should have to.

12 Comments »

  1. Hi Scottie;
    I really enjoy how these fine people who govern the great state of Alabama are so convinced that by simply saying “no” to abortion, there will be no more abortions. I mean, crack is illegal, so is heroin, and it’s even illegal to run a stop light. Still happens. Abortions, at questionable places and by not the best of manners, have been going on for thousands of years.

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    Comment by randy — May 16, 2019 @ 08:16

    • Good morning Brother. I agree. This is really a push for control of females by men due to religious propaganda. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 16, 2019 @ 08:25

  2. It’s arguably worse than Sharî’ah overall. Traditionally each of the four schools of Sunnî Islamic law have considered abortion permissible during either the first forty days or the first four months under at least some conditions (though of course secular laws in Islamic countries don’t necessarily follow that). It’s still based on crackpottery — ideas about when God puts the soul in the body — but in practice it’s generally less restrictive than what these Alabama Bible-bangers are doing.

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    Comment by Infidel753 — May 16, 2019 @ 09:39

    • Hello Infidel. Do the different branches of Islam also support abortion for some time frame or just the Sunnis? Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 16, 2019 @ 12:03

      • I think Shî’ite religious law is actually less tolerant. Again, though, the actual laws in each country aren’t necessarily congruent with religious “law”.

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        Comment by Infidel753 — May 16, 2019 @ 20:09

        • Hello Infidel. I am wondering so I hope you will continue this discussion. How do you, who have studied the Islamic religions, compare them and their ascension to what is happening to day in the US with the religious right? Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — May 16, 2019 @ 20:45

  3. I wonder where the religiosity about every life being precious is after the child is born? If you read up on Democratic amendments proposed to the bill, many of them were measures to protect the sanctity of life after childbirth. They were all defeated. If people read up on the policies of countries like the Netherlands–cointries with the lowest abortion rates–those are policies not supported by these people. I’m cynical enough to think that this is more about controlling of women than anything else.

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    Comment by Brendan Birth — May 16, 2019 @ 19:37


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