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As Public Support for Legal Abortion Climbs, Anti-Choice Crusade Escalates


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As Public Support for Legal Abortion Climbs, Anti-Choice Crusade Escalates

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Public support for legal abortion in the United States is at its highest point in two years, with nearly six out of ten people backing the reproductive right, according to a new poll (pdf) conducted in the wake of last month's mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic that killed three people.


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To the Christian Right, the majority numbers don't mean anything. For many of these individuals, their so-called faith entitles them to not just tell others how to live, but also force (as well as enforce) them to conform to church-world standards.

One might have a modicum of respect for such types if they weren't the first ones to insist on the public's right to own not just guns, but major assault weapons; and if they didn't view wars as proofs of fealty to a very twisted premise of the God-head.

It's a good thing that there are that many people asserting women's right to control over their own bodies and reproductive destinies. Nonetheless, the growing power of Taliban-like religious zealots (under the Jesus Brand) is very unsettling. True believers, they will do just about anything to assert their "right" to make others live in conformity with THEIR standards.

Central to patriarchy is the family-system based on the FATHER serving as head and/or authority.

When women decide things for themselves, it's a challenge to the entire paradigm that patriarchy built. THAT is what this is really all about.

Female sovereignty is a direct challenge to male authority; and it's male authority--built into everything from religious hierarchies to academic institutions that the entire world-model is built upon. And that's why HALF of the trillion dollar U.S. budget STILL gets earmarked for militarism, even with Earth Mother crying out for help; even with entire ecosystems everywhere imploding; even with 4 million refugees seeking desperate means of escape from war-ravaged lands.

The priorities are those of serial killers trapping citizens inside a gigantic insane asylum!

ONLY a return to The Balance can heal the travesties that pass for law, policy, and planning today!


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As women's organizations have long known -- as the Southern Poverty Law Center recently re-confirmed -- the dwindling pro-life movement seems to have been being supported by the also dwindling White Supremacist movement which also seems to be pretty much what's left of the KKK.

Long ago, women tried to have the RICO laws applied in these cases of arsons, bombings, murders and other attacks at women's clinics.

Nonetheless, the growing power of Taliban-like religious zealots (under the Jesus Brand) is very unsettling. True believers, they will do just about anything to assert their "right" to make others live in conformity with THEIR standards.undefined> Central to patriarchy is the family-system based on the FATHER serving as head and/or authority.

When women decide things for themselves, it's a challenge to the entire paradigm that patriarchy built. THAT is what this is really all about.

Female sovereignty is a direct challenge to male authority; and it's male authority--built into everything from religious hierarchies to academic institutions that the entire world-model is built upon. And that's why HALF of the trillion dollar U.S. budget STILL gets earmarked for militarism, even with Earth Mother crying out for help; even with entire ecosystems everywhere imploding; even with 4 million refugees seeking desperate means of escape from war-ravaged lands.

The priorities are those of serial killers trapping citizens inside a gigantic insane asylum!

I'd also mention that this patriarchy was put in place with our schizophrenic Constitution which elevated males while proclaiming "all are created equal" --
at least males who owned property as they were the only males at the time permitted to vote. Our new government also passed on to them land grants and a good deal of influence over the new government, its natural resources -- attaching them to the teats of government.

That power and influence of Elite white males has only grown since then.

I'm also thrilled to see you pointing up the insanity of our MIC and exploiters of Nature -- they are suicidal.

As with other fascist systems which have risen in the past, it is dependent upon violence -- and it is not only our liberal leadership which is attacked and eliminated, it will also eventually destroy even centrist leaders.