The Christian Right is once again predicting civil war, this time over abortion.

By |2019-05-27T14:33:58-08:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

First, they fought to keep black people as slaves, now they will fight to enslave women.

Courtesy of The Guardian

Republican lawmakers such as Ohio’s Candice Keller have openly speculated that the divide over abortion rights might lead to civil war. Last month, Keller drew explicit comparisons with the antebellum situation over slavery, telling the Guardian: “Whether this ever leads to a tragedy, like it did before with our civil war, I can’t say.”

Earlier this month, the Guardian revealed that the Washington state republican legislator Matt Shea had also speculated about civil war, and the “Balkanization” of America, predicting that Christians would retreat to “zones of freedom” such as the inland Pacific north-west, where Shea is campaigning for a new state to break away from Washington.

Asked on a podcast if the two halves of the country could remain together, Shea said: “I don’t think we can, again, because you have half that want to follow the Lord and righteousness and half that don’t, and I don’t know how that can stand.”

Shea has introduced a bill – unlikely to pass – which would criminalize abortion in the state.

Along with legislators, the notion of a civil war over abortion has been finding traction in the media organs of the Christian right.

In the past year, Charisma magazine, the leading media voice of Pentecostal and charismatic Christians, has run at least half a dozen articles contemplating the possibility of an imminent civil war in America. One recent article profiles pastor, broadcaster and author Michael L Brown, who blames a “coming civil war” on “militant abortionists”.

Brown told Charisma: “A civil war is coming to America, only this time, it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation”.

“Militant abortionists?” These are doctors providing a legal medical procedure in licensed facilities.

But if these anti-women fascists get their way then we will indeed have militant abortionists because these procedures will be performed in back alleys by veterinarians,  coroners, and butchers looking to make some way money from desperate women.

Going to war with each other over an ignorant misunderstanding about biology is one of the stupidest reasons I have ever heard.

Once again for the record, a six-week fetal heartbeat is NOT a thing.

The clump of reproducing cells is not even called a fetus until ten weeks.

An embryo at six weeks “has no other functioning organs, no ability to live on its own, and it’s actually so small that when we review pathology from an abortion or a miscarriage at six weeks gestation, there’s not an identifiable fetus to review, It’s just a gestational sac and some cells, so it’s very small and definitely not able to live outside of the womb.” (Source.)

That is what these idiots are willing to kill and die for. 

We could solve this whole fucking problem if we had federally mandated sex ed classes in high school and started taxing churches to pay for them. 

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18 Comments

  1. anonymous May 28, 2019 at 7:01 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/ruth-bader-ginsburg-scorches-clarence-thomas-in-abortion-ruling-footnotes/

    “A woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother,’” Ginsburg wrote. “The cost of, and trauma potentially induced by, a post-procedure requirement may well constitute an undue burden … under the rational-basis standard applied
    below, (and) Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky had no need to marshal evidence that Indiana’s law posed an undue burden.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/kavanaugh-blamed-by-cnns-toobin-for-supreme-court-allowing-abortion-restriction-to-stand-and-warns-more-to-come/

    “Trump said he would appoint people to the bench who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.”

    FUCKU Susan Collins

  2. Anonymous May 28, 2019 at 7:28 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-abortion-reproductive-health-act_n_5ceccf95e4b00356fc26a04b

    The Reproductive Health Act
    “This Act sets forth the fundamental rights of individuals to make autonomous decisions about one’s own reproductive health, including the fundamental right to use or refuse reproductive health care,” the legislation, now referred to as Senate Bill 25, reads. The measure would also restrict “the ability of the State to deny, interfere with, or discriminate against these fundamental rights.”

  3. Melania Is Trash May 28, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Shea makes the wrong statement. It is literalism – not “following” – of the Lord that is the division. The lens of inherent existence is the ignorance.

  4. Anonymous May 28, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Ah – the need to be right. The first sign of ignorance. Christians and their material stories of certainty for the ignorant mind unwilling and unable to face nature’s uncertainty itself. Talk about rejecting nature.

    • aNOn May 28, 2019 at 8:12 am

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/outrage-erupts-as-trump-attacks-the-scientific-process-itself/

      “Out of pure spite, Trump is hastening climate apocalypse.”
      “led by physicist William Happer, who once said the “demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”

      Happer was brought on to the National Security Council by John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser.

      “Mr. Happer and Mr. Bolton are both beneficiaries of Robert and Rebekah Mercer, the far-right billionaire and his daughter who have funded efforts to debunk climate science,”
      “This report makes it clear that climate change is not some problem in the distant future,” said Brenda Ekwurzel, the director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
      “It’s happening right now in every part of the country.””

      Correction>THE WORLD

  5. Anon May 28, 2019 at 7:47 am

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/727323584/missouri-could-soon-become-first-state-without-a-clinic-that-performs-abortions?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190528&fbclid=IwAR2_rW-dGy92Tlc7EuU5NZWPbb7iv51aPeuG4rNlxTjpg0b3_QOseHKpd4c&fbclid=IwAR3kBDBeEbzcwkHwtev76iXAZLstDlyu2AsMLFiKVxjUnd0xTlTS2iKGFgI&fbclid=IwAR3JCftISw6V_wzW38dKloGZkCk-B-gekWzimQbIQzzJYyDcph3F-noyfu8&fbclid=IwAR1vAem3o8cInzY_MhPobRlw02pXyuSOsJpPEYpolAcmYIscu1Kxts7c2A8&fbclid=IwAR0ikMID_KIvcgJiTZzCcn7BYYVAmy16xVJ9kV__ppmC8me6FGO-wPWEoRY&fbclid=IwAR2qa5Iyvfm7Dna2G68FwwykUH1MNA-QUpI2UN-ezyAjfaTSa08Y5OK755Q

    Planned Parenthood says state officials have indicated the questioning could lead to criminal proceedings or board review for those physicians, who provide the procedure at Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region. – “This is a tragedy for Missouri women and doctors. And it’s a disturbing preview of what anti-choice politicians are trying to implement across the country,” – Doctors should be able to provide health care without fearing interrogation.”

  6. 2100 May 28, 2019 at 7:59 am

    “the reported comments made by Hockstader et al to two of the female candidates – assuming Alicia Plerhoples’ and Larysa Kautz’s accounts are accurate (and I have no reason to doubt that they are) – are simply appalling. Check it out:

    *Plerhoples reports that they asked her, “how will you be Chairman with two young children?”
    *Kautz says that they lectured her about how “there are no women with young children on the Board of Supervisors…because ‘there are late night meetings, and it’s hard work’.”
    I mean, this is just beyond parody. Can someone remind me, are we living in 2019 or 1919 or what?

    Is the WaPo seriously ok with this type of attitude and language directed at female candidates – both of whom (Plerhoples and Kautz), by the way, are VERY impressive and would do an EXCELLENT job! Truly appalling if so.

    P.S. Note that at least one WaPo-endorsed *male* candidate has young kids. Wonder if they asked/lectured *him* about that. Nah!”

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/28/1860841/-WaPo-Endorses-All-Men-in-Fairfax-County-Reportedly-Asked-Female-Candidate-How-will-you-be-Chairma?utm_campaign=trending

  7. Anonymous May 28, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Oh ward Christian soldiers.. are they going to kill us with their bibles?

  8. P May 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Just a reminder:

    Take the L out of Catholic, rearrange, and it spells Chaotic.

  9. Abe May 28, 2019 at 8:14 am

    “At least two victims are dead, including an 11-year-old girl, and about 17 others were injured in a mass stabbing attack near Tokyo, Tuesday morning.”

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/727426277/2-killed-at-least-16-others-injured-in-japan-mass-stabbing?fbclid=IwAR2mFdHd1ygdhjfFw-1_glu0R_OMkoAl75aPJxbrkyAsV9OPL1sECcM_SZM

  10. CVS May 28, 2019 at 8:44 am

    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/mark-bertolini-state-healthcare-america-deywit/

    “Mark Bertolini, the former CEO of Aetna, to discuss the state of healthcare in America and how events in his personal life shaped his own understanding of patient care.”

  11. Anonymous May 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Amid censorship fears, Trump campaign ‘checking out’ alternative social network
    Parler is like Twitter, but for Trump fans.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/28/trump-campaign-twitter-1345357

  12. Anon May 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

    When is your baby do?
    Betsy McCaughey:
    “You think they should sue McDonald’s for the obesity epidemic? … There are plenty of people who eat too much. And the fact is individuals, including teenagers or their parents, have a responsibility to monitor their own conduct”

    https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2019/05/28/fox-guest-denies-pharmaceutical-companies-responsibility-opioid-epidemic-compares-crisis-people-who/223797?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

  13. puck May 28, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    got to buy a red dress and a cape-you can bet the Lifers LOVE that show. women completely under men’s control.

  14. Old Redneck May 28, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Another gaggle of rightwing nutcases proclaiming their readiness for “civil war.”

    I LOL AT THEM. Bring it on, you dumbass mofos!!! I’m a peace-loving old redneck. After 30 years as an Army infantry officer with three tours in Vietnam, I’m had enough war. HOWEVER, I have two gun safes filled with my arsenal of hunting and target shooting firearms. Then, there’s my AR-15 with a case of ammunition just in case you rightwing dumbasses try anything.

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