Assault on the Right to Choose: Where it Leads

I have no doubt that Dr. Tiller was murdered by the Christofacist right and that Fixxed News is as much to blame as is the Catholic Church and Randall Terry.

Like most rational people I do not favor abortion, but I am compelled to support the right to choose because it is impossible, impractical and immoral to deny it. It is impossible because in dire straits, women will seek and find the means to end unwanted pregnancies, and an underground market will be developed to meet that need. It is impractical because an unregulated underground market will not prevent abortions but it will increase the number of injuries and deaths that result from it. It is immoral because personal privacy is sacred and cannot be sacrificed to random visions of superior truth.

Overturning Roe V. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) is not the ultimate goal of the Christofacist right. They want to control what goes on in your bedroom…overturning Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), which maintains that private, consensual sex is protected by the 14th Amendment, and Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965) which extends Constitutional protection to the right to use contraception. Dog knows what will make them happy after that… mandatory chastity inspections for young maidens and chastity belts for the married women? Chattel rights for husbands? Mandatory observance on Sunday?

This should be a wake-up call. These people are armed, crazy and dangerous. We cannot minimize their threat.

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