In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s another nutty “therapy” being promoted to “correct” what the religious wacky doodles think will make their world perfect. You no doubt have heard about “Conversion Therapy” where “some kinds” of homosexuality can be “cured” by using psychological or spiritual interventions? Fortunately the practice has been banned in most sentient parts of the world. According to Wikipedia: “As of March 2020, 20 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and some counties and municipalities in the United States have passed laws banning the practice of conversion therapy on minors.”
Now here comes the latest attempt to bend the laws of human science and biology back to the wacky doddles’ perfect world. It’s called “Abortion Reversal”. I mean, Jesus H. Christ, what’s the attraction to the RWNJ’s to keep messing with people’s sexual organs and preferences? There’s even several Colorado clinics that are willing to give the “theory” a try. Just be sure and sign their release form before you start the therapy.
Lauren Boeber, the newest right wing congress person from Colorado used the opportunity of her first proposed piece of legislation to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. She has gone on several maniacal rants about Planned Parenthood and continually spouts nonsense on her Twitter feed. If a woman doesn’t understand the importance of a woman maintaining control of her reproductive rights, who do you trust those rights to? I guess Boeber would leave it to just any ideologue nutjob with access to hormone pills to decide whether a woman can decide if and when they will take on the hardest job in life, mother.
Who is Planned Parenthood, what is their mission and why do they rouse such ire in some folks? Their 2019 annual report reveals these numbers:
Two things that jump out to me:
1. Less than three percent of their services are abortions.
2. The majority of their medical services provided are for STI Testing and Treatment. I make the assumption that these people that are treated at a clinic are not people who can afford a personal doctor.
Why are the richest of the rich consumed with the reproductive processes of the poor? I postulate that the rich are not consumed by the prospect of the poor overpopulating, they’re consumed with the aspect that the poor won’t reproduce. The Republicans are obsessed with the poor continuing to reproduce an “under class” to the point of denying abortions to women who have been raped or are victims of incest.
Forcing children on people who can’t afford them, or more importantly, don’t want them is evil. In fact the book that the Republicans claim to guide their every movement on has addressed the exact situation. Proverbs 14:31 “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.”
Maybe the Republicans should change the tone and content of their message to ensure that the people who are on the fringes of society don’t act on Republicans propaganda, like “Abortion Reversal”. It would be the responsible thing to do, it would be the Christian thing to do.