Here is another diversion into the upcoming American election, this time highlighting one of the most shameful aspects of Republican power politics, their relentless attack on a women's right to self-determination and self-defense. They justify their stance on the conviction that they've tapped into the mind of Thee God Almighty, creator of time and life, and that 'God' has commanded them... out of "love" and "caring" - to force themselves into a woman's private business.
Ironically, this same Republican God doesn't seem to have a problem with USA's gargantuan global armament sales (here, here, here, here) nor with the hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian casualties our guns and bombs have inflicted (here, here, here, here).
She is also the author of "Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Theological Event"
Who's a person?
Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution protecting pregnant women and unborn children by defining "person" and "child" in the Colorado criminal code and the Colorado wrongful death act to include unborn human beings? [*]
Can we please consider a fertilized egg for a moment? It is a seed, home to unknowable potentialities.
Do proponents understand that most conceptions result in spontaneous abortion? (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm) Why doesn't that matter to them?
Yes, those fertilized eggs are bundles of sacred life and a world of potentialities. They deserve to be treated as sacred entities. But, death, passing on, is a part of life, especially during those months of gestation. The fertilized egg must achieve genuine viability before it deserves the mantle of “personhood.”
From a political agenda perspective - I’m constantly amazed by the bizarre right-wing ability to proclaim their conviction in: “The Right to Life” and “The Sanctity of Life”... for an unborn being, then in the same breath support exporting death and misery to countless innocent humans in distant lands? They'll exclaim: but that’s self-defense!
Why not ask: What about the troubled mother who must make an agonized decision based upon self-defense for herself and her existing family? How can the right-wing be so cruel to disregard the all around tragic ordeal abortion is for those involved?
When will our right-wing brothers and sisters grant women their own right to self-defense, dignity and empathy?