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The Outrageousness of Alabama and Today's Republican Party

Posted on the 18 May 2019 by Morage @kebmebms

After that abortion bill in Alabama this week, man. What can you say?
As if Donald Trump and his Senate weren't bad enough, now this.
The Republican Party and Right Wing are now, as of this week,on an all out war on women and women's rights.
What's next? Take away their right to vote? Don't let them own property any longer? Make sure they can't get an education? It's not that outside the realm of possibility, it wouldn't seem. Remember this?

Senate Republicans reject equal pay bill


They did that in 2014. Voted down equal pay for women. Really.
They are only consistent.
Instead of working on denying women's abortion rights, you'd think the Alabama legislators would work on poverty in the state, wouldn't you?
ALABAMA HAS THE WORST POVERTY IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD, U.N. OFFICIAL SAYS
But no. Instead, all these white, old government representatives work on this.
Staunch as they are against abortion and abortion rights, you'd think they'd come down squarely for sex education, right? Wouldn't you think?

Republican Lawmakers Approve Ban On Sex Ed Funding


Mind you, that example is only Iowa but still, it's indicative of the party's stance.
And contraceptives? To fight those abortions?

Republicans Cut Contraceptives for Women


Nah...
And then there's "day after" pills so, again, there would be fewer abortions or possibility of abortions...  Right?

Republicans Cut Contraceptives for Women


Again, no.
And we, here in Missouri, no better. This week, voting for a bill to effectively ban abortions.

Missouri's House passes bill 

banning abortions at 8 weeks


Of course, when you have yet one more Republican, still, in 2019, saying things supporting "consensual rape", what can you say? It makes clear their collective ignorance and callousness.

GOP Mo. Lawmaker Apologizes for 'Consensual Rape' Remark


Missouri's Governor declared "All life has value."  "All life has value" from the political party that lost 1475 children, keeping them from their parents at the southern border. 
Suddenly, "all life has value."  That sounds conspicuously like "Black Lives Matter", doesn't it? But they were vehemently, publicly against that claim at the time. 
Meanwhile, the Republican Party announced their official slogan for the 2020 election campaign.

Darn near actual.
God help us.
Links:

Morning-After Pills Don't Cause Abortion, Studies Say


Contraception Is Not Abortion


Did Republicans Actually Say These Things About Rape?




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