Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Small government conservatism and the war on women's rights

Linda Campbell of the Austin Star-Telegram adresses one of the anti-choice bills debated in the Texas state legislature in Would Jesus mandate sonograms but cut pre-K? 02/23/2011:

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio got carried away during debate on the sonogram bill, saying (according to Texas Tribune live blogging), "It is our responsibility to protect that child once that child's born, too. When we start debating a budget, let's make sure we don't cut 100,000 vaccines. Let's make sure we've got health insurance. We seem to worship what we cannot see, but as soon as that baby's born, oh no, we don't want to be intrusive. Texas is going to shrink government until it fits in a woman's uterus." [my emphasis]
Thompson also says, "It's worth remembering that Jesus was prescribing a path to salvation, not a menu of public policy options."

Meanwhile, the chief ideologist of the Republican Party, junkie bigot Rush Limbaugh, calls the National Organization of Women (NOW) "whores to liberalism." The Republican drive to Talibanize women's status in America continues. It ain't pretty.

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