AZ Waging War on Contraception (Again)

I may be somewhat harsh in the following post towards those supporting the anti-contraception bill but that is simply because I am no longer willing to remain polite towards those who feel they have the right to interfere in the lives and affairs of others simply to push their own beliefs and opinions on others through legal means and trickery. This is especially so for politicians who somehow have come to think being elected to political office means they have been ordained by God or whatever higher being they believe in to become dictators and oppressors of the people who elected them.

Senate agrees to vote again on birth control bill

The Senate narrowly rejected the bill Wednesday but Republican Sen. Nancy Barto of Scottsdale on Thursday won voice approval of her motion to have a reconsideration vote.

In other words, the little Christian fascists couldn’t get through their backdoor attempts to ban contraception and make women subservient chattel (their real goal) so they try again. It amazes me that over a hundred years of women fighting over something as simple as birth control is being undermined be uneducated Luddites and backwards ideologues under the guise of “religious or moral objections”, especially from other women like State Senator Barto. Of course, these are the same would be dictators in the Arizona legislature that want to deny women medical knowledge about their pregnancy in order to “prevent abortions” so I’m not that surprised. Infuriated by the pigs kowtowing to the extremist Christian fascists, yes, but unsurprised by these weak-willed fools and hypocrites.

It’s people like these that simply harden my pro-choice stand on all women’s reproductive issues. The extremists Christians like Barto and her ilk will not stop until the bad old day’s of white male, Anglo-Saxon protestant Christian fundamentalism has women and minorities “put back in their place”. I suppose I should be happy the Christian Talib [1] haven’t tried to re-institute the old U.S. Federal morality laws (the Comstock Laws [2]) that banned even discussing contraception back in the early 1900’s but I imagine the right wing crazies will try that next to continue their war on Americans who disagree with their religious social agenda.

Enough is enough already. People need to mind their own business and get out over everyone else’s business. If the extremist Christians don’t like contraception and abortion that’s they’re right, but they don’t have the right to force their views on others or invade their privacy to enforce their “morality”. If they think they do have the right to force their views on others then they have absolutely no right to complain if or when others demand that religious institutions be required to teach Evolution, accept gay marriage, provide contraceptive services, or be forced to accept those not of similar inclination of belief into of leadership in their organizations. Turn about is fair play after all, right? Not so fun for the Christian extremists when they are being told what to do and how to live is it?

So there’s a simple solution: Everyone needs to stop forcing their opinion and interfering in other people’s private lives and matters. Obviously too many Americans have forgotten the core principles of our country’s foundation when we have so many who believe they have the right to rule over others without regard for individual rights, freedoms, and liberties. It saddens me to see Arizona and the United States destroying itself within because so many are willing to stand by and let it happen because they think they will somehow benefit and never become one of the oppressed.

[1]Talib literally means student or seeker in Arabic and refers to a student of Islam. Talib gave birth to the name of the radical Pakistan created Islamist group, the Taliban. In this case, Christian Talib is appropriate given extremist fundamental Christian’s similar attitude, beliefs, and behavior to the backwards minded Taliban regarding women, other religions, and minorities. I probably should use the more proper plural term of talib which is tullab but the distinction would probably be lost on most religious extremists anyway.

[2]The Comstock Act of 1873 made it illegal at a Federal level to send obscene, lewd, or lascivious materials through the mail and targeted not only pornography but specifically the distribution of contraceptive and reproductive health information and devices through the mail. A number of states had similar laws and collectively said laws were used to suppress individuals advocating women’s health issues. The act was found unconstitutional in 1936 but did not end the suppression of women’s contraceptive rights until key SCOTUS rulings in 1965 (allowing contraceptives for married couples) and 1972 (allowing contraceptives for single people).