Hate filled “Pro-fetus” Protesters Drive Women Away From the God They Claim to Follow

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Getting it Wrong, The Christian Church, Women's Rights | 0 comments

You can’t call them pro-life because if they were they wouldn’t gleefully condemn full grown women to tragic deaths by denying them access to potentially life saving and legal medical procedures.  You can’t say they follow Christ because they spout hate and judgement at women they don’t even know.  They hurl vile false accusations at strangers for going into a particular building regardless of what the woman is going there for.  You can’t claim they work for the glory of their self proclaimed god because what woman, in desperation, who goes to a clinic where these hate filled and Oh so self-righteous protesters are, after being reviled, verbally savaged and bullied by these cruel fanatics would turn around and say, “you know something?  I think I’d like to know more about their god and what he stands for.”     No women and their friends, families and loved ones would be angry and reject such a cruel, unjust and hatefilled god.  And rightly so.

For example:  http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/01/18/1467591/alabamas-abortion-clinic-escorts/

Pro-choice marchers recalled a particularly painful event last month when a woman whose baby had died en utero was coming to the clinic to have it removed. In an awful coincidence, that was the day, Watters said, when the pro-life demonstrators collected a children’s choir on the sidewalk to sing “Happy Birthday Dead Baby” to anyone driving in.

“Will had to physically restrain the father,” Watters said, nodding to one of the men marching in a pro-choice jacket. “And by the time she walked through them, she was an emotional wreck.”

I’m sure that family will never set foot in a church again.  I know I wouldn’t.  And expect them to tell any children they do manage to have too so we’re talking about generations who will think of the church as a cruel and hateful place to go.  This is the real result of the “Pro-life” movement in terms of the church.

The pro-life god hates women with a passion so intense it’s almost holy.  What sane woman wants to follow a god who hates her for being a woman.  In theory god created women too.  In theory god would understand what women go through, if such a god had created them.  The “pro-life” god is incapable of having created women.  Then again the Evangelical and Fundamentalist god is equally incapable of having created women.  It’s just not possible for a god who hates women, who teaches and expects women to be nothing more than incubators for the sacred sperm of men to have created sentient beings with intelligence and their own inherent dignity and self awareness as women demonstrably are.  The behavior of the “Pro-life” movement beg the question:  what kind of god creates an intelligent, sentient being with complex thinking skills and emotional capacity only to decree that it be treated like nothing more than a mindless, meaningless incubator with no other purpose in life?

No god I would follow.  And no god any sane woman would follow.  Also, not the God that Christians who actually follow their God follow.  Christ said to love one another.  Christ said exactly zero about abortion.  If it were that important to Him one might imagine He’d have said something about it.  So who do the “Pro-lifeers” actually follow?  Since they are actively driving not just individual women but entire families away from Christ I have to assume it is some other god.

These same people cry “religious persecution” whenever anyone says anything bad about their reprehensible behavior.  The churches they go to cultivate, quite deliberately, a persecution complex so no one can say anything to them about the truth of what they do.  This is what real persecution looks like:  http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2013/s13010072.htm   A 15-year prison sentence was  given to a woman and her seven children by an Egyptian court for converting to Christianity.  That is persecution, not being thwarted in your bullying attempt to force your employees to abide by your arbitrary and Biblically unfounded stance on birth control Hobby Lobby.

And do you know where this all leads for women?  Do you know about the women in Texas who cannot access health care at all because the Governor and the Republican legislature is so very “pro-life” that they’ve defunded the clinics that assisted the poor?  This leads to women who cannot get health care at all and that leads to death for real living human beings.  All in the name of the fetus.   Christians, those who actually follow Christ, should be rising up right now and speaking out about this en mass.  Some are but not enough.  I am but one and I know there are others but this is a crime against humanity, it is a crime against women and it is a crime against God.

This is the future for women:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/23/ireland-abortion-idUSL5E8MN7YM20121123

Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year old dentist, was admitted to hospital in severe pain on Oct. 21 and asked for a termination after doctors said her baby would not survive, according to husband Praveen, but in a country with some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws, surgeons would not remove the foetus until its heartbeat stopped days later.

Husband Praveen Halappanavar, who believes the delay contributed to the blood poisoning that killed his wife on Oct. 28, has said he would not cooperate with an investigation already launched by the country’s health service because he did not believe it would be neutral.

This is what the “pro-life” agenda really is.  Women dying when they could have been saved by medical treatment.  This isn’t the first incident.  There have been many where women with cancer were denied treatment because they were pregnant.  This resulted in both mother and fetus dying.  See the fetus cannot survive if the mother dies.  But the “pro-life” people only care about the fetus.  Because neither they nor their hate-filled god, whoever it is, does not consider women human beings.  http://now.msn.com/pregnant-teen-with-cancer-dies-after-doctors-delay-chemotherapy-because-it-may-have-terminated-her-pregnancy  It’s two deaths for the price of one really.  They get to murder a pregnant woman all the while falsely accusing her of being the murderer.  Is there any thing more morally bankrupt?  Is their anything that flies more in the face of what Christianity is supposed to be?

Here’s another http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/feb/24/nicaragua-abortion-ban-amalia

On 2 February, a 27-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital in Leon, the second largest city in Nicaragua. She was diagnosed with an advanced case of cancer, which had metastasised and may have spread to her breasts, brain and lungs. She was told she couldn’t be prescribed an aggressive chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment because she was pregnant. Under Nicaraguan law, any medical procedure to save the life of a mother is banned if it jeopardises the life of the foetus: it is technically considered akin to a therapeutic abortion.

These are not isolated incidents.  This is what the “Pro-Life” people are actually after.  Just look at all of the laws they have passed to pull an end run around the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision.  They don’t care that they are violating women’s human rights.  They don’t care that women will die.  They actually brag about how women are like cattle and deserve to die in back alleys if they have abortions.  So you tell me, who is the murderer, really.  http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/12/442637/georgia-rep-compares-women-to-animals/

State Rep. Terry England was speaking in favor of HB 954, which makes it illegal to obtain an abortion after 20 weeks even if the woman is known to be carrying a stillborn fetus or the baby is otherwise not expected to live to term.

That bill was passed by the way and there is no exception for rape or incest.  This is shameful.  It is wrong.  It is an atrocity and people wonder why our culture is rightly described as “rape culture” when we dehumanize women so much that our government officials think nothing of comparing women to livestock.  This is not Christian.  I don’t know if it’s American.  I would like to think not but then again the Steubenville Ohio gang rape case makes me wonder.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/steubenville-students-laugh-alleged-rape-article-1.1232113  The parents of the boys are all on about how this could ruin the boys lives.  Not one thought is given to the victim except that maybe she was asking for it.  The justice system of Steubenville tried to brush it all under the rug because–football!  Shameful.  But then again when have women been considered human beings?    Thankfully that poor girl does not live in one of the state where pharmacists can refuse to fill legal prescriptions for emergency contraceptives on “moral” grounds.  And by “moral” they mean ignorant judgmentalism not based upon any known holy text.  http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/pharmacist-conscience-clauses-laws-and-information.aspx

This is how much America hates its women.  This is what the Tea Party Republicans did after campaigning on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.  This is what single issue “pro-life” voters have wrought.  Shame on them.  This is wrong on every level.  America hates its women so much that there are 31 states in which a rapist can sue his victim for visitation rights.  That’s right a rapist has more rights than his victim.  Why?  Well because she’s a woman and therefore not fully human.  http://www.alternet.org/gender/number-states-which-rapists-can-sue-custody-and-visitation-rights-31-and-other-shocking-rape

This is all of a piece.  This is all about dehumanizing and vilifying women. This is the culture we have created.  A culture where pregnancy is criminalized and rapists have more rights than their victims.  http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/02/miscarriage-death-penalty-georgia

Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin—who last year proposed making rape and domestic violence “victims” into “accusers”—has introduced a 10-page bill that would criminalize miscarriages and make abortion in Georgia completely illegal. Both miscarriages and abortions would be potentially punishable by death: any “prenatal murder” in the words of the bill, including “human involvement” in a miscarriage, would be a felony and carry a penalty of life in prison or death. Basically, it’s everything an “pro-life” activist could want aside from making all women who’ve had abortions wear big red “A”s on their chests.

That is the pro-life movement’s goal in black and white.  Also Utah is considering a similar bill.

Is this the kind of culture and society we want?  Because it’s up to us to change it.  It’s up to us to actually follow Christ if we are Christians and love our neighbor, even the women.

 

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