I hate religious dickheads who try to make the rest of us follow their insane rules.
Why am I so pissed? Because I just read this story (pasted below).
DENVER â€” A Senate committee split along party lines to kill a proposal Monday that would have banned most abortions in Colorado.
The proposal (Senate Bill 143), modeled after one passed in South Dakota last year but later rejected by voters, would have banned abortions except to save the life of the mother and in cases of incest, rape and a medical emergency.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-3 to kill the measure, with all Democrats voting against it and all Republicans for it.
Sen. Bob Bacon, D-Fort Collins, said he remembered classmates dying because of illegal abortions performed with coat hangers and knitting needles and didnâ€™t want to return to those days. After hearing from women who said they suffered from depression, substance abuse and troubled relationships following abortions, Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, said the right to choose, even if it turns out to be the wrong decision, should be left to the individual.
â€œPlease donâ€™t take the opportunity to make those choices from me and think you can do it better because youâ€™re the government,â€ Morse said.
Renfroe, who pledged to introduce a ban during the campaign, told lawmakers abortion is â€œthe civil rights issue of our generation.â€
I’d heard of this a few weeks ago, but figured with our new Democratic gov’t in Colorado, it had no chance to pass. It still pissses me off completely that these misogynistic assholes have even enough power to bring this up as a topic of discussion. It makes me want to kick them in the teeth. I’m not a violent person, but sometimes I just can’t help thinking that without violence, no real change ever happens. Would the civil rights movement have made any progress with MLK Jr. and no Malcom X? Would slavery have ever ended without the Civil War? I would like to say, “yes” but I really don’t think so.
Well, I know I’m supposed to write about books, but this really pushed me over the edge. Thank goodness for the “Religious Rants” category on this blog, or else I’d have posted this on my knitting blog. Maybe I will anyway….
P.S. Because a commenter feels that I am endorsing violence, I am adding this note:
Iâ€™m not advocating violence, just feeling frustrated and thinking about what really causes change. Iâ€™d like to think peaceful resistance yields results, but Iâ€™m not quite convinced. Iâ€™m pretty much a pacifist, but sometimes I do wonder whether I am being ridiculously idealistic.