Just when you think Teavangelical zealots can't possibly get any crazier, they come up with this:
"Arizona H.B. 2036 is the rabid far-right's latest attempt at stripping women of their rights to choose safe, available abortions. This time lawmakers in the Grand Canyon State have decided to throw medical science to the wind and decide that women actually get pregnant two weeks before having the sexual intercourse to actually conceive said embryo. [..]"
No, this is not an "Onion" story .. this is not satire ...
Won't this crazy idea of pregnancy before (2 weeks before) having sex, make all Arizona women pregnant for at least 2 weeks of every month?
How is this going to be enforced? Will AZ force women to register their periods?
I guess they don't care that they're specifically targeting abortions that happen for medical reasons .. like fetuses that will not survive .. or who will live in pain if they do survive.
It's mind-boggling that such fervent misogyny is running rampant in so many State Houses across this land .. starting when the Tea Party was voted in during the 2010 elections .. when complacent Democrats sat home on their asses on Election Day.
Seriously folks, the more Democrats stay home disappointed that President Obama didn't buy them a pony, the more likely it is that the Republicans retain the House and retake the Senate .. and the Supreme Court could be lost for years.
Get out and vote .. also get out and work for your local Democrats .. it's easy, you can at least stuff envelopes .. and it's fun, you meet nice people.
Republicans: "You sluts can’t have birth control, you are too stupid to make decisions about your body! Vote for me in November!"
We women will remember in November.
BTW - I highly recommend "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood .. a novel set in a future where women have lost all rights and freedom .. kept as baby-making slaves.