Let’s take a tour of the church lady state to date. Our nation may soon turn its lonely eyes to Idaho, where Gov. Butch Otter could have the final say on a bill that would order women to undergo a medically unnecessary and invasive procedure before deciding to end a pregnancy.
This is the latest version of the mandatory ultrasound law, recently enacted by Virginia and Texas. But the Idaho bill, which passed the State Senate on Monday in a one-party Republican state, goes much further, and would subject many women to invasive, trans-vaginal inspections.
Idaho politicians love to go on and on about how government shouldn’t force people to do things that violate their conscience or common sense. And for the last three years, we’ve heard Republican presidential candidates condemn the abomination of government coming between you and your doctor.” –TIMOTHY EGAN The interference from government is not confined to gay and women’s reproductive issues. Many Governors are already instituting drug testing laws for recipients of welfare or for employment purposes. In my own state of Florida Governor Rick Scott already signed into law a bill requiring anyone in need of state assistance to take a drug test. It is being contested but it has as its roots the vilification of welfare recipients by portraying them as drug users.
That very word “FREEDOM” was behind Rich Santorum when he so graciously conceded defeat in Illinois all the while applauding some asshole preacher when he said that if Americans don’t want to live in a Christian nation they should pack up and get the fuck out. That is an erroneous assumption on both their criteria that America is a Christian nation and it is also a very arrogant stand to say that government can make women endure humiliation and vaginal penetration with some forsaken medical instrument if they want to have an abortion, and here is the ultimate insult: even birth control is under attack by Republicans.
The Church Lady is a fictional character and a source of ridicule for the prudish ultra right religious fanatics but that is the type of person who would be very much in their comfort zone under the next Republican administration…if they succeed.