Far Right groups such as social conservatives, religious fundamentalists, and many in the Tea Party want to roll this all back and restrict action and choice for women. This is totally antithetical to their beliefs in freedom of action and liberty of choice. Why do they not see this hypocrisy? I have no definitive answer to this question. Maybe it is their blind faith to Christianity and the Bible. Maybe it is simply the misreading of those texts. All I can see is that they want to take women and our nation back to the inequality and rigid patriarchy of our early years. This is a terrible danger to our country as a whole and especially perilous for women. We must be consistent and fight for liberty and equality for all people not just the chosen few.
Progress in this direction has been slow but steady throughout our history. We must not allow this progress to be stunted and reversed. The world looks to us for leadership on these issues and we must follow through. Social conservatives cry out indignantly against Islamic led governments around the world. Why would they want to take the issues of freedom of action and liberty of choice for women back in the direction of these religiously tyrannical nations? I implore them and all Americans to think about these hypocrisies and speak out against them. Also consider them when you examine your candidates for elective office before you vote. The question of what direction we want this country to follow in terms of liberty and equality depends on your participation and attention. The continuance of freedom of action and liberty of choice for women and all other groups depends on all of us.
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