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The Christian Right: Anti-abortion or pro "family values"?

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Colorado House Bill 14-1133 poses the same old conundrum 

Thank goodness Joseph and Mary received that long-fabled message from God favoring their immaculate pregnancy. Otherwise, we may not have the legendary Christian Right to bear its anti-abortion, family-value focused, regime of today.   As they say, "Lord knows."

Just kidding -- kind of. As Colorado House Bill (HB) 14-1133 will be House Bill 1133 moved to vote this Tuesday, my mind again attempts to resolve this oblivious conundrum.   "The bill prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony." (Please note the quotes.) Surely this will not pass for its unconstitutionality alone, yet it sends me to seething, nonetheless.

Public Health Care & Human Services; really?
Public Health Care & Human Services; really?
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I am forced to consider the routes of thought taken by those who have communally taken task to bring this bill to paper, much less to the floor. Guided by the Christian Right, I've no doubt; the concept that seems to run beneath the current of it all remains completely obscure to me. Is it supposed that there must be a law to halt further the presently unrestrained abortive melee?

While, I'm quite sure that one would be hard-put to find any person who perversely favors abortion, there seems to be an assumption of that being the case. Somehow, that incongruous leap from pro-choice to pro-abortion remains satisfactory to those folks who, even after all of these decades, continue to inexact the meaning behind the Roe v. Wade decision.   Trust me: No woman wants to have an abortion.

Similarly, that one can simultaneously claim to be anti-abortion and for conservative family values -- unless I misconstrue the Christian Right's definition of "family values" -- is ludicrous. If one is anti-abortion, then it only follows that one is also for any number of non-conservatively issued protocols -- single-parent families, lending the government's assistance via programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and/or Obama-Care in times of predictable need -- you know, all those presumptuous empathic sorts of things. I mean, if I heard correctly, aren't such situations the direct causes of U.S. poverty and all societal decline?

The so-called "Christian Right" (an exemplary duplicitous oxymoron in its name, alone) holding opposition to contraception of any type is equivocally stupid. (Merely contemplating such nonsense, I regress). So, you don't want to prevent abortion? Or, you do, but you don't. I get it. (I don't.) Just as I 'get' the Christian Right's hollering about their own contrived version of Libertarianism while despotically opposing the rights of women. (At least, well " never mind.)

I needn't ramble over instances of rape (which naturally include incest -- another non-family value). The scenarios for unplanned or detrimental pregnancies are many and far too particularized to enumerate. The incorrigible misogyny of such attempts at abortion legislation is clear.

As evidenced in Colorado HB14-1133, the inconsistencies within this supposed (meaning, already resolved) issue do abound. The Christian Right will decree in favor of anti-abortion laws at the precise moment they cite and condemn the maltreatment of women in certain foreign countries to be unjust.   More ironic, the Christian-Right will declare the same arguments for Constitutional liberty in its own defense over not-ever-so-equally impeding bills.

Don't be mistaken: Colorado HB14-1133 does not merely confront the subject of abortion; it is a direct contradiction to the exploited family values of the vigorous politically and religiously right conservative. The Christian Right would legislate trampling the very rights for which they so tremble; this singular subjugation, sound or not, is the Christian Right's cattle-call. (I would go so far as to call it "tyranny", but someone else is already exploiting that word at present.)

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