H.R. 1096: Sanctity of Life Act of 2011, Questions and Permutations
This is wonderful. Congress may just pass H.R. 1096: Sanctity of Life Act of 2011, to protect the unborn. The narrow application of this HR 1096 appears to be VERY discriminating. The Act should include the already born! This act has no provisions for any extenuating circumstances. With reluctance, these Congressional Holy Warriors, may have to excuse Rape and Incest from this ban on personal body control. Did you know that the year 1096 was the First Crusade or, more precisely, of the pogroms unleashed by the crusade upon the Jews of the Rhineland? Now, 916 years later, the irony has spread to include putting women back in their place. But, no war on women?
… in 31 states men who father through rape are able to assert the same custody and visitation rights to their children that other fathers enjoy. When no law prohibits a rapist from exercising these rights, a woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child.
Republicans are throwing a dart at the elephant, expecting that elephant to change it’s behavior. Republicans do not account for human nature, beyond a 2000+ year old Christian aggregation of selected authors. Words that have been rewritten by consensus, throughout history, depending who was in political power at the time! Accountability for the consequences of the Sanctity of Life Act has not been considered and is not important to the writers.
It appears that Republicans want Americans to be accountable to a Republican Theocracy instead of God. The bible clearly states that God will be the final judge and jury for each and every one of us. Enter politics! Your conservative representatives want to intervene between you, your belief system and the reality of becoming a parent. Whatever your experiences, you are beholden to the most primitive belief system in America, that cares less if you have been sexually victimized. But, if you are one of the many careless recreational sex addicts, you have to become a parent and create another dysfunctional child. These Holy Warriors will not help you raise your child or help pay for health Care or Education. You will be on your own, whether you are a single or not. Welcome to parenthood.
My questions are:
1. Why are Republicans and dogmatic extremists so focused on the unborn?
2. Why are Republicans so adamant about dismissing proper sex education, preventative measures and parenting education?
3. What about the rest of humanity?
4. Is the life and death for rest of humanity easier to dismiss?
5. Are the poor and disabled so expendable?
6. Does it justify executions?
7. Does it justify collateral damage from wars?
Bible passages abound about the value of human life, the same bible also describes acceptable genocide, infanticide, and slavery!
If you really want to protect life, in the Republican sense, not the biblical sense, then, we should expand HR 1096 to include parenting education, birth control and sexual discipline. We should no longer allow executions or participate in foreign wars. We should seriously address the causes of mental illnesses that cause violence … most of which requires proper health care. Any doctor will tell you that most mental issues are caused by chemical imbalances and unhealthy family dynamics.
8. Would we need this bill if boys and girls were properly educated and given practical explanations about their parenting responsibilities, consequences and monetary cost? Most pregnancy terminations have serious reasons.
9. Does this Republican solution account for support for the unwanted child that is born? Does the narrow religious application of HR 1096 provide for Foster Parenting? Cost of education and Health Care?
The Sanctity of Life Bill is an absolute deception. It is totally illogical to expect anyone engaging in sexual recreation to consider the consequences of pregnancy, especially when discussion of the whole topic is so taboo in public schools.
10. Would we need guns if people experienced a more stable childhood and did not have to join gangs to survive? After all, if Republicans could pass the Sanctity of Life Act, we should not need those guns to subdue criminals … try the old fashioned way … with a Baseball Bat? Mutilation is more acceptable?
Republicans, pandering to “The Humanity of the Pre-born” as described in the Old and New Testaments, does not trump the the value of human life after it is born! If God had plans for us before we were born, AND after we were born, why do our leaders pick and choose WHO to apply the “Love of God” to? God’s gift is “free will” and will pass judgement upon our death, anyway.
“how the Church selected certain writings as authoritative and separated them from a larger body of early Christian literature. In view of the central importance that the New Testament has within Christianity, it is amazing that there is an absence of detailed accounts of such a significant process.”
And, of course, the poster state that allows Republicans to decide matters concerning women’s bodies, is TEXAS! Governor Rick Perry is delighted! Remember Virile GOP – American Women Are Property Again.!
(CNN) — A federal court has ruled in favor of Texas, which wants to ban state funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates participating in a health program for low-income women because the family planning network performs abortions.
The ruling vacated a lower court’s preliminary injunction and opened the way for Texas to sever money to clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, which has come under recent attack from anti-abortion politicians.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry praised the decision issued late Tuesday by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Today’s ruling affirms that Texas’ Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund organizations that promote abortion — including Planned Parenthood,” Perry said. “The 5th Circuit’s decision is a win for Texas women, our rule of law and our state’s priority to protect life.”
Last year, Texas enacted a law that tried to require a woman seeking an abortion to hear the description of an ultrasound of the fetus, even if she objects. The law has been challenged in court. Texas also slashed funding for family planning clinics.
If Sanctity of Life Act, is a serious consideration, there should be no exceptions! Why must Republicans limit this concept to “between conception and birth”? That should mean ALL human life. That should include banning actions that end human life. That would mean that no one should be labeled so undesirable that medical assistance can be refused, water cannot be polluted, land cannot be soiled, all religions would be considered equal. But the War on Women may have a different agenda …
The “War on Women” describes the legislative and rhetorical attacks on women and women’s rights taking place across the nation. In includes a wide-range of policy efforts designed to place restrictions on women’s health care and erode protections for women and their families. Examples at the state and federal level have included restricting contraception; cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood; state-mandated, medically unnecessary ultrasounds; abortion taxes; abortion waiting periods; forcing women to tell their employers why they want birth control, and prohibiting insurance companies from including abortion coverage in their policies.
But, no war on WOMEN? Applying a narrow translation of a 2000+ year old biblical text, concerning conditions applicable 2000+ years ago, to please present day primitive Christian Domionists, is an extremist agenda!
Why would the extremist Christians want to overpopulate America with unwanted children? Maybe they want to fertilize a whole new crop of abused children to convert to their narrow philosophy. The more damaged children, the more cannon fodder for Dominionists to throw at dangerous progress. Why would Dominionists want to contribute to earth’s overpopulation problem? You tell me. Earth’s occupants are faced with less food, less water, less life sustaining resources, but you know we have an abundance of mood controlling and sex enhancing pharmaceuticals.
If that is not where this is going, then the Republicans are stating they want to arrogantly decide exactly WHO lives and WHO dies. Republicans have decided that unborn humans have more rights than born humans, specifically women. Historically, women have endured decisions about their own bodies made by men, whether those men were husbands, boyfriends, relatives or just the guy next door.
Ask your favorite Republican about all the babies that have been blown apart by American weapons all around the world, both born and unborn. Do you really think Republicans would threaten an entire industry that includes war and personal weapons. That represents a whole lot of money! Seems Republicans think they can save the American economy by selling weapons to other countries who proceed to kill each other, including the unborn… Again, that is a lot of money … somehow there are not enough wars to turn the American Economy around. So, when a Republican takes over the White House, what do you think will happen? Israel will finally get the nod and weapons support to nuke Iran. You know there are a LOT of unborn in Iran. Why are Republicans so SELECTIVE about their pandering?.
If Republican men are so intent on turning the clock back, and they succeed with granting themselves life and death decisions over women’s bodies, that would give them a boost to overturn any Democratic public policies they dislike. Republicans want to legislate the right to life for unborn humans ONLY. However, they continue to promote and favor industries who cause death and injury by irresponsible manufacturing actions…
The Sanctity of Life Act would have defined human life and legal personhood (specifically, natural personhood) as beginning at conception,  “without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency.”
(1) protects the rights of human persons between conception and birth; or (2) prohibits, limits, or regulates the performance of abortions or the provision of public funds, facilities, personnel, or other assistance for abortions.
Please consider expanding the Sanctity of Life Act to include banning ownership of firearms except to Law Enforcement Agencies. This is Sanctity of Life Act, after all! If you can’t expand this assault on “American Freedom” then table it until sane people can rewrite the provisions. Please be careful who you vote for. Find out who is really paying for their campaign. Whoever is funding your candidate will decide your future.
WIKI: The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία ta biblia “the books”) is any one of the collections of the primary religious texts of Judaism and Christianity. There is no common version of the Bible, as the contents and the order of the individual books (Biblical canon) vary among denominations. The 24 texts of the Hebrew Bible are divided into 39 books in Christian Old Testaments, and complete Christian Bibles range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Bible. The Hebrew and Christian Bibles are also important to other Abrahamic religions, including Islam and the Bahá’í Faith, but those religions do not regard them as central religious texts.
If you are a Christian who wants the government to be your church, go ahead and support HR 1096. If you long for a theocracy, then you are NOT an American! Go invade some other country and kill their children in the name of your religion. Freedom of religion means ALL religion, not just yours. You are NOT the only occupant on this planet.
UPDATE: To how women are profit guinea pigs for “Big Pharma” and are still expendable commodities. This is where HR 1096 is so dangerous. Women’s lives, health and future are placed squarely in the hands of narrow special interest groups … like male dominated religions, male dominated industry, male dominated politics.
The company which invented thalidomide has “insulted” those affected by the drug by issuing an “insincere” apology, campaigners have said.
The drug, sold in the 1950s as a cure for morning sickness, was linked to birth defects and withdrawn in 1961.