Markos Moulitsas (kos) posted a Diary yesterday - Jennifer Wexton's right-to-choose ad drives Virginia GOP to deeper craziness - to which I posted a reply comment that has since received more 'likes' than I would have ever imagined.
Therefore, I am posting my comment as a Diary below the orange squiggle.
I hope that you, your mother, daughter(s), sister(s), girl friend(s) never have to deal with becoming pregnant from being raped, or has a health matter that risks the life of a fetus, or has a miscarriage.
Because if any of these things happen to you, or any women you know or love, then the Republican Party Platform calls for a 'Personhood' Amendment and it could mean that your loved one would be criminally sanctioned.
Ya'see, the Personhood Amendment that the GOP wants (and V.P. nominee Rep. Ryan co-sponsored in Congress – Sanctity of Life Act) would give Constitutional protections to the fetus that would be equal to the women we love.
And if you’re concerned about government run healthcare, realize that:
- In vitro fertilization and stem cell research would be banned.
- Any miscarriage would be subject to a criminal investigation.
- Any medical decision that risks the life of the fetus could subject the woman and her doctor to a criminal investigation.
And the real kick in the pants, in a world run by republicans, not only would a woman be forced to have a rapists child, that man would also be afforded visitation rights.
So when anyone votes for any Republican, they are also voting for and enabling the comments by Richard Mourdock who said, "Rape (that begets a child) is Gods will."
Then, of course, there is today's article in Mother Jones - GOP Congressional Candidate: Spousal Rape Shouldn't Be a Crime
A vote for any republican is a vote that could turn women into criminals - it's part of their political party platform.
Your control of your reproductive rights is your economic right to prosperity.