Would someone kindly explain to me the difference between the American Evangelical “Christian” and the Taliban of Afghanistan?
As we are currently seeing in Texas, women are required to get permission of the rulers to seek and obtain life-saving healthcare. The rulers, while totally ignorant in the workings of the human body, particularly in the face of pregnancy complications; never the less, control the access to medically demanded abortion. Men, who lack a sterling reputation in dealing with their fellow man, have the right and power to control access to the only procedure that will save the life of the mother.
Sometimes, in the rare case that a fetus is malformed or fails to develop past a certain point, the fetus becomes an imminent danger to the life of its host. The mother will succumb to the toxins released into the uterus and quickly be overwhelmed and die.
The control of women in Afghanistan is in the hands of their husband and his local Mullah, again, usually with little or no medical training. This is based on religion that has been totally integrated into society and government, just like the Evangelical movement is striving to attain the America. Unfortunately for them, the Constitution of the United States provides for the separation of Church and state, and that is a provision that Americans will never give up.
We have witnessed the abuses of religion when it becomes the ruling power. We have seen women stoned to death for talking to man other than their husband. We have seen children shunned or abandoned because they were thought to be some sort of demon or they were possessed.
Cattle in America have more rights than women, if a cow becomes pregnant with a defective or compromised fetus, the vet is never questioned when he terminates the pregnancy. The decision is based on the saving a producing mother and not impacting her abilities to produce more calves in the future. Women are not cattle and should have the right to determine her own healthcare, and be able to follow the recommendations of her physicians without state interference.
However, in Texas, we currently have a mother who is in the throes of fetal toxicity poisoning, suffering great pain on a very frequent basis and the imminent compromise of her ability to have children in the future. This is an excellent mother and she wants a large family more than anything.
Then we have an Attorney General that has been indicted several times, is currently under indictment and no, I repeat, NO MEDICAL TRAINING, telling her she can’t save her life because that would involve terminating a pregnancy. Every woman in Texas and every sentient being in Texas should understand what this means for the future of healthcare in Texas. When well-trained and respected physicians recommend a certain medical procedure, some untrained, morally compromised politician should never be allowed to overrule the decision. How can you claim to be Christian and Pro-Life when you are demanding a woman sacrifice her life for your understanding of some vague and poorly written state law?