Wednesday, January 07, 2015

And On The First Day The New Congress Gives Us.... What?

I predicted that it would be something in the war over who controls uteri.  That I was right is of no importance, because that's what conservatives need to give their fundie base:  The right to control women, pretty much.  Here it is:

Republicans in Congress are wasting no time following through on the anti-abortion agenda the GOP laid out after winning significant gains in the 2014 midterm elections.
On Tuesday, the very first day of the 114th Congress, two lawmakers introduced a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks, in direct violation of the protections afforded under Roe v. Wade. Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the same legislation that successfully passed the House last year.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — who introduced a companion 20-week abortion ban in the Senate last year that was stalled by Democratic leadership — has already indicated that he plans to re-introduce his own measure in the next few weeks, too. Now that the Senate is GOP-controlled, Republicans are anticipating that they’ll have enough support to pass the ban in both chambers this year, helping the anti-choice community gain momentum for this particular tactic to limit reproductive rights.

We are going to get loads and loads more of micro-changes.  Not any final giant attack, because conservatives don't want to lose those voters who are forced-birthers.  But lots and lots of money and energy will be spent on the uteri wars.