HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Dems need to make this ve...

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 06:12 AM

Dems need to make this very clear. GOP not just banning abortions. They are coming for birth control

This needs to be a huge part of the messaging with examples and citations.

16 replies, 1672 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 06:48 AM

1. What I like is the way the narrative has changed

From pro life to forced birth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:01 AM

2. And there's no reason to think they'd stop at birth control, either.

Take a look back through history, or a look around the world in modern times, to see how far religious extremists will go in their cruel quest for control over women.

Revocation of the rights to drive, to own property, to appear in public without a male chaperone? Sure. Mandatory wearing of the burqa? We got it. The indescribable horror of female genital mutilation? All too real for women in some places today.

These extremes can't be mentioned as a part of party messaging, because to Americans today they seem so unlikely as to be absurd. But they should be born in the back of the mind. We must never allow even a single step down the road that leads in that direction. Not a single step.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mister Ed (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:36 AM

14. If reproductive rights are ended, then other forms of subjugation will flow naturally.

Pregnant girls drop out of high school and college.
Staying home to take care of kids.
Means no education, no well paying jobs.

They have to live on the good will of males, father or husband.
Who then control the finances.
Women won't have the income to own anything again.

This is like what it was like for women not that long ago.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:05 AM

3. The American "Taliban" at work. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:40 AM

4. Yes, exactly and it's not even exaggerating.

Many thought overturning roe v wade would never happen. This new extremist GOP is trying to send us back to the 50s.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to honest.abe (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 08:07 AM

7. To the 1650s

And they're even citing witch burners as precedent - in case anyone had any doubts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:54 AM

5. So true

But GOPers be crazy.

When I asked a bunch of older GOPers why they would vote for a Republican who wants to take away their SocSec, they said, "No they won't do that, that's just what they say to get elected."

So, the GOPers out having sex and protecting themselves from STD or possible pregnancy, really think the GOPers are just "saying" they are going to take away your birth control (like Thomas). They won't really take away your birth control or SocSec.

Believe them when Republicans say they are going to take away your rights or your money. That's exactly what they will do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 08:06 AM

6. The want two classes of people: incels/femcels, and the barefoot pregnant

The 1% would of course be exempt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 08:14 AM

8. And other things that they talk about but were in the "Oh, they won't actually DO that" category

Like ending Social Security and Medicare.

If they see an opportunity, they'll do it, like they did with Roe, like they're after with contraception.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:03 AM

10. Repuke corporate leaders like the Koch have wanted to eliminate SS and Medical for decades,

Alf Landon's campaign against F.D.R. was based on ending Social Security. Later on, he applied for and received Social Security. He took his inspiration from Ayn Rand -- or maybe Ayn Rand took her inspiration from Alfie.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 08:58 AM

9. It's misogyny

Authoritarian misogyny

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:10 AM

11. My thoughts today

We have a morning after pill. I imagined a night before pill, like a big no button. Then, I felt this flash of anger that some idiots I don't even know are trying to interfere with so much that is none of their business. I'm not in a relationship, and too old to have kids, so I'm on the sidelines. But I'll tell you what. This over reach must stop.

When an adult couple has to stop and think about if they're going to get caught-either because of illicit sex, or because they can't get birth control, or an abortion, the people behind the restrictions of our lives are meddling in things that are absolutely none of their business. We are not their kids, their families or their friends. They need to butt out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:28 AM

12. Even Democrat running for election needs to include Justice Thomas' words about future rights.

He as much as said that they are coming for birth control. LGBTQ rights won’t be far behind.

Every vote for a Republican is a vote for Congress to ban abortion and birth control in every single state. McConnell has already said he would consider such a bill. The words of Thomas and McConnell are important, as they’re promises of future plans.

They might also consider an old quote from members of the Southern Baptist Convention just before and after Roe became law. For example, “Carl F. H. Henry who became the editor of Christianity Today would affirm that “a woman’s body is not the domain and property of others.”

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/05/10/abortion-history-right-white-evangelical-1970s-00031480

Abortion was turned into a political football by Republicans as an election strategy—one that has kept them in office when they have few other policies.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:29 AM

13. GQP will also make it illegal for Tubal Ligation for women of certain age . . ..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:39 AM

15. Every Democrat running for election needs to include Justice Thomas' words about future rights.

He as much as said that they are coming for birth control. LGBTQ rights won’t be far behind.

Every vote for a Republican is a vote for Congress to ban abortion and birth control in every single state. McConnell has already said he would consider such a bill. The words of Thomas and McConnell are important, as they’re promises of future plans.

They might also consider an old quote from members of the Southern Baptist Convention just before and after Roe became law. For example, “Carl F. H. Henry who became the editor of Christianity Today would affirm that “a woman’s body is not the domain and property of others.”

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/05/10/abortion-history-right-white-evangelical-1970s-00031480

Abortion was turned into a political football by Republicans as an election strategy—one that has kept them in office when they have few other policies.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Samrob (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 11:45 AM

16. The radicalized Republican party is also seeking to decide elections in spite of voters.

Roe, Roe, Roe your vote
against theocracy!
Republicans revoke your rights
and kill democracy!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread