This comes from Jesusistan, of course, but it is a philosophy you’ll find anywhere you find a bunch of Rushpubliscums.
We know that down in Jesusistan, you aren’t allowed to teach anything but “abstinence only” in the schools, which means that we also know that a hell of a lot of Southern girls don’t even know what causes pregnancy. And what happens to the uneducated girl who DOES get pregnant in Jesusistan? Well, she sure as hell won’t be getting an abortion, because abortion is MURDER! (although starving them to death and not educating them once born…. those things are perfectly all right.)
So all across Jesusistan, every single day of the year, there are women who have no idea of how to prevent pregnancy, and if they do get pregnant, they can look forward to little or no prenatal care. The prospects that they have for actually raising a healthy baby are nearly nil, because they have no prenatal care, and the child is also going to have little or no care once born. Abortion is out of the question, and rampant poverty means that there is little to no hope of ever being able to do anything to better the life of the child the woman must have.
I can see where this might cause a desperate woman in need of a helping hand. In Jesusistan, however, the woman can only expect to be demonized, and hauled off to prison, as the icing on the cake of her desperation.
Now, all you “values” types, please tell me-is your goal not to relegate women to the status of cattle, or dogs?
Nah. Dogs are better protected by law, and they usually have more options if unfortunate circumstances befall them.
Rennie Gibbs is accused of murder, but the crime she is alleged to have committed does not sound like an ordinary killing. Yet she faces life in prison in Mississippi over the death of her unborn child.
Gibbs became pregnant aged 15, but lost the baby in December 2006 in a stillbirth when she was 36 weeks into the pregnancy. When prosecutors discovered that she had a cocaine habit – though there is no evidence that drug abuse had anything to do with the baby’s death – they charged her with the “depraved-heart murder” of her child, which carries a mandatory life sentence.
Gibbs is the first woman in Mississippi to be charged with murder relating to the loss of her unborn baby. But her case is by no means isolated. Across the US more and more prosecutions are being brought that seek to turn pregnant women into criminals.
“Women are being stripped of their constitutional personhood and subjected to truly cruel laws,” said Lynn Paltrow of the campaignNational Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). “It’s turning pregnant women into a different class of person and removing them of their rights.”
Bei Bei Shuai, 34, has spent the past three months in a prison cell in Indianapolis charged with murdering her baby. On 23 December she tried to commit suicide by taking rat poison after her boyfriend abandoned her.
Shuai was rushed to hospital and survived, but she was 33 weeks pregnant and her baby, to whom she gave birth a week after the suicide attempt and whom she called Angel, died after four days. In March Shuai was charged with murder and attempted foeticide and she has been in custody since without the offer of bail.
In Alabama at least 40 cases have been brought under the state’s “chemical endangerment” law. Introduced in 2006, the statute was designed to protect children whose parents were cooking methamphetamine in the home and thus putting their children at risk from inhaling the fumes.
Amanda Kimbrough is one of the women who have been ensnared as a result of the law being applied in a wholly different way. During her pregnancy her foetus was diagnosed with possible Down’s syndrome and doctors suggested she consider a termination, which Kimbrough declined as she is not in favour of abortion.
The baby was delivered by caesarean section prematurely in April 2008 and died 19 minutes after birth.
Six months later Kimbrough was arrested at home and charged with “chemical endangerment” of her unborn child on the grounds that she had taken drugs during the pregnancy – a claim she has denied.
“That shocked me, it really did,” Kimbrough said. “I had lost a child, that was enough.”
Nope. If you’re a woman in Jesusistan, there’s never enough that they can do to you.
How much longer are we going to tolerate this? Will people, at long last, finally get the fuck up off of their asses and DO something? Or do we have to wait until all of us are little better than slaves, the property of others who will tell us what we are to do and not to do?
This July 4th, I’m not feeling all that proud of my country. This Orwellian state is selling us on the kind of “freedom” Stalin’s terrorized citizenry understood all too well.
Oh, and I swear I’m leaving. Tomorrow. Unless I see something else that pisses me off tonight, I’m probably done for awhile.