Sunday, May 8, 2022

Mother's Day Special: What About the Unalienable Right of Unborn Babies to Be Raised by Mothers Who Want and Love Them?

This being Mother's Day ...

In the wake of the leak of the provisional opinion overturning Roe v. Wade by five Christian-right US Supreme Court justices, who  had affirmed during their confirmation hearings that Roe v. Wade was well established precedent, which is why they were confirmed ...

I got to wondering about Genesis 2:7

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 

I got to wondering when a soul attaches to a human fetus in the womb?

I got to wondering about this part of the American Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I recalled that the signers of the Declaration were white men, and they did not including women and non-white people having unalienable rights.

I got to wondering if unborn babies have the unalienable right to be raised by mothers who want and love them?

I got to wondering about babies born to mothers addicted to tobacco, alcohol, heroin and other street drugs.

I got to wondering about mothers forced to have their unborn babies, resenting and abusing their babies.

I got to wondering about all the grown up people I have known, who were abused by their mother and, if they had one, their father, and how they still suffered from that.

I got really cranked up over not ever having heard one pro-lifer say he/she had tried to adopt an unwanted, unborn baby, to prevent an abortion.

I let all that loose in an episode of The Redneck Mystic Lawyer Podcast:

By email, I shared that podcast with a lady lawyer friend, K, who is Christian and worked in Donald Trump's Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Trump’s successor Attorney General William Barr, whom K says is her good friend. Before the Justice Department, K was a county prosecutor in western state for ten years, and then she served ten years as a county judge in that state. She has no children.

K replied by email.

breath of life 

God's courtroom.  

Good one - I am fascinated by all the discussions on this topic.  Breath of life.  That gave me pause. I think this is a federalist issue and not actually about pro-life/choice.   It simply gives states the right to decide.  However, now that it leaked, with all the pressure,  I am sure some justice will change their mind. Its  a mad house in DC.  

Me to K:

It’s a separation of church and state issue driven by religiosity. Before modern medicine, capitalists and religious know it alls teamed up, midwives and medicine women attended to birth matters, including potions that induced miscarriage. 

Many years ago, George Wallace argued states rights to justify racial segregation should be left for the states to decide; and after losing that civil war, Wallace launched a significant States Rights Party and was shot in the gut while campaigning, and that slowed down that movement considerably. 

Later, Wallace had remorse for how he had treated black people when he was Alabama's governor, and while his wife was governor, and he spent a lot of time trying to repent to them. How that affected Wallace's ongoing trial in God's Courtroom, I cannot say, other than I imagine the trial was not going so well for him for a good while. Wallace was not, to my knowledge, particularly religious. An Alabama Law School graduate before I got thern, Wallace pandered to deep-seated KKK philosophy.

Raised in the Deep South, I know religious fanatics when I see them. Donald Trump is about as religious, in the Jesus sense, as Julius Caesar. However, Trump saw very clearly a huge advantage in pandering to the American religious right, promising them their own federal judges. They loved him for that, and cast him as an Old Testament bad but holy man, while he played them like fiddles and got a lot richer thanks to them. He's getting even richer, thanks to them, and he really does want to be America's version of Vladimir Putin. He even said so after he was sworn in in 2017 and then Putin was made President of Russia for life.

Look at photos of MAGA rallies and the January 3, 2021 insurrection- seas of white faces, with token other color faces mixed in. Make no mistake.Trump aroused in America  what Abraham Lincoln tried to get rid of. What Thomas Jefferson and James Madison did all they could to keep at bay. It is people who use the Bible to try to control America. 

The Bible was used to justify slavery in the southern states, and to expand slavery from there. The Civil War was plain and simple about slavery, because without slaves, the southern states would go bankrupt and their would be no cotton for northern textile mills. So, I used the Bible in the podcast, to show how it is selectively accepted and used by Bible people. I was God's prosecutor in that podcast, and my soul was on the line, if I ducked or tried to take the easy way. 

America is in a civil war now, rooted in the Bible, and the civil war is heating up. God and Jesus have nothing to do with the civil war, despite the Bible people claiming otherwise. I probably won't see this civil war play out, but my children and their families will, and that worries me for them. I hope God will intervene, but when I look at American history, I don't see why that would happen now. 

A woman friend in Illinois sent me the below link to a Planned Parenthood article about the history of abortion in America. Abortion apparently was rampant in America before the Civil War, but white slaveholders tried to suppress it among their black chattels- bad for business.


Margaret Sanger [Planned Parenthood founder] was a racist eugenics advocate who shouldn't be honored


If that's accurate about Sanger, then I agree. But is she a threat to America today?

K emailed a Washingtion Times op ed slamming “woke’ white women for encouraging black women to get abortions and reducing the number of voters for their cause, and citing science having discovered a heartbeat in a 5-week-old human fetus. The op-ed rehashed Margaret Sanger getting black women to get abortons.


Perhaps because I'm a mystic, I'm looking at everything different, sideways, upside down, backward, inside out, outside in.

But what is inescapable in all the unwoke religious right rhetoric is, it is them who oppose abortion, and therefore is is a religious crusade, which looks nuts to me, for if they succeed in stopping all abortions, then there will be more non-white people and white liberals voting against them and their descendants.😀

The unwoke religious right have no clue when a soul attaches to a human fetus, and until that happens, is a human fetus any different from a beagle hound fetus? 

The unwoke religious right blatantly ignore Genesis 2:7, where God tells them when man (the species) became a living being: when God breathed into man's nostrils. Not only air, but also a soul, God breathed into man's nostrils. 

The unwoke religious right don't give a rat's ass about the unborn fetus' future with an unwilling mother. 

The unwoke religious right can't imagine God might, and does, condone induced miscarriage to avoid a horrible life for a baby of a mother who doesn't want her baby. 

The unwoke religious right can't imagine God invented induced miscarriage, which was prevalent throughout ancient and modern history, via herbal concoctions, until very recently in human time on this planet.

The unwoke religious right can't imagine God wants them to line up at abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood and OBGYN doctor offices, offering to adopt, love and care for unwanted babies.

The unwoke religious right can't imagine God wants them to become foster parents and adopt orphans.

The unwoke religious right think they are God's army, navy, marines and air force, but they are going to find out at their roll call how God viewed that, and they are going to see in the same waiting line, Jews, Buddhists, Taoists, Muslims, Hindus, Shintoists, Native Americans, Aborgines, New Agers, Mormons, Atheists, etc. getting the same inquiry and treatment they are getting.

Meanwhile, the Founding Fathers were well aware of American women having access to herbs that induced miscarriage, and that it was widely done, and that continued until the unwoke religious people found alllies in the AMA, hosptials, etc. - the medical industrial complex. 

Black women were getting abortions via herbs long before Sanger showed up. 

White women were getting abortions via herbs long before Sanger showed up. 

But the good old medical-industrial complex and the unwoke religious right dried that up.

Many years ago, it occurred to me that ardent pro-lifers were so abused in childhood that they felt murdered, and abortion triggers that up out of their subconscious and they shriek to stop abortion.

Likewise, it occurred to me that ardent pro-choicers were so contolled in childhood that they felt they had no choice about anything, and pro-lifers trigger that up out of pro-choicers' subconscious and they shriek to protect a woman's right to choose abortion.

Unwoke Democrats, the left, shrieked for abortion for any reason, or for no reason.  They were so unwoke that they could not even imagine that might backfire. It really pisses me off when they refuse to see and own that.

It also really pisses me off when unwoke religious righters claim God is on their side, but they don't try to save unwanted babies by adopting, loving and raising them. 

Res ipsa, they don't give a shit about unwanted, unborn babies.


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