As the GOP ratchets up its anti-woman rhetoric more and more, the repercussions are becoming obvious. On a state level, more and more GOP politicians are attacking not only the practice of abortion, or the women who seek abortions, or the doctors who perform abortions, but every woman who might not be “moral” enough.
Wisconsin alone has legislation in the works to criminalize single motherhood, to stop women from divorcing abusive husbands, and Gov. Scott Walker has repealed equal pay protections.
So it is sadly no surprise that in the course of all of this somebody bombed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute.
But Wisconsin is not the only state going all-in in the War on Women, and it is not the only state where anti-choice extremists are resorting to violence.
In the last two weeks, there have been three such attacks on clinics in the south alone. Two in Georgia, and one in Texas. The most recent attack had nothing to do with abortion- unknown persons set fire to a non-profit that helps prostitutes seek out health services and transition out of sex work.
…you would think that those same anti-choice extremists would support an organization that helps women out of that line of work. But you’d be wrong. This isn’t about consistency, it’s about punishing women who dare to deviate from a moral ideal- who dare to experience sex in any way other than at their husband’s bidding.
This is 21st century America.
…or is it? Some days, I’m just not so sure.
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