Right Wing Republicans always say they are the party for Family Values........It is a code word against Gay Families, Abortion Rights,etc......Why is it so wrong for two people of the same sex who truly love each other and want to raise children ruining Family Values?........Why is it so wrong for a young woman, who may have been careless with an aggressive boyfriend and got pregnant, to want to get an abortion, because she has big plans to go to college and become a Professional......Why is to wrong for a middle aged woman with grown children, who accidentally gets pregnant, and just wants to relax and enjoy life with her husband without raising yet another child, get an abortion? Why is it wrong for any woman to have an abortion, if they are not mentally or financially ready to raise a child properly?.....I have read that a fetus has no human like qualities until the brain is developed ,which usually is the end of the second trimester........Yet we are being told by the Right Wing that life begins at conception......Sadly, many conceived embryos never attach to the endometrium and a miscarriage results.....Many embryos at this stage are just a mass of cells......Wouldn't it make more sense to say Life begins when a fetus can possibly live on its own outside the womb? As mentioned, this is generally in the third trimester or end of the second trimester.... Why doesn't anyone defy the Right wing on their Family values........As rational thinkers, Atheists are better qualified to define Family Values......Religion has way too much influence on Theists for them to make rational judgement on this subject......IMO...
Let me ask you a counter-question: is the traditional nuclear family, as championed by Family Values, the root of a lot of evil?
The nuclear family is at the root of sexism and male dominance.
It's at the root of the oppression of children; it enables child abuse and thus fucks with the minds of billions of adults who were once abused children.
It's perhaps a cause of anti-gay feeling.
It certainly is not a minority of nuclear families that have been male dominant and cradles of sexism. That's where people mostly learn gender roles and male dominance.
That's changing somewhat - we can hope anyway.
They have been called out on their so-called "family values" numerous times, they withdraw into their shell and start shouting ad hominems at everyone in sight. Truth is, THEIR "family values" would destroy more families than they would save. They have a LOOONG history of persecuting homosexual and single straight parents, and have gotten a pass because they hide under the guise of "righteousness". It doesn't matter how their religion offends YOU, but you had better NOT offend their religion.
They aren't interested in a democracy, they are trying to establish enough of a base to change the bill of rights and make a theocracy.
Thankfully, I don't think it will happen either. But they have enough of a base to pressure some states into adopting rather asinine policies.
These kinds of "values" come from an organization that doesn't even know the history of its own holy book, and certainly not as it comes to marriage. Yet they want to dictate what is normal and moral for everyone else. This doesn't even mention the faux pas committed by various practitioners of said religion and at the highest levels. Their claim of morality and righteousness would be laughable if it weren't so tragic.
Long ago, America's BEST Christian, Betty Bowers, laid the business of biblical marriage practices out for all to see. Sadly, those who NEED to see are likely to be the last to actually LOOK!
The best Betty yet. Thanks!
little off topic but...
"Why is it wrong for any woman to have an abortion, if they are not mentally or financially ready to raise a child properly?"
If it's the man/boy he doesn't get that choice.
It's the male's choice when he refuses to wear a condom, or have a vasectomy. And he is NEVER trapped into lugging the fetus around for 9 months before it's even born.
Too many men still believe that "no" means "yes." And you've got to get him to let you put the damn condom on him....not everyone will.
That's rape. that's a separate issue.
The point is: even AFTER sex, a woman has a time frame to change her mind, and this is protected by law as well as feminism.
A man gets no such opt out. Here's a bizarre but true incident. A woman was convicted for seducing an under-age boy (based on the reasonable legal premise that a youngster is not in a position to properly decide these things). She became pregnant, gave birth and wound up on welfare.
The moment that boy turned 18, the state hit HIM for child support despite the legal presumption that he was too young to fully understand what was going on.