I will no longer be referring to the GOP as such. Grand? Not. Old? Maybe. Party? Sweater vests. I rest my case.
From now on, I will only be calling them the Grand Theocratic Party, or GTP. Their wars against science and women are well documented. Many Atheists have become so due to their interest in and education on science. The conflicts between the two are also well, if not over, covered.
The past two years have seen a Conservative revival in local and federal lawmakers' brash attack on women's reproductive health and rights. They have their day in the sun, and they are making the most of it. Not to legislate their way out of economic disasters, and certainly not to propose any real reform. Nope, they go after a much easier target - their female constituents and their unwanted fetuses.
They are an easy target because people loathe the idea of a tiny life never getting a chance. Of course, none of us like that idea. Unfortunately, we live in the real world where people get pregnant for all sorts of reasons. Some of those are heinous, others just unfortunate. Some are irresponsible. Regardless, it is up to the potential mother to make that choice. She has to live with it, not the lawmakers.
All of this brings me to my premise. Many of these women realize that this is a religious issue. Many more will come to see this. I suspect they will have a hard time squaring the circle. Indeed, many women who are on the fence may join our side.
It has been reported today that GTP lawmakers in VA approved their controversial mandatory ultrasound bill. It is expected that the Governor will sign the legislature. I invited Huffington Post commenters (primarily women) on to come to the Reason Rally. I promised they would be amongst people who support them 100%.