Anti-abortions bill that treat women like agriculture
I was listening to conservative talk radio and the talk show host had stated it would be a good thing if the Christian churches had greater authority when the Nazis took power over in Germany. I thought, what? The reason that the Nazis gained and kept power was not in spite of the churches, but because of the churches.
Almost 2000 years of anti-Semitism by both the Catholic and protestant (mainly Lutheran) churches had led the people of German (and much of Europe) to hate with a passion, Jews. After taking power, the Catholic churches and many protestant churches supported and endorsed the Nazi regime.
There is a myth by the religious rightwing that the Nazis were atheists, which is a lie, as are many of the things the religious rightwing says. The Nazis got in power, and helped to stay there, based in a large part of the acceptance of the German people to authority. An acceptance endorsed by religion which taught to Germans to blindly accept those in power and orders; be they the government or church officials.
Yes, there were courageous church members and leaders who opposed the Nazis and suffered and were even executed for their opposition to the regime. But any idea that the Germans just needed more powerful authoritarian institutions, is absurd.
Oh in other issues, anti-abortion activists in the Illinois moved two anti-abortion bills through the Agriculture and Conservation Committee in their state legislature. Yes, you read that right, anti-abortion bills through an agriculture committee.
In Georgia, there is an anti-abortion bill that would even ban abortions when the fetus is guaranteed not to live before or right after birth. So a woman would be forced to carry the fetus when there is no option that it could survive. How is that pro-life, anyway?