The New "Civil War"
We live in two Americas I'm now NOW convinced.
With all the secession talk and the GOP Gerrymandering (manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts) to give the Republicans majority in the state and U.S. House of Representaives, America has been divided in two.
There is the majority of Americans (63% current Gallup Poll) who agree with the Roe v. Wade decision that is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 46% of Republicans polled would like to see it overturned. 74% of Democrats polled would like to see it remain as law of the land. Of the more than 207 million plus registered voters ,there are a lot more Democrats registered to vote. Some state like NY have a ratio of 2-to-1 favoring Dems.
Okay...Let's get to the heart of the matter. Abortion Rights have become the NEW Civil Rights cause celebre. Many states like Mississipi, Kansas, Virginia and North Dakota have either closed clinics by using their House State Majorities and their Republican Governor's agendas to manipulate what the Supreme Court ruled legal in 1973. They have made it near impossible for the people who run these clinics to keep their doors open.
Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in his Kansas church after MANY threats throughout many years and a previous gun crime against the man. This is barbaric. To have citizens to ignore the "Law of the Land" and create chaos for women who want to get get basic health care at these clinics. Such a small percentage of these clinics were used for actual abortions. They used THAT issue to ruin a lot of poor women's other basic health cares.
This makes me as an American citizen outraged and just plain sad to think that my fellow citizens have manipulated the system to affect an outcome for their own political expediency.
These governors will go down in history as a footnote, along with the late Alabama Governor George Wallace and in my mind Confederates like Robert E Lee and Jefferson Davis.
Let me go ahead and name some of these cowards, who will be left on the scrap heap of history for either trying to close or successfully closing these clinics:
Mississippi: (R) Phil Bryant
Michigan: (R) Rick Snyder
Virginia (R) Bob McDonnell
Kansas: (R) Sam Brownback
North Dakota: (R) Jack Dalrymple
There are more of these cowards out there. They have agendas based mostly on their religious beliefs. The U.S.A. is supposed to have a separation of church and state. Well, in my opinion, the states have blurred this repeatedly in recent years. They don't pay attention to the national polls. They do what THEY feel is best for their states, ignoring what their citizens need and want.
Don't try to argue with me that this is what the people want. How can poor women get all their basic health care needs met and these clinics, sometimes hundreds of miles away from hospitals are being snuffed out one by one.
Yes my friends, we are living in alternate universes in America and that is a VERY sad reality.