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Fri Jun 14, 2024, 09:26 AM Jun 14

WAPO: We are witnessing a war on women [View all]


How can the religious right, a movement that calls itself pro-life, take a stance against IVF?

By Eugene Robinson
For the religious right, erasing the constitutional right to abortion was just the beginning. They are coming after all our reproductive rights and freedoms, every single one of them, and the only way to stop them is with our votes.

On Wednesday, the Southern Baptist Convention — the largest Protestant denomination in the country, with 13 million members — adopted a resolution denouncing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The measure calls on Southern Baptists to pressure government officials to “restrain” IVF, which often can be a couple’s last hope of conceiving a child.

For women who battle infertility at some point in their childbearing years — and who can afford the expensive procedure — IVF is nothing short of a miracle. According to a report issued in March by the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 2 percent of U.S. infants born in 2021, the most recent year for which figures are available, were conceived through IVF. That equals 86,149 toddlers who otherwise would not be here to scamper around the house and test their loving parents’ patience.
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DUH............................... Lovie777 Jun 14 #1
Right? When have we NOT been witnessing this war on women? Scrivener7 Jun 14 #14
Exactly!!!! Rebl2 Jun 14 #15
THIS!! ☝️ InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 15 #27
The message to women is clear: Mister Ed Jun 14 #2
christian mullahs and christian taliban...................nt wolfie001 Jun 14 #10
You are correct. LastDemocratInSC Jun 15 #23
Also making a comeback are efforts to eliminate no-fault divorce so that women are forced to stay in marriages. Lonestarblue Jun 14 #12
Well stated. Thank you. LastDemocratInSC Jun 15 #24
I wish Biden/Harris would make a video of R's Quakerfriend Jun 14 #3
And shitheads who aren't "sure" if they can vote EllieBC Jun 14 #4
At least the shitheads you know are open to voting for Biden. PeaceWave Jun 14 #16
Let those shitheads know they aren't fooling anyone. EllieBC Jun 14 #22
Shouldn't the headline read ...."the Republican Party and the religious right are ...." - words matter. NoMoreRepugs Jun 14 #5
Gee, ya think? Wounded Bear Jun 14 #6
Women are pissed and men who love women may even be more pissed and we're all gonna VOTE for Joe. Joinfortmill Jun 14 #7
Agreed. SCOTUS has been weaponized and GOP is heading to xtian fascism. Might be there already. Speaker Evolve Dammit Jun 14 #8
d'oh BoRaGard Jun 14 #9
It's an opinion piece. Sky Jewels Jun 14 #11
It is much worse right now than 25 years ago. States are passing numerous laws discriminating against Martin68 Jun 15 #29
When I worked the polls the other day Marthe48 Jun 14 #13
Yay, your daughter! aurora the great Jun 15 #31
One more thing to add to the "No shit, Sherlock" file. GoCubsGo Jun 14 #17
American Taliban peggysue2 Jun 14 #18
It's a war on everything, Survival-of-the-fittest Darwinism ... guns, laws, cheaters, exploitation bucolic_frolic Jun 14 #19
Thanks for noticing, mister... 2naSalit Jun 14 #20
Kick. N/T Upthevibe Jun 14 #21
Well, no duh, Sherlock! tornado34jh Jun 15 #25
It's an ugly but entirely self-consistent stance to be against both abortion and IVF Silent3 Jun 15 #26
It blows my mind that The Handmaid Tale turns out to have been right all along about the intentions Martin68 Jun 15 #28
also... bigtree Jun 15 #30
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