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Tennessee Conservative Backed Bill Could Criminalize Natural Miscarriages

The Republican controlled Tennessee House has passed a bill that would criminalize harming an embryo, which is a group of cells that eventually forms into a fetus. Republicans say House Bill 3517 is meant to clarify an existing law that allows the prosecution of those who harm any fetus. But opponents of the bill claim that it could criminalize women who lose a pregnancy via natural miscarriage.”  — http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/04/21/tennessee-conservative-backed-bill-could-criminalize-natural-miscarriages/

Okay, let’s give embryos personhood status, meaning they have the same status and rights as a woman, but most certainly not a higher status or greater rights.  That means that if a newly conceived person hooks itself up to the body of another, for the purpose of stealing that persons physical resources to sustain their own, changing the person’s body permanently, risking her health and very life against her will, the embryo/fetus should be declared a criminal and removed.  No person should be able to take over another person’s body for their own benefit, causing detriment to the one it has invaded.

Let those who seek to give greater rights to a pregnancy than a mature woman be hooked up to someone for nine months, using their nutrients and organs, causing sickness, pain and suffering, and risking their own life against their will.  And further, once the person is able to function on its own, make the person who has had to endure the physical trauma of the last nine months, be physically and financially responsible for that person for a period of 18-21 years, also against their will.

Forcing one person to give up the right to their own body and endangering their lives against their will is unethical, immoral, and unconstitutional.  This war on women is real and must end… now.

 

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A while ago I was taking part in an Amazon discussion that addressed the question — Is being a witch a bad thing?  It was started by an evangelical who sang the praises of James Dobson, so you can see the kind of lunacy I was dealing with.  I straightened him out with regard to the mistranslations and misinterpretations of the Bible and the ridiculous and erroneous notion, as proved historically and archaeologically, that witches are slaves to their Satan, but what I really wanted to do was tell him, yes, being a witch is a bad thing — for any pathetic pseudo-Christian who attempts to align witches with their invented evil creature called Satan.

I’m so sick of trying to convince religious nutcases that witchcraft is a legitimate, life-affirming ‘religion.’  I’m sick of taking care not to reveal the power we have access to lest I reignite the persecution of people around the world at the hands of those who actually kill people accused of being witches and doing harm to others when in truth they are just ordinary people — not unlike the way homosexuals have to remain in the closet for fear of similar persecution.  I want to tell them, yeah, be afraid, be very afraid, because I will curse your ass in a heartbeat if you mess with me or mine.  But I don’t want to give them an excuse to resurrect the witch hunts of old.  I don’t want to give such people license to say — See!  I told you witches are bad!

The other side of this is the evil done by Christians that makes me ask — Is being a Christian a bad thing?  And then point out the evil they do as proof.  But I’m tired of religious wars and the evil people rain down on one another.  I am eager for the Age of Reason to come.

It’s such a conundrum for me.  Is anyone else sick and tired of tip-toeing around the reality of the Craft and power we practitioners can raise?  Do you bite your tongue in order to keep the peace?

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