Articles like this one make me want to emigrate again; go back to Europe or to Australia or Japan... Or the fuckin' Moon. Someplace where the question of legal abortion as a basic right of a woman has been settled and is not forever used as a mouthwash of whoever is the political flavor of the week
I cannot describe how viscerally I despise religious fundamentalists.
In fact, while I recognize and appreciate an individual's need for spirituality, I have a deep, deep distaste for all organized religion (yes, I understand that going to church does not equate with being a nutcase and that there are plenty of decent people who would never think of encroaching on other people's lives and freedoms.)
The USA was supposed to be the most progressive place on Earth, the leader of the free world. Instead, it increasingly appears to be a backwater cesspool of religious fanaticism, with misogyny and xenophobia that come come with it. Why are the nuts allowed a public voice? Where are all the reasonable people? The answer "They are there but they are too nice so you cannot hear them because the crazies are so much louder" is just not acceptable.
For those not familiar with Hammel on Trial,
here's a bit that comes to mind
"You take a low road, I'll take a lower road..."
Because being nice and reasonable doesn't seem to be working very well.