Yep. Old political cartoon from the first Bush administration. Just shows goodsingle voter issues NEVER go the fuck away.




Fun fact, the republicans pushed the issue of abortion *specifically* to use it as an end-run around restrictions on non-profits acting with political intent.


That's twisted. I'll have to read more about that angle. Such demented sadists.


You’ll probably also enjoy finding out how the whole thing got started in the first place. ;)


Here's a good overview. Hint; the SOUTHERN Baptists got started when they split from the American Baptists in 1845 over the issue of missionaries owning slaves. Guess which side they supported? https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133


Thanks for sharing this


Can you elaborate?


Basically what happened was racism and segregation became things you don’t say out loud in politics. Conservatives seeking to grow the Republican Party needed a way to tap into newly politically active evangelical voters who didn’t want to affiliate with the segregation movement. After the Supreme Court killed religious-backed segregated private schools by eliminating their tax exemption, they needed a new issue. They found that a rise in abortion services being offered in the aftermath of Roe v Wade was that issue, one that caused serious uncomfortableness for those voters. The religious figureheads all pounced. It was the issue that caused southern Baptists to completely 180 on their hardline support for separation of church and state.


crazy that the bible also implies life begins at the first drawn breath, but fuck the bible unless its allowing them to condemn others.


One of the things we were constantly told about *other* religions is how people would re-write their holy books to fix the narrative to suit them personally. These are the type of people that would do it if they could.


The bible has gone through so many printings and edits throughout its history. Mis-translations (both accidental and intentional) are why the section on stoning a man who sleeps with another man is actually incorrect. Pre-1900's, several European bibles were quoted in that exact same passage as about sleeping with a YOUNGER MAN, implying underaged boys. Guess what many Christian priests have been caught doing so much it's a stereotype? Doing stuff with underaged boys. Hypocracy in motion.




Are you referring to Numbers chapter 5, where if there is no proof of adultery, then a “litmus test” is performed on the woman in question?


When you go to weddings you will frequently hear two specific bible quotes about marriage which paint it in a good light. When you do a search of the bible for passages concerned with marriage, you will find dozens of other references - all of which speak of pain, suffering, death and violence surrounding and permeating the institution of marriage.


I love to respond to their bullshit with Bible verses that directly contradict their positions. :)


For Example: And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. Acts 2:44-45


You've already lost that discussion. You're taking a smart approach to someone who's not willing to listen to reason. You'll provide the verses that contradict them and they'll say something like "That's not what that means, you don't know because you're not a Christian."


And it’s easy as fuck, because half the Bible contradicts itself.


It doesn't work. Their doublethink is strong.


Sure because fo everything else they're a mirror of Jesus lol these people have gone so far off of what they preach that they've become the villains of their own book.


2Kings 6:28 Tonight we will eat my son; tomorrow yours.


Miss me with that shit! If they actually believed in the Bible we would have never had slaves. Fuck these hypocrites


Interesting seeing as Republicans also haven't won the women's vote since 1988.


At this point, they aren’t even trying. Their policy positions make that clear and only get further and further distilled with every election cycle.


They've given up entirely on winning anyone over. Now, their entire focus is further galvanizing the most rabid parts of their base, and suppressing votes to enforce their minority rule.


This quote never gets old. >"Nothing gets conservatives more excited or frothing at the mouth quicker than what's going on in other folks' bedrooms." >— Ann Richards




Yup, the Atlantic wrote a good article about this a year or 2 ago, about how both parties were evenly split on the abortion issue in 1976, but by 1980 pro-lifers were solidly GOP. And Carter was the President who actually enforced the school segregation issue at private schools. Guess who Evangelicals supported in 1980..


Is there a source for this?


[This episode of Throughline](https://www.npr.org/2019/06/20/734303135/throughline-traces-evangelicals-history-on-the-abortion-issue) is probably a good starting point.


Omg thank you so much.


Dat wink though


Evangelicals didn't even care about abortion until Republicans pushed a bunch of propaganda so they could prop up segregation without explicitly saying they supported segregation. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133


Remember when Republicans controlled the Senate, the House, the Presidency, and most of the supreme court for 2 full years? Remember all those things they passed with their unanimous majority to ban abortion? No? That's because it's not an actual issue they care about. It's an issue they use to pretend to care about to rile up their base to vote for them. Then once they have the power they do absolutely dick with it other than help corporations and the rich and fight to keep their power at any cost.


One million percent correct. If they "solved" the abortion issue, they'd be committing political suicide.


All religions should lose their tax exemptions. I shouldn't have to pay for somebody's hobby.


I completely agree.


I never understood why churches and religious nonprofits are even tax exempt


Yeah it doesn’t make any sense to me either.


They’re supposed to be doing charity/community work, same as other nonprofits. Most of them are. If they are making a profit or paying the people running it obscene amounts, they should be losing tax-exempt status.




"You don't get rich by writing science fiction. If you want to get rich start a religion" L. Ron Hubbard


That's why I'm a member of the FFRF and The Satanic Temple. Might look contradictory, but both organizations have the same goal in mind- to end religious privilege. Ironically, they'd love to eventually put themselves out of business.


Heh, hobby


I'm a practicing Christian. I think certain churches ought to lose their exempt status. Not ones like mine where we can barely afford the electricity in our 3000sq foot building, but ones where the "parsonage" is a $10billion mansion, the church has hundreds of thousands of square feet in the middle of downtown Dallas, and the minister wears $10,000 suits. TLDR, if it pisses you off to see people getting rich off God it REALLY pisses some Christians off.


I guess this was the [original rationale ](https://churchesandtaxes.procon.org/history-of-churches-and-taxes/). Church property used for religious purposes was also tax-exempt in medieval England, based on the rationale that the church relieved the state of some governmental functions, and therefore deserved a benefit in return. [2] The English Statute of Charitable Uses of 1601, which included churches along with all other charitable institutions, formed the basis of America’s modern tax exemption for charities. [45]


This issue arise because Republicans realized they didn’t really have a solid policy driven platform. So they created a wedge issue. Abortion used to be extremely popular in the US. Even among hyper religious conservatives.


It all really dovetails out into a clear demonstration of how dangerous religion is when injected into politics.


Not just that, far right figures in the 60s and 70s like Phyllis Schlafly and those in the John Birch Society were looking for a single issue to gather Republicans behind to make it easier to control the party and slow down progress. Why slow down progress? Because the figures involved were essentially Fascists that believed they were fighting a Marxist takeover. One of the groups that pushed the original pro life propaganda had only recently retired from fighting against desegregation after realizing it was a lost cause. This is where the "culture war" starts. Most US Christians were not anti abortion before this -- in fact some of the most influential pro choice figures fighting in Roe v Wade were popular evangelical preachers. Here's a Time article discussing this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/time.com/4758285/clergy-consultation-abortion/%3famp=true The far right has been consuming the Republican party and growing for decades now. It's sad that they destroyed all nuance within the party -- people didn't used to vote against their interests to the extent they do now.


What would be an example of a non profit acting with political intent.


Here’s a couple: - Putting up billboards advocating for a candidate or party - Preachers or similar church leaders telling their parishioners who to vote for


All churches should pay taxes. I have literally 6 or 7 churches all 5 minutes from where I live, that’s more than fucking Starbucks.


You know it’s messed up when they’re getting bigger than the high schools.


Yea a church in my town purchased an old golf course in town and built a huge mega church on the land. We have 2 that big with less than 30k people. It's fucking absurd


How else will God see them from space if they aren’t that big??? Checkmate, atheists.


Evangelicals aren't even Christians at this point. I'm pretty sure Jesus himself said it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a rich person to get to heaven.


You know I never even considered this. We should tax churches and use the money exclusively to fund education (or other humanitarian efforts, food/clean water/shelter). Lord knows we need it.


If they tell people how to vote in elections and actively engage in political activities, then they should register as a PAC with the FEC and then file/pay taxes.


That's actually literally the law. If you know a church that is telling people how to vote, you should report them to the FEC.


Not until you realize that the FEC has been continuously neutered since 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizen's United v. FEC. The paradigm is now money equates free speech.


It isn't a free speech thing. It affects their status as a tax-exempt charity.


Its called political subtlety and nuance to circumvent regulations as laws. Let me kick game to you. If a church raises money for say a candidate or organization and couches it as free speech and as part of their ability to freely practice their religion, then they are under no obligations to disclose such donations or affiliations unless they are registered with the state as a 501c3s or corporations. Its not by accident that Evangelicals are courted as heavily as they are by the RNC. Mega churches exist, where the pastors fly around on G6s, make their "support public of a specific candidate" and are not taxed like corporations for a reason.


the fec isn't the only ones that could have done something. the internal revenue service is who grants the tax exemptions.. they can take 'em away, too.


The FEC didn't even have a quorum for its day-to-day for a few months, and they're not known for aggressive enforcement action even when they *can* do things. By all means, if you see something, say something. I just wouldn't hold out hope on that front.


Such a waste of good land.


It’s a real estate play some of the time, too. Churches have been flipping here in ATL for millions.


A new church opened near my house and they are very bad neighbors. They generate a TON of noise from activities and we can hear their PA system from our house. Their parishioners park on the street throughout the neighborhood making parking tough on us and they don't pay taxes. They are worse than my neighbors with the little kid that screams all the time, at least that kid will grow up and stop screaming soon.


The GOP's job gets harder every year. The need to convince people to vote against their own interests. The reason why it continually gets harder is because when they're successful, the lives of their constituents gets worse. Back in the 90's they figured out if you laid out all the pros & cons of each parties positions in front of almost any voter, they would choose democrat, so instead they focused on a "wedge issue". This is something people usually feel so passionate about that once you get them on your side about this particular issue, they're in for everything else too. Things like not getting healthcare, education, and infrastructure. The wedge issue they chose was abortion and it worked like gangbusters. The New York Times has an amazing podcast about the whole thing you can listen to for free [here.](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/podcasts/the-daily/midterm-elections-trump-clinton-gingrich.html)




This shit's been going on a lot longer than that. The culture was began right after the passing of the Civil Rights act and the Republican party enacted their "Southern Strategy" to mobilize racist grievances in the south to pass their economic agenda. Social programs were pushed as being mostly for black people, busing, school segregation, welfare programs, food stamps, even though it hurt more white people than black people. In the late 70's they moved on to abortion as it was difficult to claim the moral high ground with racism. In the 80s they used drug war propaganda to further their goals, even though that really started in the 60s, but it really kicked into overdrive in the 80s.


It's the only reason my grandmother voted for Kanye... She couldn't stomach Trump, but wouldn't support Biden because of abortion...


I was going to ask if that was supposed to be HW.


The abortion debate as we understand it was only about 10 years old at the time this cartoon was drawn. It’s not going away any time soon, but only through an absurd amount of constant effort on their part.


Yes. Yes. Yes .The Trump's built their wealth during this time while some of us nearly starved . It was still looked down upon to be on welfare and most of us just tried to do the best that we could . Now he's sick with power and democracy is teetering on the edge.


Remember Fred Trump built his wealth by using new affordable housing credits backed by the government and then illegally discriminated against potential renters.


In what way is it a good issue? It's pretty fucking obvious what the solution is (Legal up until viability).


I like how [Canada](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_Canada) dealt with the issue: no legal restrictions on abortion whatsoever. It's worked for them since 1988.


It's about hypocrisy, not single-issue voting.


Yep. This was my roommates’ parents sole reason for voting for Trump, despite all the other bs as 60-70 year olds they only cared about abortion, something that has literally no impact in them personally.


that's what happens when you let your pastor do your thinking for you.


Funny thing is they aren’t even religious. They just don’t want people to be able to have abortions.


Jesus Christ that's a whole other level, like I can kind of get it if someone says *"My religion says blah blah blah so that's a no-no"* , but if they're just opposing it to spite others that's just criminal.


It is selfish and apathetic IMO. But that’s kinda the whole issue right now - people can’t put themselves in another’s place so they judge them by their own fortune or misfortune, and creates a false narrative about the choices that another person is forced to make. Edit to add: my mother is super religious yet she is very much pro-choice because she cares about the actual lives of children and believes every child deserves to be *wanted*.


I don’t see why they even care. I’ll never understand people who think the law should control the decisions of others that don’t impact or harm anyone else - illegal cannabis, illegal gay marriage, illegal abortions. They are so obsessed with legislating on personal freedoms while crying about mUh fReEdOm. Which is it?


Yeah especially while touting the idea of individual rights to own guns and do whatever else they want - when these things actually do impact other peoples lives.


Have they expressed reasoning as to why to give rights to a clump of cells over the rights to body autonomy for the fully grown human woman standing in front of them? I can't wrap my brain around this!


No offense to you, but did they have a kid or kids they didn’t have a choice in and want to make sure other people can’t skip that pain. I think that’s the issue with student loans and suspect there are other issues where people’s position is that the new group shouldn’t get it easy.


I’m not sure. They refuse to talk politics anymore.


Ehh, thats probably just the one issue they feel comfortable supporting publicly. I'm sure all the other shit appeals to them too.


That's my in-laws. They hate Muslims, immigrants, gay people, black people, liberals, "socialists".... The list goes on and on. They literally think Ilhan Omar is an Al Qaeda terrorist. I got into a fight with them last year and said I was disappointed that they would support somebody like Trump, saying that he went against everything they allegedly stand for. They said, and I quote, "We are going to retire with $2 million in the bank because of that man!" My wife got into a fight with them after January 6th, over their support of Trump, and they said, "He's a gross man, but we only supported him because of his stance on abortion!" And on January 7th, they flooded their Facebook pages with pro-life posts. In my opinion, to clear their conscience about what happened that day. "Don't blame me, I only voted because prolife!" Last year, they loved him because he was a savvy businessman who was cutting taxes. Last year, they cared about the money. This year, they only care about the unborn babies. And despite all that, they still think the election was stolen. They only care about abortion, but believe the obvious and outlandish lies that led to the insurrection. They were furious when they tried to impeach him too. Both times! They say they think he's a gross man, but they'd still rather have Trump as President instead of Pence... Similar to this, my FIL is passionately against the NFL and Kaepernick and BLM and all that stuff. He thinks it's disgusting that people would disrespect their country like that. "You don't know how good you have it here!!" He thinks that they should be kicked out of the country for disrespecting the troops, and says, "In any other country, you'd be shot on the street for doing this", which is just code for "I wish I could shoot you." Well, last year, George Floyd was killed. And instead of kneeling during an anthem, people were burning down police stations, making anybody who complained about people like Kaepernick look like a giant douche. And rather than learning from that, my FIL now states, "How can you say that Black lives matter when black fetuses don't matter?" Last year, cared about the troops. This year, he cares about the unborn babies. There's always an excuse to not care about black people. They try to pretend that they're single issue voters, that they're pro-life above everything else... But it's a load of shit. They loved every minute of the Trump presidency. If you ask me, abortion is their magic shield that they use to deflect any criticism that comes their way. You can do whatever you want, no matter how awful it is, as long as you can find a way to point to abortion.


They must have not been paying attention when Trump flipped his stance on abortion five times in one week.


Same with my mom. I called her out on ignoring all the other glaring issues with Trump, and how he's a complete scumbag. She just wasn't hearing it, ending the conversation with "I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree." Wut?


Fetus should get a social security number and the parents should be able to start accepting all child tax credits immediately at the very least. But who am I kidding, we know it has nothing to do with life only control


They aren't even covered by insurance when they are born, why would they get a SSN?


Because they are, allegedly, people.




I’m gonna punch the first person who tells me that life is a pre-existing condition.


*sweats profusely*


There's a global period surrounding the labor and delivery of a child where it falls under claims for the mother, even if it is performed on the infant. So they are very much covered, just not as separate individuals. Which is funny.


This seems incorrect.




Hey, in 13 years that fetus might be "dating" Matt Gaetz!


You give him credit if you think he could wait that long. He's just so eager to get to know her.


Looking at a baby: It’s hard to believe she’s already 18.. Quagmire joke, don’t kill me.




by then, would it be a little on the old side for him?


They like wedge issues. They get single issue voters this way. Abortion and “law & order” were their staples for years. They’ve expanded to “cancel culture” and “antifa”.


Don’t forget “The War on Christmas.”


Cancel culture isn't new though, it's just a rebrand. They tried to rail against political correctness for decades, and it didn't work out for them. They think if they change the name, it'll work this time.


Cancel culture is just boycotting, their fight against political correctness is now their battle against woke culture.


Handmaids tale style


This comment reminds me of a SNL skit "Meet your second wife" lol https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MJEAGd1bQuc


Except they don't really care about the fetus either, it's just the most convenient means to subjugate women.


Yep. Please everyone stop using the name "pro-life". They're not pro life, they're Anti-choice. Edit: I'm not responding to dms anymore. You guys don't want to change your minds, you just want to throw tantrums and gaslight anyone that doesn't agree with you.


NPR has been referring to them as "anti-abortion-rights activists" and I absolutely love it Edit: also advocates


Pro-birth terrorists


Forced-birth terrorists.


Pro-pre-birth terrorists - when they're born, screw 'em


This falls into the whole thing though of liberals being shit at correcting the narrative. It's overly wordy. While accurate and specific, anti-choice is what we should have been saying all along instead of acknowledging their label of pro choice. You want to even have a chance at fighting them? Gotta dumb it down to their level. EDIT: A word.


I'm a fan of forced-pregnancy




First of all, this isn't an issue people flip flop on. You're not changing anybody's mind about abortion; it's baked in. But more importantly, framing it as anti-rights instead of anti-choice is a good way to showcase that they're specifically advocating AGAINST rights, whilr the right wing usually touts how much they love individual rights and freedom. This is all opinion either way, but one extra word isn't going to be the difference in popular opinion Edit: I should've phrased this as "nobody else can change a person's mind on abortion", which while not universally true, it's pretty darn close.


One's stance on abortion can change pretty darned fast when facing an unwanted pregnancy.


The only moral abortion is my abortion! But then they go right back to being forced birth after they get their procedure so…


I think anti choice is probably better cuz pro life arguments talk about the rights of the unborn baby. So they are advocating rights for people technically.


They're prolife as long as you don't ask them about the death penalty. They're prolife as long as you don't ask them about someone murdered by police. They're prolife until the military budget comes up. They're prolife until healthcare comes up. Most Democrats are *actually* more prolife than Republicans. Republicans can only be considered prolife if you accept **their** reality that a fetus is a life.


I saw someone call it a "fetus fetish" and that fits fairly well. But these are great too.


"Forced birth" is a good phrase too.


Forced Birth


"They’re not pro-life. You know what they are? They’re anti-woman. Simple as it gets, anti-woman. They don’t like them. They don’t like women. They believe a woman’s primary role is to function as a brood mare for the state." - George Carlin.


They are pro suffering. I feel if they could legislate punching kids in the face to win votes, they will.


The cartoon is pretty spot on then, since keeping a pregnant woman’s belly out of the rain while she gets soaked doesn’t do anything to protect the fetus.


Hmmm, I actually hadn't seen it this way. That totally plays though, given that the few things that they pretend to do to help people are just smokescreens and don't actually end up helping anyone but themselves. I can totally imagine that fucker standing out there like "Look at how selfless I'm being" when in reality they're just real life karma whoring and know that nothing they're doing is actually helping anyone. That or he's too stupid to get it. Looking at the current state of politics it could be either.


There is truth in both. For some it's control. For others, > "The unborn" are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don't resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don't ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don't need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don't bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. It's almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn. -Dave Barnhart


Very well put. Most people are Anti-choice because it's so easy. All you've got to say is *"THeY kiLl BaBIes!"* , and that's their whole thing. They don't even have to be right about it, just by screaming that enough they'll rally all the bible thumpers.


>I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don't? Because you don't want any tax money to go there. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is. \-Sister Joan Chittister


They only care about the optics. The evangelicals couldn't run on a pro-segregated schools platform anymore, so they took on abortion. Until the "pro-life" movement, abortion was only a topic with the church.


And even then, it was mainly only a topic within the Catholic church specifically.


Not only is it a way to subjugate women, but its a virtue signaling tactic and a dogwhistle to rally their moronic, brain dead, bible-thumping, sister-fucking base.


Yeah they mostly just want to punish people for having sex which is “sinful”


I think it's more complicated than that. It's about convincing the bible-thumpers that God is against abortion, and simultaneously that the only people who will stop the baby-genocide are themselves. This creates a captive pool of voters who will dutifully and regularly vote for your party because they feel it is their religious duty to do so, and that God will be upset with them if they do not. Politicians only do that which gets them re-elected. The subjugation of women doesn't really do anything towards that goal, so that leads me to believe that it isn't the motive. The motive is entirely to do with trying to foster cultism as part of a grander scheme to secure reelection.


They care about the 16 year old uneducated minimum wage worker too. They care about the prisoner they can put in a for profit jail where they bill the state and exploit their labor for pennies.


Whoa whoa can we dumb this down a bit? "Subjugate" sounds like one of dem fancy fifty cent words


Yeah. If they were pro life they would support healthcare reforms amongst other things.


If COVID caused miscarriages, you wouldn’t see a sudden surge in mask wearing or vaccines among republicans. They’re pro-fetus until it inconveniences them a single iota.


This is way too generous to republicans


They literally only do it because it gets them single issue voters. They don’t care.


yup. It's this.


Yeah, they’re also the ones creating the rain


Is that HW?


Yes. They have been railing against abortion for a very long time while not caring about anybody already born.


Republicans will fight for the lives of every American...until they're born.


Unless it’s their mistress’s


Yes, my son and partner.


I have come to truly Despise The Republicans.


Even republicans dont like republicans lol


Pro-life until birth.


Quite accurate.


I get what it's trying to convey but I don't think it's at all accurate. It would require them to actually get up off their asses and actually do something for someone else.


This is true they literally never do their actual jobs. The ones they keep cheating and grifting for.


"They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked. Conservatives don't give a shit about you until you reach military age. Then they think you're just fine. Just what they've been looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers. Pro-life... pro-life... These people aren't pro-life, they're killing doctors! What kind of pro-life is that? What, they'll do anything they can to save a fetus but if it grows up to be a doctor they just might have to kill it? They're not pro-life. You know what they are? They're anti-woman. Simple as it gets, anti-woman. They don't like them. They don't like women. They believe a woman's primary role is to function as a brood mare for the state." George Carlin


Somehow I managed to miss her pregnant belly initially, and thought he was just bowing politely to her, ensuring he was covered but ignoring her, indicating he was all about manners but not about actual action. It worked equally well in my mind.


They aren't that nice. They literally don't care if the fetus is deformed and going to die anyway. They want women hindered and submitted from easily becoming their competition in the workforce.


They want to keep us *poor*. I think that's the goal. Generational poverty is a great tool to them.


Good old right-wing virtue signaling. They love the unborn and then don't give two fucks about them once they clear the uterus.




"If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked.” — George Carlin (on conservatives)


Also Republicans - We won't let minimum wage increase so die


I really wish I could understand my friend's Republicanism sometimes. It just starts out loosely making some sense, and descends into some kind of weird selfish white Christian nationalism behind the mask. It's one thing if it's anger over mis-spent or mis-managed taxes, but it winds up being something completely more sinister against everyone who isn't "like him".


The USA is such a shit hole because of republicans.


Apt, and when that kid's born, it will obviously be born outside the umbrella (based on where the lady is standing)


They just really love children. I mean they REALLY love children *cough* matt gaetz *cough*


To republicans, pregnant women are like Fortune Cookies . They become a lot less interesting once you know what used to be hidden inside.


That's an impressive political cartoon, its basically perfect with how to the point it is.


I'm not sold on the idea that Republicans care about abortion at all, they just want to slut shame women and force poor people into welfare. The idea that Republicans care at all about religion is totally bunk because of all the people they want murdered. Looking at you Israel.....


Yep, except not even that. Remember how the GOP gave stimulus checks to these "unborn children"? Me neither...


Except they don’t want the pregnant woman to have affordable high quality healthcare, either.


Care more bout the fetus, than the hungry children of America. 😡😠


They’re not pro life; they’re pro BIRTH. They don’t give any F’s once the kid is out.


Nah, Repubs dgaf about babies. They just like controlling women.


Right before he steals the kid's money and tells him to join the army.


Let's remember that the Rabid Right has a long history of being opposed to women's civil rights. These are the same groups that opposed the ERA, equal pay for equal work, women working outside the home, the Pill, etc. You name the issue and these people always took the side that was against women. The purpose of the campaign to deny women their civil rights is simple: to keep women fighting for rights that have already been codified in the law.


This cartoon isn't even true. The guy with the umbrella wouldn't even care to shelter the belly. They don't even care that much about real fetuses. They only care about ***theoretical*** fetuses. If they did care, there would be a lot more actual conservative legislation to help expectant mothers.


Because this is a future body to use in the underpaid workforce or overworked military.


I think i have a partial solution to the Texas abortion law. To protect doctors from civil suits, the local government could deputize them. Then they have qualified immunity when they perform ~~no-knock uterus raids~~ abortions.


Republicants are trash.


Women have been having abortions for as long as men have been punishing them for getting pregnant.


is this Bush Sr.


That person isn't a morbidly obese violent psychopath actively commiting a mass shooting. Giving the pubbers way too much credit.


Republicans don't give a shit about fetuses, who can get married, what country the maid came from, or even buying guns from vending machines. Those are just wedge issues, a tool to be cynically and disingenuously used. Winning elections is all about finding stupid little controversies that make people hate each other.


Got to keep the poor folks having babies so they can grow up a shitty poor life and join the military.


This is so lame. Of course you’re gonna treat someone you want to fuck better.


This picture made me realize that the reason they don’t want people to have abortions is probably because those kids grow up to be low income working class individuals more often than not. Who wants to get an abortion? People who get pregnant and aren’t in a good position in life to raise a child. So when you force them to have that kid they are likely not going to be the best parents and thus creates another person to help build wealth for the rich while working for scraps themselves.


Well, not really. Because if that baby is born poor, black, or female it also gets left out in the rain. It's just the perpetuation of female servitude.


If Republicans ever actually _did_ anything for the betterment of the average unborn child other than uphold this pitiful notion, I'd shit in my hat and eat the fuck out of it.


Abortions will happen regardless if they are legal or not. But they are wayyyy more dangerous and done by predatory doctors when not regulated. It’s truly crazy to me that they would rather have more poorly educated people to grift than support a woman’s decisions about their own bodies. I can’t imagine how psychological detrimental it would be to need an abortion and be criminalized for it. It’s awful.


By his eye, Commanders.