Alabama's state Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions at any stage of pregnancy unless the mother's physical or mental health is at risk. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is considering signing the bill into law.
Alabama's out-of-control women
By Ricky L. Jones
It has become clear that Hillary Clinton isn’t the only nasty woman in America who should be locked up. The truth is, many women have been out of control for a long time. Thankfully, the state of Alabama and others are finally doing something about it and putting them back in their rightful place.
The Good Book leaves no doubt about a woman’s proper role. Genesis makes it clear that she was intended to be man’s helpmate. 1 Corinthians reaffirms God’s will that women are to be subordinate, “the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”
How far we have strayed!
There are many examples of women forgetting their proper places and losing their minds in a modern world turned on its head. Take for instance women crying about being paid less. Well, everyone knows the discrepancy is justified. Women are often uneven, emotional and problematic employees. They were designed to follow. That is why many of them rejected Hillary Clinton in 2016 and will reject the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and others in 2020. No woman is fit to lead.
Our only hope lies with the majority of white women. Not only are they the centerpieces of our standard of beauty and womanhood, they also proved themselves intellectually superior in 2016. Obviously, they were the only ones who could appreciate the president’s undeniable insight into how women should be properly handled.
Worse than anything else, some women coldly intend to continue killing babies. The United States made one of its worst judicial mistakes with Roe v. Wade in 1973. This needs correction because most women clearly cannot handle that type of independence and power over life and death, much less their own bodies.
President Donald Trump and other brave men are hard at work to put a stop to it all. While campaigning in 2016, the president said women who killed children by having abortions should be subjected to some legal punishment. Others are following.
Thank God for conservative governors and legislators in states like Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia who are leading the way in the holy war to save our babies. The Alabama Legislature passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, and these states are pushing cases up the chain in an effort to force the U.S. Supreme Court to do the right thing. It is the latest, and maybe the most important, righteous attempt to finally put women back in their rightful place.
All that said, if you agree with what you’ve just read, someone needs to put you in your place!
Ricky L. Jones is chair of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville. This column originally appeared in the Louisville Courier Journal.
What others are saying
Lila Rose, Twitter: "So much fury from abortion advocates today. Our despair, our lack of imagination in the face of difficulty, our fear, our refusal to see the simple reality (and) dignity of a little boy or girl, heart humming away at 21 days in the womb, is our greatest shame. We must must do better."
Lili Loofbourow, Slate: "We can be grateful that these laws have so far been struck down in two states thanks to suits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. But there will be more. ... More restrictions will pass. Some will fall. Appeals will be filed. And the Supreme Court, with its new, young and life-tenured justices, will wait patiently for the chance to subordinate women to fetuses and bring the full power of the state against those who would refuse to comply."
Charles C. Camosy, The Washington Post: "Extremism in defense of the prenatal child ought to be paired with extremism in support of women. ... We must do a much better job lifting up and supporting the other half of the relationship at the heart of pregnancy. Merely restricting abortion makes the same kind of mistake, perhaps unintentionally, that our opponents make on abortion. Pro-lifers, if we are to consistently honor our principles, must become champions for both mothers and their prenatal children."
What readers are saying
More and more Americans (especially the younger ones) are getting fed up with the national tragedy called abortion. Killing more than 50 million innocent, unborn human beings since 1973 is not something our country should be proud of.
— David M. Wargo
"How does Alabama's near-total abortion ban bill compare with Georgia's 'fetal heartbeat' law?" They both reflect the Neanderthal thinking of the hypocritical Southern evangelicals.
— Carol Ritchie
I support the ban on killing babies. As a victim of sexual assault myself, if I had gotten pregnant it would not be my “choice” to murder the innocent life that would have been created.
— Kaylene Painter
Today's abortion rates are the lowest since Roe v. Wade was decided, and the numbers continue to drop. ... You don't like abortion? Fine, don't have one. But please, advocate for better women's health. These bills that states sign will never eradicate abortion. It has been around for millennia and will be around forever.
— Brigitte Walsh Riggs
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