Protect Women's Health? These Christian Fascist Fanatics Are MURDERERS of Women!

September 5, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper |


The Christian fascists in America are doing everything they can to close clinics that provide abortions and pass laws making it difficult if not impossible to get an abortion. And they LIE—saying that this is about “protecting women’s health.”


The recent article at, “Ground Zero in System’s War on Women...” talks about how 296 women died in the state of Texas from 2007 through 2010 before, during, or after childbirth from causes related to their pregnancies. And the rate of pregnancy-related deaths (maternal mortality) deaths then doubled, with the number of maternal deaths from 2011 through 2014 jumping to 537.

The fact is: Most maternal deaths are preventable, but in the state of Texas alone, hundreds and hundreds of women are dying of pregnancy-related causes.


Abortion Rights freedom riders at Austin, Texas courthouse, August 2014
In August 2014, the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014: Ground Zero Texas, initiated by Stop Patriarchy, traveled through Texas because of the abortion emergency there that threatened to close all but six abortion clinics that were left. These courageous fighters faced down threats, arrests and brutality to boldly put forward their stand of Abortion on Demand Without Apology!

In Texas, the leap in pregnancy-related deaths began in 2011 as the Republican dominated state government slashed the budget for reproductive healthcare (from $111.5 million to roughly $38 million)—forcing some 80 family planning clinics to shut down across the state. And this went hand-in-hand with an all-out assault on abortion access: Texas had enacted a whole series of anti-abortion laws that cut the number of abortion clinics from 46 in 2011 to fewer than 25 in 2014. Cuts in family planning funding, aid to poor women, and attacks on abortion meant that tens of thousands in Texas, especially poor and oppressed people and those in rural areas, no longer had ready access to basic healthcare and prenatal care.

Texas is a base area of the extreme right-wing Christian fascist forces and ground zero in their war on women, and as the article says, “It is not hyperbole to say that some of the women who died in Texas from pregnancy-related causes were casualties in that war on women.”

“Protecting women’s health,” my ass! The Christian fascist women-hating defenders of patriarchy are creating a whole situation that is literally KILLING women and taking away the basic right to abortion—the right of women to determine the course of their own lives.



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