The battle to reverse Roe v. Wade is essentially the same war being waged against undocumented worker, only on the reproductive front. It is a thinly veiled effort at subjugating what is viewed as a threat to job security.
"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.
It is sad and embarrassing to admit this, but the impetus for most of these reproductive control bills has come from men. Over time, the number of men that believe they must control women like this will decline. But women cannot await universal male enlightenment.
Thanks to the brilliance of tweeter @PaulRyanGosling, who took the Ryan Gosling "Hey Girl" to a whole new level over the weekend by mashing up Ryan Gosling with Paul Ryan, the ball was already rolling when GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan came to town.
As the personhood initiatives have come and gone in Colorado, we've seen the different reactions of politicians who endorse personhood. Will Rep. Paul Ryan, who supported personhood legislation in Congress, stand by his decision?
"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?
We already have a Republican-controlled Supreme Court, and a radically conservative House of Representatives. The Senate is close to turning red, and a flood of super PAC cash could push it over the edge.
This is not as radical an idea as it may sound. The law is fully capable of making and unmaking "persons" in the strictly legal sense. But that would be unlikely to happen with whales, dolphins, or even great apes.