Today on Democracy Now!, guest Terry O’Neill remarked, “And these ultrasound laws really are part of a coordinated campaign at the state level to produce what we are calling … ritual humiliation laws.” I think the term “ritual humiliation laws” is completely accurate. And if the far-Right is able to close the gap separating church and state much further, I’m not sure the idea of ritualized, state-sanctioned hymen-checking is really that far-fetched. I just don’t expect Moon & stars to be the insignia worn by those doing the checking and humiliation.
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