SO TRUE! To answer your last question, I think the anti-choice crowd just wants to remove women's reproductive rights to prevent women from making a choice THEY disapprove of.That is correct. But you should look in the mirror because the religious right has been the single biggest contributor to the original spike in abortions and the still high number compared to other developed countries. Because at every turn they fight sex-education and readily available, inexpensive or free contraception. There have been studies showing that if you give poor, uneducated women free access to contraception that they will overwhelmingly choose the most reliable, long acting methods like the IUD. No forgetting to take the pill and no arguments over condom use (STDs are a separate discussion). So what are you people actually interested in? Reducing abortions or obsessing over the bronze-age teachings of an ignorant, misogynistic, male dominated culture?
As far as I'M concerned, the "religious right" would prefer that women return to the state of misery imposed in the 19th century, where they were actually PROPERTY of men, first fathers, then husbands. Some of them actually believe in the whole "cult of true womanhood" 19th-century nonsense, which basically said that women should be content to be wives and mothers and NOTHING more. They can't accept the fact that the dark days of that grim period are GONE, and women DO get to make our own sexual and reproductive choices now. Mississippi is one of the most BACKWARD states in the country on sex education, and so is any state that will only allow that useless "abstinence-ONLY" program in their public schools.