More on Bobby Franklin

A while back, I asked why Georgia legislator Bobby Franklin hates women.
Religion Dispatches reports here‘s that Franklin is a Christian reconstructionist, the far right wing of Christianity that wants government built along Biblical, Christian supremacist lines. Which would explain why he can simultaneously find requiring licenses of drivers intrusive, yet think it perfectly fine for the state to investigate miscarriages.
The article points out that the miscarriage bill specifically states that miscarriages are homicide “so long as there is no human involvement whatsoever in the causation of such event.” An alarmingly vague phrase—could a woman who drinks while pregnant, or gets a miscarriage as a result of her work, qualify?
The way the country is currently swinging, I fear we’ll see more of these extremists in office in the next few years.

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