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(Dis-)Honest Propaganda for a Modern World Harking for an Old, and Otherworldly, One

2022-12-08

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/02/01

If you want to restrict the fundamental human rights of women, then you have to do this within a context of ruining many of their lives, livelihoods, and futures as well; and if you want to do this with a religious (read: political) motivation, then the first step is a misinformation campaign spread through the land with the appointment of a judge setting the Supreme Court of the United States to a safe temperature for fundamentalist religious causes.

The Hill reported on the financing of an anti-abortion film. As an important adjunct to the entire conversation here: with some knowledge of the statistics from reliable and unbiased organizations, and of rights from the United Nations and mainstream rights organizations, legal, safe, and equitable access to abortion reduces the number of abortions, complications from abortions, and respects the personal bodily autonomy of women and who get them.

The CEO of MyPillow, who support President Donald Trump in the United States, funded an anti-abortion film. That is to say, based on well-known information and rights known about outside of the public relations of the American media system, there is support for anti-abortion films, which, if taken seriously by individual women, will, by implication, be more likely to induce more pain, suffering, and despair than otherwise — on average, even though some individual stories may abound expressing no regret. Individual stories are not necessarily the point where the statistics tell an entirely different story.

Now, the film is reported to be distributed on a national level through a Christian movie studio. Of course, it is not stated, explicitly, the brand of movie studio, in terms of the sect of Christianity. The film is called Unplanned with a premise of a young woman who resigns from a Planned Parenthood clinic in order to renounce any practice of abortion with the Chuck Konzelman of the Hollywood Report, on Pure Flix Studios, stating, “We had other offers but felt they would be our strongest partner because of the great success we’ve had together in the past.”

The trailer for the movie — part of a genre in the secular community, or some of the a-religious community, known as God-Awful Movies, not bad — apparently, described Planned Parenthood as if a juggernaut, as “one of the most powerful organizations on the planet.”

The script for the God awful film was written, by the account in the article, by those who had written the scripts for the films God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2. Within this newer genre, the extension from assertions of Christianity’s God active in the world into reproductive rights continues to orient the religious right in America further into its own perceived culture war and political struggle.

By logical implication of a religious struggle into the arena of rights restrictions on women through culture and politics, this defines the basis of theocracy.

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In-Sight Publishing by Scott Douglas Jacobsen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at www.in-sightpublishing.com.

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