As Mel Brooks sang in The Producers, "If you got it, flaunt it". The radical right wing of the Republican Party (which these days is most of the Republican Party) did that over and over in two hearings on HR #3 and HR #358, which attack reproductive rights. In their usual way, they were all smarmily singing loudly and from the same page.
What did they flaunt? They revealed how they plan to undo Roe v. Wade. They made it clear what weapon they plan to use and in what arena, which we, the pro-choice movement, have for too long abandoned. All the weapons they need are there, and we left them there for the right to pick up and use to beat us up.
The visible weapons are
THE HYDE AMENDMENT.
LEGISLATION REMOVING FEDERAL FUNDS.
The "hiding in plain sight" weapons are
THE "LET WOMEN DIE" PROVISIONS;
THE ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS;
INJUNCTIONS STOPPING ANY AND ALL FEDERAL FUNDS TO ANY AND ALL STATES, CITIES PROGRAMS OR AGENCIES.
They will attempt to first eliminate every women's access to abortion while also beginning their assault on all Americans' access to birth control. Yes indeedy, birth control is now in the crosshairs!! Certainly, that is what the Pence bill defunding Planned Parenthood is all about. Title X funding disburses money for women's health in general - pap smears, mammograms. And yes, that includes birth control or family planning, something that is now bizarrely controversial. Basically, health care for millions and millions of women.
But they do not plan on stopping there. The theory is throw as many bills against the wall as possible, with a lot of similar and dangerous elements. Then watch which elements they attach to which bill as they try through a variety of legislative maneuvers to paint the Senate into a corner, while the President keeps silent. To these extremists Republicans, his present silence means consent. That is certainly how they will propagandize it.