…ends at birth:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday introduced legislation that would ban abortions nationwide for women more than 20 weeks pregnant, the senator’s office announced.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act draws on scientific evidence that says an unborn child can feel pain, according to Graham’s office. The legislation would make it illegal for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion after 20 weeks, or six months, of pregnancy and would mandate a determination of the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child prior to any abortion operation.
Introduced by Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase, who doesn’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ no babies, is participating in his first three-way, um, primary for the GOP nomination. He’s gotta butch it up for the rubes back in the seething hotbed of unbridled lust that is South Carolina.
“This is a debate worthy of a great democracy. When do you become you? At 20 weeks of a pregnancy, what is the proper role of the government in protecting that child?”
We’ve had that debate, Huckleberry. It is settled law.
On Saturday the saddest woman in North America, Anita Perry (wife of Theocrat-Secessionist nitwit Texas Gov. Rick Perry who does not believe in abortions even in cases of rape, incest or where childbirth threatens the life of the mother) voiced her support for a woman’s right to choose.
Today, Rick tells us that she misspoke:
“From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it.”
Anita Perry was nowhere to be seen, as there must have been a kitchen someplace where she is hog-tied to the range.
I think everyone was amazed when the crazeee state of North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory offered chocolate chip cookies to women protesters outside his mansio. The women (and men) gathered were protesting against SB 353, a bill restricting abortion that McCrory signed into law on Monday.
“McCrory was flanked by four security guards when he passed off the treats to Chapel Hill resident Jamie Sohn, who says he told her, “These are for you. God bless you, God bless you, God bless you.” Protesters responded by slipping a note under the mansion’s gate: “We want women’s health care, not cookies.” Was it a peace offering? A suggestion that the protesters looked hungry? A joke about women baking? Voodoo? Everyone’s a little confused. McCrory has denied protesters’ requests to meet with him about the law.”
I hope that after he offered to serve them his cookies, they offered to serve him his nuts.
In the late hours Friday night, the Texas legislature passed HB2, the bill that effectively closes most abortion clinics in the state and severely limits the right and access to safe, legal abortion for Texas women. The vote was almost exclusively along party lines.
More than 2000 demonstrator protested the bill, and the state troopers forcibly removed 6 people from the chambers for disrupting the proceedings.
Democrats have vowed to continue the fight:
“All they have done is built a committed group of people across this state who are outraged about the treatment of women and the lengths to which this Legislature will go to take women’s health care away,” said Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Gov. Anne Richards and president of Planned Parenthood.
Texas approves sweeping abortion restrictions
The Xristian Xrazies in that state are now empowered. I wonder which Biblical laws they will want enacted next?
Questions best left unasked
That frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter, former Senator Rick Santorum has decided to parachute himself into the media drama of the legislative fight in Austin Texas over restricting access to abortion.
It’s not like anyone in the US doesn’t know where Cardinal Frothy stands on the issue (at your cervix). Is there any new insight that Santorum can offer (no)? It’s just more grandstanding from a theocrat who thinks that women are to blame for humanity being kicked out of the Garden of Eden, which I think is the worst kind of misogyny.
From The Hill:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will serve as the lead sponsor of a Senate bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to reports Tuesday.
The bill mirrors controversial legislation currently being debated in the Texas state legislature, which has drawn a 13-hour protest from Democrats there and thousands of abortion-rights protestors to Austin. A similar bill passed the U.S. House last month.
So again, I have to ask: How’s that rebranding working for ya, GOP?
“The incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
–Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), whose measure banning abortions after 20 weeks was being considered in the House Judiciary Committee.