“I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive,” Martin wrote. “However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.”
Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin (R)
“Today is Martin Luther King Day. Martin Luther King did a lot to help us as we struggled with racial equality and justice, friendship and kindness between the races, and we celebrate that achievement. What I want to say to you today is, I too have a dream.”
“When we consider the 55 million unborn children that have been killed in this land since 1973, I too have a dream. When we consider that one-third of the generation since 1973 is not with us because of abortion, I have a dream. And what it is? I have a dream that one day each and every unborn baby created in the image of God will enjoy the same constitutional protections that you and I receive.”
–Richard Cash, who is one of the many Teabaggers challenging Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase in South Carolina
“I would suggest that it is very much the case that those of us in the majority support this legislation because it is the morally right thing to do, but it is also very very true that having a growing population and having new children brought into the world is not harmful to job creation. It very much promotes job creation for all the care and services and so on that need to be provided by a lot of people to raise children.”
–Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Judiciary Committee Chairman, opining that legislating against Choice does, in fact, create jobs.
…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.