Well, it’s come to this: According to State Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R – Satan’s Hollow MO) women are like cars that you need to drive, or something. See if you can figure out his Todd Akin-like thinking:
A Republican lawmaker in Missouri who is sponsoring a bill that would mandate women seeking an abortion undergo an ultrasound and wait three days for the procedure defended his measure Tuesday, suggesting a woman getting an abortion should treat it with the same deliberation as shopping for cars or carpeting.
“I have to look at it, get information about it, maybe drive it, you know, a lot of different things. Check prices,” he said, according to video recorded by Progress Missouri. “There’s lots of things that I do putting into a decision. Whether that’s a car, whether that’s a house, whether that’s any major decision that I put in my life. Even carpeting.”
“I was faced with a decision that I didn’t have very much information that I knew about,” he added. “So I wanted to be as informed as possible, and that’s what this bill is. Giving them as much information as possible.”
Dames cannot take a joke. Ok, that didn’t go down well with the Skirts:
“Are you equating that with a medical decision?” [State Rep. Stacey Newman (D)] asked Gatschenberger.
“No–” Gatschenberger said.
“That was your analogy, and that was extremely offense to every single woman in this hearing, representative,” Newman said. “Your comments were extremely offensive to every single woman sitting in here, whether they’re pregnant or whether they’re not. I want to point that out, because that kind of attitude is demeaning to women, regardless of what they decide to do.”
“That was not the intention. I apologize for that,” Gatschenberger responded.
But Gatschenberger was pressing Newman to reconsider the bill seconds later.
“I’m just saying this is a life-ending decision,” he said. “You should think about it.”
“I can offer you reasonable terms, and this baby’s got low mileage,” Gatschenberger did not add, while not kicking the tires.