Recent Article on Insane Legislation

(via www.deathandtaxesmag.com)

“Georgia’s newest bat-shit crazy anti-women’s health bill that suggests the death penalty for women who have abortions will never become law. It will however, continue to waste lawmakers’ time and divert us from bills that are passable and potentially harmful.

The bill, presented by GA state Rep. Bobby Franklin—whose past suggestions include the bill that tried to change “victims” of rape and domestic violence into “accusers”—states that abortions and miscarriages caused by “human involvement” would be a felony that would be punishable by life in prison or death. The bill is amazingly offensive for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the clause about miscarriages—an extremely common, traumatic event that is not fully understood by medical professionals.

This isn’t the first amazingly offensive anti-women’s health bill this year. South Dakota considered a law that will expand “justified homicide” to make it possible to legally murder abortion doctors, and the GOP’s hotly debated Rape vs. Rape-Rape bill sought to redefine rape so that federal funds could only cover victims of “forcible rape.” It was quickly abandoned.

None of these crazy-ass bills will pass—all they’ll do is make the same divisive points about when life begins, offend thousands of women who can’t believe they’re still fighting this battle, and influence teeny-boppers like Justin Bieber and Kanye West to make confusing, poorly-conceived comments about reproductive health.

The problem with these right field bills is twofold. First, they’re a massive waste of time for our lawmakers who are extremely busy with much more pressing matters like trying to balance the budget, uphold universal healthcare and secure equal rights for gays.

Second, they’re a red herring for real bills that actually do have an impact on women’s health, like the GOP’s initiative to cut funding for Planned Parenthood. They also divert attention from laws like the one in Kentucky that requires doctors to give ultrasounds one hour before administering an abortion, forcing women to either watch or hear a verbal description of the ultrasound—a procedure which is tantamount to torture.

Abortion is a divisive, emotional issue. These bills, which are insane, are a waste of everyone’s time and they divert the public’s attention from bills that are actually passable as opposed to culture-war fueling nonsense.”

What do you think? I guess this post hints at mine.

Cheers (I guess),
Eric

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