Apparently, it's Abortion Week for the Rethuglicans
House Republicans on Tuesday make their most concerted effort of the
year to change federal abortion law with legislation that would ban
almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
The "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," expected to pass by a
comfortable margin late Tuesday, would be a direct challenge to the
1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortions up to
the time a fetus becomes viable. Fetal viability is generally considered
to be at least 24 weeks into the pregnancy.
Did the bill pass the House? Yes
! Will it see the light of day in the Senate, survive a presidential veto or court challenge? No, no and no! Do House Rethugs give a s**t about equal pay, jobs, or any issues regarding the health and welfare of women and children? Hell no
! So, let's waste everyone's time with more of this posturing for the goobers in your frothing base!
By the by, only after an uproar spurred by remarks from Rethug Rep. Trent "Beans N." Franks
(Misogynist-AZ) did House Rethugs modify this DOA bill to exempt cases of rape and incest (!). Mighty white (male) of them! (Though, we must add that there's at least one Stupid Party female
trying to get in on the week's festivities.)
But that's not all! In order to make his case for the bill, we have Rethuglican/ Stupid Party Rep. Michael Burgess
(Wanker-TX) offering his insights
on fetal pain, thusly:
They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have
their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard
to believe that they could feel pain?
[Errrg! Had to take a shower after reading that! Back to the blog.]
Perhaps Rep. Burgess was engaging in a little projection there, but the introduction of such a godawful thought (into a process that can best be described as legislative wanking
) shows just out of touch and out of the mainstream this collection of loons in the Rethuglican caucus really is, and that they still haven't a clue what the priorities are for women, much less the nation, in two damn thousand thirteen.
Also: how's that Rethuglican rebranding coming along?