The author of the radical anti-choice bill in Texas, State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R), claims to be a protectorate of the unborn, however, sheâs also a very confused woman. Laudenberg said recently that rape kits can âclean can clean a woman outâ while comparing them to abortions. In 2007, Laudenberg disregarded health care for an expectant mother saying, âBut theyâre not born yet.â
The Huffington Post reports:
But back in 2007, she made the case against treating the unborn as people â at least, when it comes to qualifying for health care services.
During a House debate on an appropriations bill that year, Laubenberg, a staunch conservative, put forward an amendment that would require expectant mothers to wait three months before they could begin receiving prenatal and perinatal care under the Childrenâs Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, a program that helps cover uninsured children in low-income families.
Laubenbergâs amendment drew criticism from Democratic Rep. Rafael Anchia, who said the change would mean that more than 95,000 children, in utero, would be kicked out of the CHIP program. As the two sparred over whether that was true â Anchia cited CHIP data from hospitals, Laubenberg alleged it was âmisinformationâ â Anchia asked if Laubenberg recognized those in-utero babies as people.
âYou do know, donât you, that these are U.S. citizens?â Anchia asked.
âBut theyâre not born yet,â Laubenberg said.
Her remark confirms what most of us are aware of. The fetus is protected by Republicans until after theyâre born then all bets are off.
Anchia said to her, âThatâs the whole point, see? You have an anti-life amendment.â
Laubenberg responded saying that âno one is more pro-lifeâ in the House than her, and Anchiaâs data was wrong.
Laudenberg appeared rattled and said, âI will be back,. But right now, out of consideration for the body, I will pull this amendment down.â