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Author of Texas pro-birther bill argued against prenatal care because “they’re not born yet”

Posted by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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Author of Texas pro-birther bill argued against prenatal care because “they’re not born yet”

July 10, 2013
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The author of the radical anti-choice bill in Texas, State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R), claims to be a protectorate of the unborn, however,  she’s also a very confused woman. Laudenberg said recently that rape kits can ‘clean can clean a woman out’ while comparing them to abortions. In 2007, Laudenberg disregarded health care for an expectant mother saying, “But they’re not born yet.”

Nothing crazy to see here. Move along..

Nothing crazy to see here. Move along..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Huffington Post reports:

But back in 2007, she made the case against treating the unborn as people — 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 Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, a program that helps cover uninsured children in low-income families.

Laubenberg’s 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 — Anchia cited CHIP data from hospitals, Laubenberg alleged it was “misinformation” — Anchia asked if Laubenberg recognized those in-utero babies as people.

“You do know, don’t you, that these are U.S. citizens?” Anchia asked.

“But they’re not born yet,” Laubenberg said.

Her remark confirms what most of us are aware of. The fetus is protected by Republicans until after they’re born then all bets are off.

Anchia said to her, “That’s the whole point, see? You have an anti-life amendment.”

Laubenberg responded saying that “no one is more pro-life” in the House than her, and Anchia’s data was wrong.

Laudenberg appeared rattled and said, “I will be back,. But right now, out of consideration for the body, I will pull this amendment down.”

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by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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by Guerilla Girl on Jul. 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Oh FFS

idunno1234
by Silver Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Its scary to think that there are not only people like this in the general population but that there are enough of them to elect someone like this.

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