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‚Äôs also a very confused woman. Laudenberg said recently that rape kits can ‚Äėclean can clean a woman out‚Äô while comparing them to abortions. In 2007, Laudenberg disregarded health care for an expectant mother saying, ‚ÄúBut they‚Äôre not born yet.‚ÄĚ
The Huffington Post reports:
But back in 2007, she made the case against treating the unborn as people ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, a program that helps cover uninsured children in low-income families.
Laubenberg‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ Anchia cited CHIP data from hospitals, Laubenberg alleged it was ‚Äúmisinformation‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ Anchia asked if Laubenberg recognized those in-utero babies as people.
‚ÄúYou do know, don‚Äôt you, that these are U.S. citizens?‚ÄĚ Anchia asked.
‚ÄúBut they‚Äôre not born yet,‚ÄĚ Laubenberg said.
Her remark confirms what most of us are aware of. The fetus is protected by Republicans until after they‚Äôre born then all bets are off.
Anchia said to her, ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs the whole point, see? You have an anti-life amendment.‚ÄĚ
Laubenberg responded saying that ‚Äúno one is more pro-life‚ÄĚ in the House than her, and Anchia‚Äôs data was wrong.
Laudenberg appeared rattled and said, ‚ÄúI will be back,. But right now, out of consideration for the body, I will pull this amendment down.‚ÄĚ