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Iowa GOP Bill Defines Abortion As Murder, No Exception For Life Of The Mother

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Iowa Republicans are doing what Republicans do best: attacking the rights of women.

On Wednesday, State Sen. Rob Bacon (R-Scrambled Eggs) and eight very serious Republicans introduced a bill that would address one of the most pressing concerns facing Iowans. No, not job creation or Climate Change or the fragile housing market. No. They’ve taken up the task of redefining murder. According to the Ames Tribune, the bill would “alter the definition of a person in murder cases to “an individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.”

Why?

“It’s to protect the life of the unborn,” Bacon told the Tribune. “There’s still some of us that believe life begins at conception.”

This would make the constitutionally protected right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy illegal. Hormonal birth control that would interfere with the implantation of a fertilized egg would naturally be illegal as well. Bacon and his fellow Republicans, seven of which are, unsurprisingly, men and one, Sandy Salmon, who is conveniently past her child bearing years, are well aware that their bill has no chance of passing but that wasn’t the point:


“I’ve felt long and hard after the last election that we need to change our message. Within our party, we’re going to differ on social issues. One of them is the right to life. There are some who say that we need to ease up on this because it’s not winning us anything. My thought is we can’t let this drop. Even if I’m in here screaming to empty walls, I will always be a voice for the unborn.”

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen the modern Republican Party summed up better than that: “Screaming at empty walls.”

It’s good to see that the GOP is taking the right lessons from the 2012 bloodbath election. The American people just haven’t had enough of the right wing culture war so it only makes sense to go as far to the right as possible. Don’t stop now, Republicans! You’ve got 2014 in the bag!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/08/1185550/-Iowa-Republican-introduces-bill-to-define-abortion-as-murder-just-cause#

by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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lga1965
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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 The Laws at the state level or federal laws should not pertain to personal decisions such as Birth Control and Abortion. I would think that Iowa , a state that made Same Sex marriage LEGAL , would be less judgemental and prejudiced concerning abortion....?

Are they nuts?

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Yup... this will really help to save money in the government

Sick fucks

areid1023
by Silver Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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so much this. thank you.

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

It will never pass. Just because I can't take it seriously doesn't make it less reprehensible.



 my little bug! 11-29-08

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Friggin idiots.
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..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Feb. 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM
And the war on women is totally fictional, right?
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autodidact
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM

but think of all the jobs this will create. I mean, they will need to administer a pregnancy test to any woman wanting to leave the state, to keep their incubators where they can make sure they don't exercise any control over their own bodies. 




Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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Add this state to the growing list of dumbass places not to live.

What in the hell is wrong with the GOP. I really did think they'd learn their lesson.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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Hope they keep this up for another three years. Talk more about legitimate rape and how half the country is mooching off the rest. Oh, and self-deportation, too, that one was great.

*edit for stupid auto-correct


Quoting Momniscient:

Add this state to the growing list of dumbass places not to live.

What in the hell is wrong with the GOP. I really did think they'd learn their lesson.

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