Thursday, October 15, 2015

Missouri GOPer Suggests Legislation to Force PP To Build Vietnam Type Memorial For Aborted Fetuses...

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Missouri Republican state Rep. Rick Brattin this week called for legislation that would force Planned Parenthood to build a memorial to aborted fetuses.

On Wednesday, Missouri’s House committees on Children and Families and Ways and Means brainstormed new restrictions on abortion providers in response to videos showing Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue donations.

According to KBIA, the most controversial proposal came from Brattin.

“We have 56 million babies that have been lost in the abortion service and industry,” Brattin opined. “I think maybe requiring that Planned Parenthood set up some type of memorial, like a Vietnam Wall type [memorial].”

The lawmaker added: “I know that sounds crazy, but by state law [fetuses are] given human status, so should there be a human memorial attached to that human life?”

Creative GOPism at work. You just can't make this stuff up. It takes a GOPer or a fundamentalist to come up with something like this.

Other ideas included random inspections of abortion clinics, and “tracking” of donated fetal tissue.

State Rep. Diane Franklin (R) argued that pathologists should be required to notify authorities “if they receive one of the aborted babies and there is something that should be there that’s not there.”

“Then we need someone at the Department [of Health] that is paying attention that it is flagged, so we can go back, trace it right back, just like you’d trace a package from Amazon, ‘my package has gone missing,’ and be able to identify what happened,” she said.

Before Democrats walked out of the meeting in protest, state Rep. Stacey Newman (D) accused Republicans of leading “a witch hunt hearing, in terms of trying to find some type of legislation for the majority to file next year, which we know is a presidential election year.”

Brattin, however, insisted that it was “absolutely not a witch hunt.”

“We are fighting for human life. These pieces of fetal tissue are being sold on the black market,” he remarked.

Irrespective of Brattin's insistence that it isn't a witch hunt the greater likelihood is that it is indeed a witch hunt. Upping the ante in the game to shutdown Planned Parenthood.

The Republican lawmaker came under fire last year after sponsoring a bill that would have required pregnant women to get the permission of fathers before getting an abortion.

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Via: Memeorandum

9 comments:

  1. Oh god, how can people vote for politicians who are so stupid!?!

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  2. I don't know Jerry. Relative youth could explain it as youth is often naive. But I don't believe that is the case here.

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  3. In a note related to PP, here's what a GOP leader of the defund PP movement had to say about why PP had to be refunded...

    “I say even if Planned Parenthood didn’t perform one single abortion, just the mere fact that its sexual ethic is corrupted means right there, should be the reason right there, that they should not receive any federal money,” Miller argued. “The kind of sexual ethic that Planned Parenthood promotes is sex for recreation, sex for mere pleasure.”

    So we have anti PP leaders openly saying they don't believe people should have sec solely for pleasure. It doesn't get more fundamental than that.

    And unlike the Smut Hut, I provide links and attribution... The article is from Salon...

    http://www.salon.com/2015/10/15/the_shocking_new_right_wing_revolt_how_conservatives_anti_choicers_and_white_supremacists_turned_on_political_correctness/

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  4. Dave, of course the article you linked-to is an opinion piece but there is a great deal of truth in it. I might have phrased some things differently had I wrote it but the basic truth is definitely there.

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  5. RN, youth is often idealistic in addition to naive. That idealism leads them to be more liberal than conservative which is one of the reasons they are more democratic than republican.

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  6. Yes, youth is often idealistic as well as naive. Which is why many start out in youth as an idealistic (and naive) sort and as they mature become more conservative, which of course is the path taken by your blog host.

    In my view the tea party neo con religionist fundamentalists pushed the GOP to the point of irrationality bordering on complete absurdity. Which is why the GOP has, and will continue to lose supporters. They simply do not represent the future nor do they represent the majority of the electorate.

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  7. Also as people get older they often become more resistant to change.

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  8. Yes of course. Some do, others do not. And sometimes it is difficult to tell who is and who is not.. Perception is ones reality. Is it not? Yet perception is often not actual reality.

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  9. "Yet perception is often not actual reality."

    True. That's one reason why eye witnesses are so unreliable.

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