Abortion

Senate Republicans Take Time Out of Busy Schedule to Consider an Abortion Bill

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

This is familiar, isn't it?

Senate Republicans apparently have nothing better to do with their time so, naturally, they will hold a hearing today on an anti-abortion bill which they see as a solution for a non-existent problem.

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) aims to penalize doctors who attempt to perform an abortion that is motivated by gender discrimination of a fetus. However, PRENDA is less an actual piece of effective legislation and more a way to perpetuate an entirely false trend — the notion that women are having abortions based on the the sex of their fetus. The bill is rooted in the assumption that Asian American women discriminate against daughters, which causes a disproportionate number of abortions of female fetuses.

This idea is backed by no legitimate studies or data in the United States.

I think we've cracked the code. The way to convince Republicans to pass a nondiscrimination act is by including fetuses.

Unfortunately, the GOP's concern for the welfare of female fetuses does not extend to young girls who've exited the womb or grown women. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's fiscal 2017 budget would cut literally trillions of dollars from programs that help women and children over the next decade.

Republicans believe every woman should be forced to give birth against their will and then be left to fend for themselves.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    “Republicans believe every woman should be forced to give birth against their will and then be left to fend for themselves”.
    Nailed it!!!

  • Aynwrong

    As always, I prefer to let the late, great George Carlin speak for me on this subject. Because he was better at it.

    “Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you’re born, you’re on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re preborn, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked.”

    https://youtu.be/w15OS2PdCKo

  • Victor the Crab

    This idea is backed by no legitimate studies or data in the United States.

    Studies? Data?!! Pfffth!!! Who needs that when good ol’ fear and bullshit will carry you far. AM I RIGHT MY PRETTY WILL BE SLUT WHORES?!![/extreme satire]

  • muselet

    This idea is backed by no legitimate studies or data in the United States. Instead, this idea is illustrated through anecdotes by anti-abortion activists that call this a “civil rights struggle that will define our generation.”

    Ho-hum.

    The plural of “anecdote” is not “data,” and fetus fetishists have been proclaiming themselves to be at the vanguard of the “civil rights struggle that will define our generation” for forty years. Get new shtick.

    Senate Republicans apparently have nothing better to do with their time so, naturally, they will hold a hearing today on an anti-abortion bill which they see as a solution for a non-existent problem.

    Of course. Tackling existent problems takes time and effort, and doesn’t shore up electoral support from an important group.

    –alopecia

  • Supposedly It’s what the sluts deserve. It’d be nice to see some shaming of all those men who helped to make all those fetuses. But who am I kidding. Righties form the core of the patriarchy.

    • muselet

      And once more I quote the estimable Cerberus, at Sadly, No!: “Any woman who votes for the Republican Party for any reason is a fucking moron at this point. I’m sorry ladies, but they couldn’t make it any more obvious that they hate you without being the director from A Serbian Film.”

      –alopecia