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It seems an Iowan State Senator – yes from the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Rob Bacon and eight equally wing-nut conservative fellows have decided to introduce legislation that would redefine murder, and 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.”
When asked why he would introduce something so idiotic in the 21st Century, Bacon replied, “It’s to protect the life of the unborn; there’s still some of us that believe life begins at conception.”
Essentially Bacon’s bill would make the constitutionally protected right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy illegal.
Bacon said his bill was needed to refocus the party, “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.”
This is the new GOTP – the modern Republican Party – and it’s not the face of America. It’s the face of fanatical uber-conservative white so-called “Christianity”. It’s the face of an angry, frustrated group which doesn’t love the Constitution and which doesn’t respect the rights of women. Please, by all means, continue introducing this type of nonsense; eventually you’ll legislate your party into historical footnote status.
According to news reports, an incredibly obtuse Republican lawmaker in New Mexico has introduced a bill legally requiring rape victims to carry their pregnancies to term in order to use the fetus as evidence for a sexual assault trial.
House Bill 206, is the brain child of state Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R), and would charge a rape victim who ended her pregnancy with a third-degree felony for “tampering with evidence.”
“Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime,” the bill says, and third-degree felonies in New Mexico carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.
The bill’s unlikely to pass though since Democrats have a majority in both chambers of New Mexico’s state legislature.
Brown claims she introduced the bill with the goal of punishing the person who commits incest or rape and then obtains or facilitates an abortion to destroy the evidence of the crime.
Really, the baby’s going to be the only evidence of the rape? How about a rape kit used collect DNA evidence? Are you really this ignorant? Are you this arrogant?
“New Mexico needs to strengthen its laws to deter sex offenders,” said Brown. “By adding this law in New Mexico, we can help to protect women across our state.”
Wow, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) types have used tortured logic before in order to inflict additional harm upon rape victims – enforced vaginal probes, trying to define “legitimate” rape as well as claiming a woman’s body can prevent a pregnancy if she’s raped – but none has gone this far. Brown appears to be another unthinking right-wing zealot who will do whatever she can to impose her views; she serves as a member of the board of Carlsbad’s Right to Life chapter, and she’s also fond of posting pictures to her Facebook page from the Life’s Issues Institute such as the following:
Brown’s now attempting to backtrack claiming the bill, as introduced, was a misprint. Wanting to charge a rape victim with a third degree felony if she gets an abortion isn’t misprinting Representative, it’s a deliberate attempt to force your myopic Christianity upon everyone else. Thank God the Constitution provides for a separation of Church and State to protect my daughters and granddaughters, my nieces and friends from the likes of good god-fearing Christians like you.
Don’t preach of Christ while standing against what He taught.
I’m tired of the self-righteousness from those who scream about defending the fetus, but who whine about paying for programs to prevent unwanted pregnancies or to bless those same children with healthcare.
I’m tired of those who will do all they can to protect the rights of the unborn, but who refuse to protect the rights of children.
I’m tired of those who bemoan that prayer was taken out schools, but who support cutting school lunches for the poor and the needy.
I’m tired of those who speak of America being founded on “Judeo-Christian” values, but who build fences to keep out the “tired”, the “poor”, the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free”.
I’m tired of those who will decry Shariah Law, but who force their myopic religious teachings into our public schools.
I’m tired of those who proclaim religious freedom, but who practice their intolerance as they denounce the building of Mosques in their towns.
I’m tired of those who preach of “family values” and that we’re all sons and daughters of God, but who lust for war and who support the torture of prisoners.
I’m tired of those who claim there’s too much hatred and violence in movies and video games, but who compare the President to Adolf Hitler, while carrying their assault rifles.
Back in August – an eternity ago in political world – Republican Tea Party (GOTP) vice presidential wannabe Paul Ryan gave an interview to WJHL-TV in Johnson City, TN, where he defended his position there should be no excuses for abortion, actually referring to rape as a “method of conception.”
EXCUSE ME?! RAPE IS NOW A “METHOD OF CONCEPTION”?! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR BLOODY MIND!? While rape may resort in conception – unless you’re Todd Akin – it’s nowhere remotely close to love-making, you know love-making, as in the legitimate way of conceiving a child where two consenting adults copulate, or “make love”?
As the father of two daughters, and a father-in-law, I can’t conceive of the world these conservative troglodytes live in; RAPE is RAPE! This isn’t rocket science! Akin, Mourdock and Ryan are idiots, morons and imbeciles, and have no business being involved in politics and in making decisions regarding women’s bodies. How is it possible any educated woman, no cross that, any woman could vote for these guys? Welcome to the brave new world of today’s Republican Tea Party!
Republican Tea Party (GOTP) U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s declared he opposes aborting pregnancies conceived in rape because “it is something that God intended to happen.”
Mourdock’s astounding assertion came during a debate against Democratic opponent Congressman Joe Donnelly in their final Senate race showdown, a questioner asked them and Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning to explain their views on abortion.
All three said they were anti-abortion. But Mourdock went further, “The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” he said. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
While his campaign issued a statement allegedly claiming GOTP presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney disagrees with Mourdock’s comments, and they don’t reflect his views, Romney has yet to comment.
Mourdock later tried to clarify his comments, saying God does not intend sexual assaults.
“God creates life, and that was my point,” he mewed in a statement. “God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick.”
“Richard Mourdock’s disturbing comment about rape is a window into Mourdock’s extreme view of the world,” said Shripal Shah, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “Indiana can’t afford to send a self-proclaimed ‘zealot’ and Tea Partier like Richard Mourdock to the Senate.”
It’s fascinating how often GOTP candidates have stepped all over themselves – especially this year – regarding abortion and rape. It’s equally fascinating how quickly they feel they need to “clarify” statements like, “I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” There’s no way to clarify that, it’s pretty clear, Mourdock’s an idiot. Hopefully these types of extremists will soon be sent packing and the Tea Party will be relegated to the dust bin of political history it belongs.
Huffington Post is reporting that while Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s past support for abortion rights and state-funded family planning, especially during his Senate run in 1994 against Ted Kennedy, is well known his support has lasted longer, and goes deeper, than many may assume.
Reportedly, during Mittens’ 2002 gubernatorial campaign, he sought the endorsement of Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts by filling out a questionnaire making his continued and unwavering support clear. The document was first circulated in 2007, but is now taking on new relevance as Romney tries to pull a bait and switch on his opposition to abortion rights and government-funded family planning.
Kind of stinks when you’re sucking up to the uber-conservative Tea Party claiming to be one thing, but your record clearly disagrees doesn’t it?
Mittens previously pledged his support for Roe v. Wade, for laws protecting the safety of abortion clinics, for increased access to the morning-after pill and for late-term abortions when the mother’s health is at risk, as well as supporting the “state funding of abortion services through Medicaid for low-income women.”
Romney’s openly expressed support for Medicaid-funded abortions in 2002, seeking Planned Parenthood’s endorsement, attending a Planned Parenthood fundraising event and now pledging to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood and the Title X federal family planning program represents a fairly dramatic change of positions.
“Governor Romney simply does not believe that federal taxpayer dollars should be used to fund groups that provide abortions or abortion-related services,” the Romney campaign said on Wednesday. “This is particularly so during a time of massive budget deficits and out-of-control spending.”
No, Governor Romney is a charlatan; he wants to change his stripes to fit his audience, and currently is audience believes in zero tolerance for abortions, and magically, now so does Mittens.
Mitten’s flip-flopping on almost each and every issue he addressed in the 2002 questionnaire is now common place for the former governor; but it’s not surprising, it began in 2005, when he broke his promise to increase access to emergency contraception by vetoing a bill in Massachusetts that would have done that. He said in 2002 he’d support “partial-birth” abortions in cases where the mother’s health was at risk, and then he recently told Fox News he’d “absolutely” support a constitutional amendment defining life as beginning at conception.
Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told Politico that Mittens supports “a Human Life Amendment overturning Roe vs. Wade and sending the issue back to the states”.
Romney is not a man of integrity, he’s the classic politician doing whatever, and saying whatever it takes to win nominations and then trying to win elections. He’s a flip-flopper at best and an untrustworthy liar at worse – I think he’s the latter.
The Huffington Post is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wanabee worse than anyone else Michele “Krazy” Bachmann, who in early October introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would force women to listen to the fetal heartbeat before having an abortion, made the surprising comment in Iowa recently that abortion bans should be left up to the states.
“I think that’s referring to late-term abortion, and I think that’s something that most people find anathema, and they would prefer to see it outlawed,” she told the Iowa Republican in response to a question about abortion bans. “That’s a state issue, and so it’s up to the people of Iowa to decide what they want to do.”
It appears that along with her high heel induced migraines she may also be suffering from short term memory loss, not more than a week later, Krazy denied ever having had the conversation, despite the video of her comments that was posted online.
“I don’t think I ever said that, that a late-term abortion ban is a state issue,” Bachmann told blogger Shane Vander Hart in a phone interview on Saturday. “I don’t ever recall anything about that. I don’t recall a question about that. I’ve always been absolutely unequivocal about [abortion being a federal issue]. They should contact the campaign before they post something like that, because that is not true.”
Krazy seems to be reeling from some sort of out of body experience – perhaps she’s feeling Herman Cain’s pain after his recent gaffe about abortion not being a government issue. But Bachmann – unlike Cain – told the blogger, she’s strong, consistent and decisive on pro-life matters.
Voters “get an idea of the person, and then they pull back the layers,” she told Vander Hart. “Then they find out another candidate really isn’t pro-life. The more people find out where the candidates truly are standing, the more I’m confident that people will choose me as their nominee.”
This is the problem with Michele Bachmann, as it was for Sarah Palin and many GOTP political types; she spews out whatever she thinks the current listener wants to hear, and then moves on oblivious to the fact in today’s modern world of technology someone might have taped the conversation. Krazy’s grasping at whatever straws she can find to keep her name out there for the uber-conservative evangelical vote, she just won’t admit that she’s done – she’s the Ross Perot of this campaign, and when she can’t win the GOTP nomination she’ll be the one who’ll most likely try a third party run.