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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!