Posted by: ST on February 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm
A pure and simple truth from Don Surber, in response to yet another ridiculous attempt by a “feminist” politicos at “gender equality” when it comes to “invasive medical procedures” mandated by government – usually all related to aborting an unborn child, of course. Story via the Florida Times-Union:
ATLANTA – Democrats in the [Georgia] legislature plan to show their disagreement with an anti-abortion bill by holding a hearing today on their own “anti-vasectomy bill.”
The press release from the House Democratic Caucus said the goal is to show what they call hypocrisy of a mostly male legislature passing a law on women’s reproduction.
Tuesday’s news release announcing it included an apparent tongue-in-cheek comment.
“Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” said Rep. Yasmin Neal, D-Riverdale, author of the Democrats’ bill. “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”
Rep. Doug McKillip’s proposal, House Bill 954, seeks to outlaw abortions after the stage of development at which the fetus can sense pain. He said current research pegs that point at 20 weeks after conception, seven weeks shorter than the cutoff for abortion on demand set by the 1973 Roe v Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
McKillip, an Athens Republican, was not amused when he was asked about the Democrats’ stunt.
“I think it’s disappointing that they would make light of something as important as protecting life,” he said. “It’s just not a joking matter, and it’s a time for serious issues and serious discussion.”
And isn’t it the height of stupidity to try and suggest that an attempt to pass HB 954 is “hypocrisy” because it’s being done “by a mostly male legislature” – as IF THAT SHOULD EVEN MATTER? Of course, if the “mostly male” state legislature was trying to pass a bill making abortion MORE accessible, their sex wouldn’t matter and their opinions would be held in the absolute highest regard. In reality, all the GA Democrats have done in this instance is just to how how INTOLERANT they are of opinions that are different from their own. And don’t even get me started on the undercurrent of philosophical sexism at play here.
Feminists. They truly make me ill. Now excuse me while I go gulp down a couple of Extra Strength Tylenol and try to forget for five minutes about all the vile, selfish pro-aborts we have in this country.