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Because oppression or something!
— Rep. Stacey Newman (@staceynewman) March 11, 2014
Per Twitchy Team, Rep. Newman was on the floor of the Missouri House today to argue for “reproductive justice” or whatever. The bill she proposed ultimately failed on a party line vote in committee, so thankfully she’s got the warm and fuzzy … uh, crocheted item to console her at her work station where presumably she tries to conduct the people’s business when not acting like a complete imbecile.
Duane Lester at The Missouri Torch blog notes this isn’t the first stunt an elected Democrat at the state level in Missouri has pulled in regards to allegedly trying to “protect women’s health”:
It goes right along with Sen. Jamilah Nasheed saying on the Senate floor that government needed to stay out of her “va-jay-jay.”
One side is debating an issue of life and death. The other is bringing knit vaginas and street slang.
It’s all about deflection, folks. If “feminists” can keep you talking about “va-jay-jays” and crocheted uteri then they don’t have to address the much more serious issue at hand: The life or death of a developing unborn child which, if you think about it, could also be classified as a major women’s issue considering the millions unborn girls who have been aborted in this country since Roe v. Wade, and considering the appalling practice of sex selective abortions in countries like China and India where women are forced to abort their unborn babies if they happen to be girls – a despicable, immoral practice that may be gaining traction in the UK as well.
By why let the facts get in the way here? Please do continue on, liberal women, and keep demonstrating why high drama, deliberate demagoguery, and cutesy stunts are a poor substitute for serious policy debate. Dum dums.