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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:13 AM

It's not just Akin

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Rick Scott
Rick Scott Signed Legislation Forcing Women To Undergo An Ultrasound Before An Abortion. According to the Tampa Bay Times, “Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday hosted a celebration of the four new laws intended to limit access to abortion…Lawmakers passed five abortion-related bills in the 2011 session. One requires women to receive an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion and be offered the opportunity to have it described to her…Asked what his response it to those who say the laws limit choice for women, Gov. Scott referred to the ultrasound bill, passed by a previous Legislature but vetoed by then Gov. Charlie Crist. ‘You should have the opportunity to see an ultrasound of your child,’ Scott said. ‘It’s your choice. You don’t have to. This creates choice. I think it’s very positive.’” [Tampa Bay Times, 7/30/11]

Gary Miller
Miller Co-Sponsored Controversial Bill That Only Provided Abortion Funding For Victims Of “Forcible Rape,” Implying That Some Rapes Were Not “Forcible.” On January 20, 2011, Grimm signed on as a cosponsor to HR 3, a bill to prohibit the use of federal funds for abortion-related services. One provision of the bill altered the exception in federal law that allowed for Medicaid funds to pay for abortions resulting from rape. Instead, the bill redefined the exception by prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services in all instances except cases of “forcible rape,” rather than simply rape. This altered language endangered federal assistance for abortion services in a number of rape situations, such as statutory rape, that might have failed to meet the threshold of “forcible rape.” According to Think Progress, “Last year, Akin joined with GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as two of the original co-sponsors of the ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,’ a bill which, among other things, introduced the country to the bizarre term ‘forcible rape.’ Federal law prevents federal Medicaid funds and similar programs from paying for abortions. Yet the law also contains an exception for women who are raped. The bill Akin and Ryan cosponsored would have narrowed this exception, providing that only pregnancies arising from ‘forcible rape’ may be terminated. Because the primary target of Akin and Ryan’s effort are Medicaid recipients — patients who are unlikely to be able to afford an abortion absent Medicaid funding — the likely impact of this bill would have been forcing many rape survivors to carry their rapist’s baby to term.” The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2011, with Bachmann voting in favor, but no subsequent action was taken in the Senate. [HR 3, 1/20/11; Think Progress, 8/19/12]

Michele Bachmann
Bachmann Co-Sponsored Controversial Bill That Only Provided Abortion Funding For Victims Of “Forcible Rape,” Implying That Some Rapes Were Not “Forcible.” On January 20, 2011, Bachmann signed on as a cosponsor to HR 3, a bill to prohibit the use of federal funds for abortion-related services. One provision of the bill altered the exception in federal law that allowed for Medicaid funds to pay for abortions resulting from rape. Instead, the bill redefined the exception by prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortion services in all instances except cases of “forcible rape,” rather than simply rape. This altered language endangered federal assistance for abortion services in a number of rape situations, such as statutory rape, that might have failed to meet the threshold of “forcible rape.” According to Think Progress, “Last year, Akin joined with GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as two of the original co-sponsors of the ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,’ a bill which, among other things, introduced the country to the bizarre term ‘forcible rape.’ Federal law prevents federal Medicaid funds and similar programs from paying for abortions. Yet the law also contains an exception for women who are raped. The bill Akin and Ryan cosponsored would have narrowed this exception, providing that only pregnancies arising from ‘forcible rape’ may be terminated. Because the primary target of Akin and Ryan’s effort are Medicaid recipients — patients who are unlikely to be able to afford an abortion absent Medicaid funding — the likely impact of this bill would have been forcing many rape survivors to carry their rapist’s baby to term.” The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2011, with Bachmann voting in favor, but no subsequent action was taken in the Senate. [HR 3, 1/20/11; Think Progress, 8/19/12]

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Jamaal510 Sep 2013 OP
Cryptoad Sep 2013 #1
Jim Lane Sep 2013 #7
Half-Century Man Sep 2013 #2
Scurrilous Sep 2013 #3
HappyMe Sep 2013 #4
whttevrr Sep 2013 #5
whttevrr Sep 2013 #6

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:27 AM

1. Has anybody heard how the GOP's war on Women is coming along??????

K&R

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:08 PM

7. Better than our War on Christmas, that's for sure.

 

They've achieved some successes, such as compulsory ultrasounds. The good news is that there seems to be at least something of a backlash against their craziness and viciousness.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:31 AM

2. Well, aren't you parasites benevolent?

All it costs for permission to use health insurance as you need is an severe ass kicking?
Now, I'm positive your souls smell like fetid meat.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:14 AM

3. K & R

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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:16 AM

4. k&r

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:49 AM

5. Crazy...

Mark Obenshain

Obenshain Wrote Legislation Requiring Women To Report Miscarriages To The Police And To Not “Dispose Of Any Remains” Without Permission– Women Refusing Would Face Criminal Prosecution.


In 2009, Sen. Mark Obenshain introduced legislation that would require women to report miscarriages to the police within 24 hours or face a Class 1 misdemeanor. According to the Virginia Legislative Information System, the bill “Requires that when a fetal death occurs without medical attendance upon the mother at or after the delivery or abortion, the mother or someone acting on her behalf, within 24 hours, report the fetal death, location of the remains, and identity of the mother to the local or state police or sheriff’s department of the city or county where the fetal death occurred. The bill also specifies that no one shall remove, destroy, or otherwise dispose of any remains without the express authorization of law-enforcement officials or the medical examiner, and that a violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.” [SB 962, 2009]

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Response to whttevrr (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:50 AM

6. I clicked on his pic because he looked like someone Dexter would be concerned about.

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