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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:26 PM
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Georgia Bill Would Allow Wrongful Death Suits on Behalf of Fetuses

http://www.thenation.com/blog/159260/georgia-bill-would-allow-wrongful-death-suits-behalf-fetuses

Sharon Lerner
March 16, 2011



As Georgias House minority leader, Abrams is one of the few things standing between the women of Georgia and some of the strangest and most awful antiabortion laws weve ever seen. Happily, shes also the smartest person in the Georgia legislature, according Leola Reis, vice president for external affairs at Planned Parenthood Southeast in Atlanta. Since shes been in office, shes been quick and vocal in explaining how a string of proposed abortion restrictions would affect women.

Abrams has her hands full. Especially today, which is crossover day, the last day a bill can move from either the Georgia House or Senate into the other chamber. From the way Georgia political veterans tell it, anything can happen. I believe them.

After all, the state has already brought us a bill that would allow women who miscarry to be prosecuted. Under that gem, sponsored by Rev. Bobby Franklin, women who have miscarriages and are unable to prove there was no human involvement could face felony charges and life in prison.

The only comfort I have in thinking about this ridiculous provision is that, were it to ever become law, Im pretty sure the woman I know who has experienced nine miscarriageseach more devastating than the one before itwould personally track down Franklin and shred him.

The good news is that Franklins proposal, which is blatantly unconstitutional, would outlaw all abortions as well as IVF, and has been proposed to no effect in previous years, has virtually no chance of passing.

FULL story at link.

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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:29 PM
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1. Sounds like an attempt to undo trial lawyers at the same time as abortions.
Neocons often have more than one goal in their actions.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:32 PM
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2. Why do I get a feeling of Taliban Creep in the USA?? Do these
a problem with women?

Or are they running out of red meat for the Pro-Lifers
and they are going looney tunes trying to come up with
something to offer them.
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-11 10:38 PM
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3. How Stupid
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 07:25 AM
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4. unblock bill would allow wrongful death suits against republicans who cut budgets for the poor
while giving tax cuts for the rich.



i know, i know. no chance of passing. not because my proposal protects people who are already living, but because it protects people who are more likely to be democrats.
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