Thursday, February 24, 2011

Remember, They're Only Kidding

Haha, good one!

...Under Rep. Franklin's bill, HB 1, women who miscarry could become felons if they cannot prove that there was "no human involvement whatsoever in the causation" of their miscarriage. There is no clarification of what "human involvement" means, and this is hugely problematic as medical doctors do not know exactly what causes miscarriages. Miscarriages are estimated to terminate up to a quarter of all pregnancies and the Mayo Clinic says that "the actual number is probably much higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn't even know she's pregnant. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus isn't developing normally."
This one probably falls under the self-parody category. "You think our opposition to abortion goes to far? Check THIS out! We'll jail a quarter of all women! (snort)"

Don't worry, they wouldn't have introuduced it if they thought it could become a law. Remember, they don't want to make laws. They want to make jokes!

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