What a bizarre interview. So, according to Del. “Sideshow Bob” Marshall (R-Mars), his “personhood” bill – HB1 doesn’t really do anything, as it doesn’t outlaw abortion or contraception, even as it clearly says that “unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the Commonwealth.” How does he reconcile those two statements? The only thing he says is that there’s been a “law in Missouri since 1986” and supposedly it hasn’t done much of anything there. Uh huh.
So, which is it Sideshow Bob: 1) your bill is a nothingburger, in which case why are you pushing it at all; or 2) your bill would most definitely make “killing” (to use Marshall’s inflammatory language, even though I completely disagree with it) “unborn children at every stage of development” illegal, in which case you’re lying through your teeth? I vote for #2. Any other theories?