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Another Day, Another Two Glaring Examples of the Republican War on Women


For anyone who tries to claim that Republicans aren’t waging a relentless war on women’s rights, not to mention on science and the Enlightment, see the following two exhibits of recent, Republican insanity. Just like the GOP insanity we see here in Virginia, with “transvaginal ultrasounds,” attempts to make miscarriages illegal, other attempts to make contraception illegal/shut down Planned Parenthood, etc. It will never end, until we make sure that not a single one of these extremists is in office. Here in Virginia, that first and foremost means we need to defeat Ken Cuccinelli (bought into the lunatic conspiracy theory that Planned Parenthood is racist and is aiming to abort black children for eugenics purposes, etc.), EW Jackson (who has compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK), and Mark Obenshain (who wants to criminalize miscarriages). Anyway, on to the exhibits:

Exhibit A: Rep. Trent Franks (R-Of Course) says, “you know, the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”

Exhibit B: In Wisconsin, “Republican state senators in Wisconsin on Wednesday silenced Democratic lawmakers while passing a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound procedure before being able to receive an abortion.”(see video of Republican lunacy and strong-arm tactics on the “flip”)

  • Harkov311

    Franks is wrong, of course, but even if he weren’t wrong, that’s not an excuse to disallow abortions for raped women.  Just because a circumstance is rare or uncommon isn’t an excuse to not have a contingency in place for it.  By that logic, medicine shouldn’t have a lit of possible side effects,  because hell, they only happened in 2% of the test subjects, why should we warn people about something that probably won’t happen anyway, right?

    Of course, when all you care about is fewer abortions and damn the collateral damage, I guess you have to resort to troll logic.