For the record, this superb bill by Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D), among other things, “Provides that a pregnant person has a fundamental right to obtain a lawful abortion and that no statute or regulation shall be construed to prohibit the performance of an abortion prior to viability or if necessary to protect the life or health of the pregnant person. The bill also provides that any statute that places a burden on a pregnant person’s access to abortion without conferring any legitimate health benefit is unenforceable.” Also for the record, the bill was defeated a few minutes ago on a party-line vote, with all Democrats voting “yea” and all Republicans voting “nay.” Any further questions?
P.S. I hear that Sen. Amanda Chase (R) made the laughable claim that she was voting no on the bill because it supposedly could allow optometrists and doctors to perform abortions. WTF???
P.P.S. The woman from the far-right Family Foundation actually said the bill “would reduce the amount of regret a woman would have” — as if that were a bad thing! These people are nuts.