Oh joy, rapture and crapture! More excited delirium from the “Government-Small-Enough-to-Crawl-Up-Your-Vagina-and-Police-Your-Uterus” crowd:
Conservative Arizona lawmakers hope Arizona will join a handful of other states in banning most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, as proposed in House Bill 2036.
House Bill 2800, which would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funds for health-care services, is still alive.
And then there’s House Bill 2625, which would allow companies to opt out of covering contraception in their health-care plans for religious reasons.
But with all this, at least one lawmaker doesn’t believe Arizona has yet gone far enough. […]
The e-mail, which has not been edited, does appear to be sent from state e-mail address. It said:
“Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a “surgical procedure”. If it’s not a life it shouldn’t matter, if it doesn’t harm a woman then she shouldn’t care, and don’t we want more transparency and education in the medical profession anyway? We demand it everywhere else.
Until the dead child can tell me that she/he does not feel any pain – I have no intentions of clearing the conscience of the living – I will be voting YES.”
What’s next? A law mandating that a woman must have an abortion before having an abortion??
Fetus fetishists are all inherently anti-woman, but it’s been my sad experience that there’s no fetus fetishist more viciously misogynist than the zealous young female variety, and Ms. Proud certainly perpetuates that stereotype. Her words are disturbingly reminiscent of videocam-wielding anti-abortion authoritarian Lila “Abortions should be done in the Public Square” Rose, a young woman who wears her loathing of her own sex on her sleeve and makes a good living at it in the Abortion Shaming Industry financed by the religious right.
I’d like to consider this story to be just another chapter in an ongoing series chronicling spittle-flecked anti-choice insanity, but that would imply an eventual conclusion, which is something I’m not so sure of.