State Representative Alan Dick (the jokes write themselves) doesn’t think that a woman’s pregnancy is really “her pregnancy” and would have “a little more peace” about this nasty abortion business if the impregnator was required to consent to the impregnatee’s decision to terminate the pregnancy.
[I]f you’re not fully convinced yet that Alaska is the next front in the GOP’s war on women, you just have to listen to State Rep. Alan Dick. He said that he doesn’t believe that when a woman is pregnant, it’s really “her pregnancy.” As a matter of fact, he would advocate for criminalizing women who have an abortion without the permission via written signature from the man who impregnated her. He stated, “If I thought that the man’s signature was required… required, in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it…”
No word on exactly how much more peace Dick would have about it. My guess is not much.
Also, no word on what women who become pregnant as a result of rape are supposed to do in Dick’s perfect world. Maybe women should carry waiver forms on them at all times. You know — just in case.
When are Republicans going to drop the charade and just start building breeding farms for wayward women? You know how we get. So emotional and sensitive. So dumb and naive. We’re liable to abort our babies by accident if there’s not a man around telling us what’s what.
We need the dicks of the world to lend us a helping hand.
[via RH Reality Check]
[cross-posted at Balloon Juice]