Republicans hate women.
Demonstrating yet again that Republicans prefer waging a war on women than a war on unemployment, the House passed an anti-abortion bill that appropriately has been deemed the “Let Women Die” bill. All House Republicans plus eleven Democrats (!!!??) voted for the bill. (The bill is expected to die in the Senate, but if it doesn’t, President Obama has said he will veto it.)
The bill permits hospitals that receive federal funding to turn away women who seek an abortion even if the procedure is necessary to save the woman’s life:
The GOP-led House of Representatives is voting Thursday on a bill that Republicans say is necessary to keep taxpayer money from funding abortions but that Democrats call “savage” to women and possibly deadly.
The Protect Life Act would bar federal funding for abortions. It would also prohibit women from using tax subsidies acquired through President Obama’s health care reforms to pay for health insurance that covers abortion, except in the cases of rape, incest or risk to the mother’s health. Additionally, the bill would let health care providers refuse to perform an abortion if it violates their personal beliefs.
So if Mary McPreggers heads to her local hospital and that hospital just happens to be run by Doctor Ratched the Pro-life Forced-birth Teabilly Evangelist, the hospital would be within its right to simply push Mary out on to the street and leave her there to die, Hippocratic oath be damned.
Nancy Pelosi called the measure “just appalling” and a “savage” attempt to withhold healthcare for women. She also said, “When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor.”
There’s too many motherfuckin’ sockpuppets in this motherfuckin’ internet!
Good grief! Is this my destiny? After publishing my recent story about the sockpuppet known as RainbowGirl and her reign of error at DailyKos, I had hoped I was done writing about people creating fake identities online in furtherance of their nefarious agendas.
But no! They keep pulling me back in!
Thursday began, as so many days do, with a check-in at Facebook. See what’s happening among my circle of virtual friends, get the latest news and views. The hot topic that morning was the Peter King (R-NY Asshole) inquisition on Radical Mooslims who are coming to rape your daughters and blow you to smithereens while you’re shopping at WalMart.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA Righteous Woman Warrior1) posted a Facebook status update on the hearings, in which she would be participating, as follows:
An excellent and righteous statement in defense of the Muslim community, and one that was getting mostly favorable comments from her Facebook followers, except for one guy from Pflugerville, TX, who had dire warnings about her re-election chances (perhaps he’ll be moving to her district before 2012?).
And then came Emma, the turd in the punchbowl. She wasn’t very popular with the rest of Jackie’s fans. Continue reading
Fuck these people.
I have (or at least I think I have) avoided coming right out and stating that Republicans hate women. It seemed to be such a gross and unfair generalization.
But with each passing day, as they attempt to redefine “rape” and “rape victim”; as they attempt to pass legislation that permits Dr. Conscientious Objector to refuse to perform emergency abortion services and to also not require hospitals to transfer women to a facility that will provide such services (thus, quite literally, leaving women to die); as they attempt to redefine justifiable homicide such that the murder of any person threatening the life of a fetus becomes justified (does this include the murder of the mother herself? Can a scorned boyfriend or husband decide to murder his girlfriend or wife because he suspects that she intends to make a choice about her body and whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term?), it becomes more and more difficult for me to avoid stating the obvious: Continue reading
Posted in Angry Black Lady Chronicles, Balloon Juice Cross-Posts, Body/Health Shenanigans, Political Shenanigans, War on Women
Tagged abortion, abortion rights, assholes, Chris Smith, GOP War on Women, Jackie Speier, Planned Parenthood, rape, Republicans