Georgia: IA, MS, SC, SD, and TN ain't got nuthin' on us!

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Just when you think that idiot legislature is done.. it rears up again, like the return of bell bottoms in the 90s. This time it is Georgia with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot bill, with representatives wanting to investigate all miscarriages.

    Since it is all over various sources, I'll link them and quote one of them.

    http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/georgia-rep-investigate-miscarriage/
    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/pare...ice-quot-to-investigate-miscarriages-2456986/
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/...The-Uterus-Police-to-Investigate-Miscarriages
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2678322/posts
    http://www.examiner.com/democrat-in...anklin-s-bill-makes-miscarriage-state-concern


    Better yet, here is the actual bill:

    http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display.aspx?Legislation=31965

    And if it shows up here, and they don't think it is left-wing hysteria, there is definitely a problem:

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showth...Investigate-Miscarriages-Create-Uterus-Police

    Regardless of your stance on abortion, this is insane. No doubt the bill will be defeated, but still, you'd have to be a complete idiot for even contemplating it, especially for a time when a woman already feels guilty enough that she couldn't save her own child.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    OMG! :eek:

    They really have no shame! Do any of them have any idea what a miscarriage can do to some women emotionally? Wow, this really pisses me off. :mad:
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It gets a bit uglier each day. Stay classy Republicans. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Appalling, disgusting and actually sick. I have never understood this mad desire on the part of some self-appointed fanatics to control the wombs of women. It is deeply depressing to see such misogyny is still so prevalent in conservative quarters. Women who experience the trauma and upset of a miscarriage need help, not harassment.



    Cheers
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Do you have that statement on speed-dial? ;)

    Trust the Republican fringe to attempt to bring back the time of women being brood-mares.

    WTF is going on??? It's like 1880 all over again. :mad:
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    What's going on is an assault against women by the Republicans.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Don't be so rude to people living in 1880.
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I believe I am on safe ground there. :p
     
  9. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Oh, come on, you couldn't have been more than three or four then.

    I'm just a bit irritated that these yahoos across the country seem to be explicitly trying so hard to out-crazy one another. They're all competing to prove who's the Tea Partiest. Right-wing politicians have gotten the message: bat**** insane sells, the problem with which is that by definition this cannot be a coherent strategy, so all you can do is fling poop around and see what sticks.
     
  10. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Small government, indeed. What kind of bureaucracy will be needed to enforce run a thing?
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Sad thing is, how many of these morons were voted in by the Tea Partiers demanding smaller government? A bet quite a few were.
     
  12. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Let's discuss all the reasons why this is unconstitutional and will never see the light of day.
     
  13. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    This kind.
     
  14. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So far, I think we all are in agreement that this is unconstitutional...

    I would rather like to see someone's justifications for having it, approval of this bill, and their defense of it.

    BL.
     
  15. Rt&Dzine, Feb 25, 2011
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    Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Ron Paul reintroduced the Sanctity of Life Act. It defines human life and legal personhood as beginning at conception. It didn't pass, but the anti-choice activists have repeatedly tried and they won't give up.

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  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That's not the point. The point is the apparent Nationwide Effort To Restrict Reproductive Rights by the extremist Republicans.

    Iowa Bill Allows The "Justifiable Use Of Deadly Force" To Protect The Unborn

    Nebraska's Bill Revives "Justifiable Homicide"

    Georgia Moves To Criminalize Miscarriages

    South Dakota's Pioneering Foray Into "Justifiable Homicide"

    Pennsylvania Wants to Regulate Clinics

    Kansas Considering Two Laws Limiting Abortions

    Virginia Cracks Down on Clinics

    House Passes Planned Parenthood Defund

    GOP Tries to Redefine Rape

    South Dakota Tries Again
     
  17. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Understood, but you're still left asking the question, what are these sick ****s doing holding a responsible position in government?
     
  18. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Maybe we could read the actual bill first before we start off on yet another MacRumors ZOMG the South is teh dumb circlejerk?

    Emphasis mine.

    This is not a bill criminalizing miscarriages; it's just another crap-assed attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade, which even in Georgia, will never pass.
     
  19. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    There's so many things wrong with that particular passage, I'm not sure where to start, so I'll let this piece explain it:



    Honestly, it beggars belief.
     
  20. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Even if it has no chance in passing, the fact that Bobby Franklin introduced this bill is disgusting. Playing games at the best. Miscarriages could be a felony and potentially carry the death penalty? Fear of the changing world has made these radical conservatives insane. And they claim they want less government interference.
     
  21. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    I can see the headlines now "Woman has sex with genetically unfit man, gets pregnant, miscarried and is sent to jail for making a poor choice."

    Human involvement is so broad of a term it's meaningless.
     
  22. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    To be completely fair, this single statement is something of a gross exaggeration. It implies that this law (if passed) would cause Georgia to abandon one of the fundamental tenets of common law: that the burden of proof lies upon the prosecution. The accused is not required to prove innocence, the accuser is required to prove guilt. Incendiary rhetoric in the lead of an article tends to taint, at least in the reader's mind, the remainder.

    But really, these measures should not be a matter of concern until they show a genuine threat of reaching the governor's desk.
     
  23. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I would agree with you if we were simply listen to some nutty discussion in a bar, but this man is a publicly elected official. Every minute of his working day and the products of that effort comes at the expense of the taxpayers and the state. So even if a bill has no hope of being approved, it is still a waste of time and a drain on public funds. There is therefore a reason for concern.
     
  24. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    That sounds like one of the silly articles I read in Michael Crichton's Next. :D
     
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