Friday, March 25, 2016
Obviously these (mostly white, mostly middle-aged men) don't trust women to make their own decisions about their lives.
Gov. Mike Pence (and the Indiana GOP legislators) showed that they preferred political games over women's reproductive rights once again with the anti-abortion bill he just signed. With a prayer, no less.
This Indianapolis Observer thinks Gov. Pence needs a remedial course not only in constitutional law (this sadistic piece of legislation will end up costing Hoosier taxpayers big bucks to defend before it's shot down) but in basic human decency.
How dare he (and his ilk) impose himself on a woman's decisions regarding her own body? How dare he (and his ilk) require a woman to carry a deformed fetus to maturity? How dare he (and his ilk) require women to pay for internment of the results of the abortion?
This Indianapolis Observer knows that if men got pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
As Suzette Hackney wrote in today's Indianapolis Star, "How dare you, Gov. Mike Pence?"
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 6:07 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016
As reported on Salon.com, "Indiana’s Legislature has passed a bill that forces women to give birth if a doctor has detected a fetal abnormality. Which, yes, would mean that a pregnant woman who contracts Zika would lose her right to abortion, while a woman with a healthy pregnancy would retain her right to say no to giving birth. Even some Republicans balked at the sadistic pleasure their colleagues take in the idea of forcing women to give birth to children who will suffer, die or be too much for women to care for.
“'Today is a perfect example of a bunch of middle-aged guys sitting in this room making decisions about what we think is best for women,'[ state Rep. Sean Eberhart, a Republican, said. He voted no on the advice of his wife."
A big shout-out to State Rep. Eberhart for exhibiting common sense and a big slap upside the head to the idiots who voted for this obviously unconstitutional piece of legislation restricting a woman's right to abortion.
Posted by Indianapolis Observer at 7:30 AM