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I just read an article that a 9 week old fetus “Testified” in front of the Legislature on the Ohio “Heart beat bill”
Everything that is going on with reproductive rights for women in America makes me want to RAGE (See rage here). BUT NOW Pro-Lifers are just plain insulting our intelligence.
Connie Schultz describes the hearing (source: Feministing)
“We‘re watching fetuses testify by ultrasound on a screen, and when the woman was rubbing the jelly on the belly of the woman, and she was only nine weeks pregnant and they couldn’t find a heart beat, she made a joke at one point that if only they had the vaginal probe, then they could get it and a bunch of the men on the committee started chuckling. And at that moment you realize that this has nothing to do with women‘s health. This has nothing to do with protecting life. This has everything to do with playing to their extremist base.
…And I sat there while an attorney from Washington got up and first suggested—not suggested—said that some women who are raped want to have those babies because it is a triumph over their rapist. And I could hear women gasp in the audience and some of them were tearing up. This is cruelty. This is an assault on women‘s rights.
The same lawyer at one point said if Romeo—I‘m not kidding you—if Romeo had known that Juliet still had a heart beat, Romeo would not have killed himself. And I wanted to look around the room and just ask for a show of hands, how many know this is fiction? How many know this was a play?”
Reading this description makes me sick, and at the same time wanna laugh. I cannot think for a moment that Pro-Life activists thought that these arguments will actually stand up as LEGITIMATE arguments. I really even struggle to describe this as extremism because even that sounds sane. Calling this extremism would actually make it seem LESS absurd than it is.
Everyday I read about new regulations on abortions, new bills being proposed, new bills being voted on that restrict a Woman’s right over her body, her life and her CHOICES. If you live in Ohio contact your local representative and STOP the “Heartbeat Bill”. Become an activist and regain rights over your body.
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