Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm Just A Bill...

Hold onto your hats, because they’re doozies.

HB 2656: Here’s one that will make you go, “Huh?” This bill says that, “…the birth of a child does not constitute a legally recognizable injury” and that damages should not be awarded to those that bring action because of the birth or rearing of a child.

Basically, you could be forced to have a kid you don’t want with no legal recourse. How freaking scary is that?

HB 2780: Makes it illegal to perform an abortion without the woman seeking the abortion being shown an ultrasound of the fetus. The technician must also provide a description of the images, the dimensions of the fetus, presence of cardiac activity, and any forming limbs.

Why this is at all necessary is unsaid. It does not in any way shape or form help with the success of the abortion. It’s a common shaming tactic developed by anti-choicers.

HB 3075: Requires a sign to be posted in any clinic providing abortion that aren’t done for the soul purpose of saving the woman’s life detailing the following, and I quote:

“Notice: It is against the law for anyone, regardless of his or her relationship to you, to force you to have an abortion. By law, we cannot perform, induce, prescribe, or provide you with the means for an abortion unless we have your freely given and voluntary consent. It is against the law to perform, induce, prescribe for, or provide you with the means for an abortion against your will. You have the right to contact any local or state law enforcement agency to receive protection from any actual or threatened physical abuse or violence.”

Well…duh. Why, exactly is this necessary? Is this what antis actually think is happening in clinics and other medical facilities that offer abortion? To me it seems like a tactic to put a big scarlet A on any provider in order to keep them from offering the service, but I do wonder if that’s what’s going through their heads. Simply because they can’t fathom why anyone would voluntarily have one?

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