Friday, March 21, 2014

Your Best Reason To Work Your Ass Off for Democratic Candidates This Year

Because in Kentucky, they're the only thing standing between you and and the repug theocracy.

John Brammer at the Herald:

The emotionally charged issue of abortion was debated for two hours Thursday in a House committee that eventually rejected three bills backed by the Kentucky Right to Life Association.

Margie Montgomery, executive director of the association, claimed that the House Health and Welfare Committee is "stacked against" opponents of abortion, which allows the 4,000 or so abortions each year in Kentucky to continue.

But Committee Chairman Tom Burch, D-Louisville, said if he were for abortion, he would not have 13 children, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
That's a bad argument, Burch, because it supports the false contention of the forced-childbirth forces that abortion is about children.

It's not.  Abortion is about the right of women to control their own bodies.  Because until after birth, a fertilized egg is not a baby.  It's not a child.  It's not a human being. It's a part of the woman's body. 

And to a woman who does not want to give birth, it's a tumor. It's tissue that must be removed, as dangerous and unhealthy as cancer.

Kind of like repugs in the Kentucky General Assembly.

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