March 30, 2011

A Quick Note

The flood of legislation attacking women's reproductive rights the past few months has been too massive and incessant for me to try to keep track of each bill considered, but Shakesville has a post on a bill being considered in Indiana that's well worth a read. The bill would make abortions illegal after 20 weeks; fetus viability is usually considered to start around 24 weeks. Republicans are hesitant to include exceptions for maternal health, rape and incest, because women "could just lie and say they were raped."

The quote that jumped out at me so was the following:

I'm going to go ahead and flatly say that I believe denying access to a legal medical procedure to women is so thoroughly unethical and so thoroughly breaks faith with women that even if they did have to lie to gain access to abortion, it would be entirely reasonable.

Um, yes. That.

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