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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:58 PM

Mississippi 'Coat Hanger' Rep. Introduces Bill to Imprison Pregnant Women for 10+ Years for Drug Use

My state, once again, from the guy who was featured on Rachel Maddow last year for "coat hanger" comments:

A new bill introduced by Mississippi GOP Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter (District 1) would require women in the state who are arrested under the Controlled Substances Law to submit to drug testing. A positive test would result in her being charged with child abuse, punishable by ten years to life.

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That's right, folks. A pregnant woman found with a little THC in her system could be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison. A fetus would be officially recognized as a child by the law and protected under child abuse laws. And let me reiterate: Being a pregnant woman would make you a target for automatic drug testing.


http://www.deepsouthprogressive.com/2013/01/mississippi-coat-hanger-lawmaker.html

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Reply Mississippi 'Coat Hanger' Rep. Introduces Bill to Imprison Pregnant Women for 10+ Years for Drug Use (Original post)
ashtonelijah Jan 2013 OP
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #1
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #10
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #2
CurtEastPoint Jan 2013 #3
ashtonelijah Jan 2013 #4
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #8
bongbong Jan 2013 #5
longship Jan 2013 #6
Whovian Jan 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #9
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #11

Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:02 PM

1. And I assume men have a similar responsibility to care for their sperm

Behaviors that can cause defective male sperm should also be punishable by jail time.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:13 PM

10. Oh, of course ... otherwise this would simply be an attack on women

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:04 PM

2. Of course, once born, they don't give a shit about the child. Into the abusive system it goes!

 

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:20 PM

3. Heeeeere's Bubba!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:25 PM

4. Doesn't he just look brilliant?

Elected after going to Junior College for 2 years and not finishing. What a tool.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:07 PM

8. His brain is squirming like a toad

Take a long holiday; Let your children play....

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:44 PM

5. According to repigs

 

All your wombs are belong to us.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:50 PM

6. Now there's some happy kids!

Mommy's in prison. Wonderful for the kids.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

7. For fear of arrest, all women in Mississippi should stop having sex. Or move to another state.

 

This sort of nonsense would be quickly addressed.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:13 PM

9. The Patriarchy shall rise again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:17 PM

11. Exactly. More fear and control over women. F them. F him. nt

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