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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:45 PM

Mary Sue McClurkin, Alabama GOP Lawmaker, Claims A Baby Is The 'Largest Organ In A Body'


Mary Sue McClurkin, Alabama GOP Lawmaker, Claims A Baby Is The 'Largest Organ In A Body'

Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R) is pushing legislation that would impose restrictions on abortion clinics -- a move that she argues is necessary because the procedure is a major surgery that removes the largest "organ" in a woman's body.

“When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body,” McClurkin told the Montgomery Advertiser on Thursday. “That’s a big thing. That’s a big surgery. You don’t have any other organs in your body that are bigger than that.”

A "child" is not a bodily "organ." Indeed, children have organs of their own. The largest human organ is actually the skin. According to National Geographic, adults carry about eight pounds of skin, which is slightly above the average weight of a newborn baby.

McClurkin's argument actually undermines the "personhood" bills being pushed around the country by other like-minded Republican lawmakers. Those pieces of legislation argue that undeveloped zygotes are people too and should therefore be given full legal rights, thus making abortion -- and even certain forms of birth control -- illegal.

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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/mary-sue-mcclurkin-baby-largest-organ_n_2712812.html




Hey Republicans, keep on talking

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Reply Mary Sue McClurkin, Alabama GOP Lawmaker, Claims A Baby Is The 'Largest Organ In A Body' (Original post)
Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
LonePirate Feb 2013 #1
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #8
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #11
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #2
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #4
Downwinder Feb 2013 #3
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #5
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #6
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #9
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #10
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #14
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #12
Tagish_Charlie Feb 2013 #15
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #16
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #17
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2013 #18
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #19

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:51 PM

1. How did so many truly ignorant people like her get elected across the country?

Some Americans truly do not give a damn about the competence and intelligence of their elected officials.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:17 PM

8. The majority of people here have an abysmal education.

Not saying they are dumb, strictly speaking, but not well educated, and the Republican party knows that and takes advantage of that.
This election year there were NO Dems on the ballot for state wide offices.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:26 PM

11. I have to agree with you.

It also bad that someone as ill spoken as this lady holds public office. It's a indictment of a majority of voters in our state.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:36 PM

13. Certainly of the Republicans who voted for her.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:52 PM

2. The smallest organ in Mary Sue McClurkin's body

is obviously her brain.

So if a baby is just an organ, and you can get your appendix or your gallbladder removed without any legal restrictions, why would a baby be any different?

Didn't think that one through, did you, Giant Brain Organ?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:58 PM

4. + eleventy zillion

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:57 PM

3. close the hospitals,

they take out tumors bigger than a baby.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:51 PM

5. Of course abortion is far more regulated now than it was before Roe Vs. Wade

Abortion happened before Roe vs. Wade but because it was illegal the "doctors" that performed the abortions did not follow medical safety guidelines. Perhaps it is ironic, but abortion is actually regulated much better because it is legal and clinics have to follow strict health guidelines. If a person is worried about complications related to "organ removal" the last thing they would want to do is move the surgery from a hospital room to a back alley.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:03 PM

6. Thinking things through and biology are not this person's strong points. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:07 PM

7. Good God this woman was a TEACHER and has a Master's degree.

All for naught, apparently.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:19 PM

9. Love to know where she got that Master's Degree.

and those teaching credentials.

remember all the folks in Bush's Justice Dept who graduated from the right wing Regent's College?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:23 PM

10. Auburn!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:38 PM

14. Roh oh.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:28 PM

12. She must of made a copy of someone else's master's degree and altered it.

Yeah that's it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:21 PM

15. She has an M.S.

 

Master of Stupid

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:25 PM

16. Since when was a baby an organ - she needs to learn anatomy

someone should educate her

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:42 PM

17. My prediction: the forced-birthers will propose to mandate hysterectomies after every abortion.

Anyone want to take bets?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:30 AM

18. It's not an organ!

It's a ten-lunar-month uterine tumor!
After it is born, it's a former uterine tumor. And pretty wonderful.

<--Yeah I'm sick. Mom of one here.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:38 AM

19. Oh, brother.

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