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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:39 PM
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Arizona state rep introduces bill requiring abortion seekers to acknowledge no racist/sexist motive
Via Ed Brayton "Bizarre Abortion Bill in Arizona": the Arizona Capitol Times reports "Republican lawmaker: Ban abortions sought because of race or sex":

If a state lawmaker has his way, women seeking abortions in Arizona would be required to sign documents saying they're not terminating a pregnancy because of the fetus' race or sex.

Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, is sponsoring two bills that would criminalize abortions if they're sought because of race or sex. Doctors knowingly performing abortions for those reasons would face Class 3 felony charges.


Brayton responds:

...I mean, I've heard this ridiculous argument that allowing women to have reproductive choice amounts to genocide because black women have a higher rate of abortion than white women. But even if one believes that moronic argument, do they think that black women are aborting their babies because those babies are black? WTF?

Or do they think that women are having sex with men of another race, getting pregnant and then aborting the baby because they're racist? This is simply bizarre.


and regarding the poor and abortion clinics:

Poor women have far lower access not just to abortion but to family planning services, STD testing, birth control, pre- and post-natal care and nearly every other kind of medical care. Why do family planning clinics try to target lower income areas? Because that's where the need is.


Meanwhile, where's the bill where Jan Brewer had to sign an acknowledgment that SB 1070 and the ethnic studies class ban were not based on racist motives? Oh, this Montenegro guy introduced the ethnic studies bill and is himself a Latin American immigrant.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:42 PM
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1. There's not a "roadblock" to abortion
that anti-choicers don't want to try and it seems as though they are quite proficient in thinking of new ones all of the time. :puke:
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:49 PM
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2. I always wonder one thing, when I see these guys pontificating...
Aren't they protesting too much?

It always makes me wonder how many abortions they paid for when their mistress/girlfriend got pregnant.

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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:50 PM
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4. Anything that they're screaming the loudest about
is something that they are doubtless doing themselves (and it usually turns out to be the case, too).
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:50 PM
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3. Next they'll require women to stipulate that they aren't having the abortion
because they miss their periods.
Or because their dead ancestors might get mad.
Or because they won't be able to fit in their prom dress.

Why? Because these douchebags think that shit like this could be reasons why abortions are done.

They'll be looking for anything to insult women and make it almost impossible to wade through the bureaucratic paperwork.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:51 PM
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5. Don't forget not "using abortion as birth control"
:banghead:
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haikugal Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 06:16 PM
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6. Agreed, Can't have THAT!!!
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:35 PM
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7. They LOVE to throw that meme around
I'm not a woman but I can't even imagine how that'd work.
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