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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:44 PM
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Ga. Law Could Give Death Penalty for Miscarriages
http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2011/02/miscarriage-...

"Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin has introduced a 10-page bill that would criminalize miscarriages and make abortion in Georgia completely illegal. Both miscarriages and abortions would be potentially punishable by death: any "prenatal murder" in the words of the bill, including "human involvement" in a miscarriage, would be a felony and carry a penalty of life in prison or death. Basically, it's everything an "pro-life" activist could want aside from making all women who've had abortions wear big red "A"s on their chests."
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:45 PM
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1. I doubt that this bill will be legalized
But then again...
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:47 PM
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2. I've been wondering how long it would take...
for some asshole to propose this. Now I know.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:47 PM
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3. What? No torture before the execution?
They're getting soft, I tell ya.

Honestly, all public officials should be given a mental fitness exam before taking office.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:56 PM
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4. Can you get a quorum that way?
Most of the chambers would be empty.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:57 PM
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5. In his next bill he will ask for the stocks to be brought back
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 01:42 PM
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6. It's Not a Law, Not Yet at Least
Hopefully never will be.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 01:44 PM
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7. So when do they legalize stoning women for this?
:eyes:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 01:45 PM
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8. I guess this
dude needs a lesson in biology. Bobby wants to return to The Dark Ages. What a flaccid turd.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:09 PM
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9. They'll have a hard time criminalizing miscarriages, since about 1 in 6 women experience
a miscarriage. I suppose they might be headed back towards the old English law that presumed any unreported stillbirth or miscarriage was an infanticide. The bill, as I read it, would clearly prohibit abortion, apparently without consideration for health or life of the mother
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 02:16 PM
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10. Is Bobby Franklin married?
If not, how does he get a woman to sleep with him? Really?

Think about it, ladies - a guy who wants to criminalize miscarriages? He needs help.

:eyes:
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 04:26 PM
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11. And if the miscarriage happens because the man's sperm
was defective who will get the death penalty?


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/06/health/06sper.html

As men get older, their sperm deteriorates, a new study has found, and it is likely that the damaged sperm of older men is a significant factor in certain specific birth defects and in increasing the risk of abnormal pregnancies.


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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 04:27 PM
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12. Fundies gone wild!!
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