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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:18 AM
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Unborn child to 'testify' on Ohio abortion bill
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-news/unborn-ch...

<<COLUMBUS, Ohio A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.

Faith2Action, the anti-abortion group that has targeted Ohio to pilot the measure, called the in-utero witness the youngest to ever come before the House Health Committee at 9 weeks old.

Faith2Action president Janet Folger Porter said the intent is to show lawmakers who will be affected by the bill, which abortion rights groups oppose. Ohio Right to Life has not endorsed the measure. An aide to committee Chairman Lynn Wachtmann said a pregnant woman will be brought before the committee and an ultrasound image of her uterus will be projected onto a screen. The heartbeat of the fetus will be visible in color.<<<

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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:19 AM
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1. Will they be interviewing sperm next?
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:20 AM
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3. They can interview my sperm. Where should I sent it?
:woohoo:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:24 AM
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8. I really lol'd. Especially seeing your little smilie so happy. Sounds like a good protest>>>
Edited on Tue Mar-01-11 10:26 AM by KittyWampus
send sperm to the courthouse.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:51 AM
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18. Oh god...
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:19 AM
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26. perhaps you should bring in person
Edited on Tue Mar-01-11 11:20 AM by azurnoir
that way it will be fresh for the jury :)
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:20 AM
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2. I heard this earlier and thought...
:wtf:
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:22 AM
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4. Really,
If you can't make your point with hard, solid facts then bring out the shameless ploys for sympathy.

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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:22 AM
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5. The Fetus Firsters and their political advocates have no class whatsoever.
That is it - no class and no shame.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:24 AM
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6. If they had not already proven themselves incapable of
governing their state, allowing this ridiculous stunt should be the final straw.

I feel for the sentient people of Ohio - you have my sympathy and I wish you the very best of luck living in a state governed by complete and utter idiots.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:41 AM
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13. The thing is, this group thinks that if this kind of bill gains traction elsewhere...
...it will mean the end of Roe.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:05 AM
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23. I know what they think, I just don't think
they have two brain cells to rub together. Collectively.

This is a tide that will be hard to turn, both because of the increasing number of bat-shit crazy anti-women types and because of an increasing number of young women who simply cannot comprehend anything beyond their tiny bubble of reality.

I teach college and it is appalling to hear young women say that they want five or six babies and think that all abortion is murder. They don't know what Roe is; they lack the basic knowledge (and perhaps intelligence) to grasp the danger of a reversal. They can look at a picture of a woman dead on the floor after a back-street abortion and not bat an eyelash - probably because they have become so inured to images of violence that a grainy b&w crime scene photo is hardly a blip on their radar.

Then they'll say - "I just don't understand how she could kill her baby!"

If I sound blase, it is because I despair.

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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:24 AM
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7. "Hello ma baby, hello mah honey, hello ma ragtime gal..."
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:31 AM
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9. LOL!
Now that is funny! Cheers!
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:40 AM
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11. Actually, I had visions of the e-Trade baby doing a voice-over...
"Nooobody knooows the trouble I've seeeen...."
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:47 AM
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15. hahahaha!!! I love that baby!
"Apparently, riding the dog like it's a small horse is BANNED IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT!!!!"

hahahaha

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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:33 AM
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10. I second the offer to let them interview my sperm. I just have to work out the angle and windage...
...so it arrives in Columbus.

PB
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:41 AM
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12. All right if a fetus is going to testify in court
how do they swear it in? And since it cannot speak, how can it assert his/her rights to remain silent or anything else? How can this even be legal?


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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:48 AM
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17. It's legal if the law says it's legal...
... until and unless it is adjudicated as against either the state or federal constitution, bill of rights, etc...

So it may very well become the law initially. How to get around the issue of competance is another issue.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:52 AM
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19. OMG good thing this wasn't done like 50 years ago!!!
That poor fetus would have been putty in the hands of this guy...

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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:17 AM
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24. If they let that be admitted to the stand, they should admit
Edited on Tue Mar-01-11 11:17 AM by woodsprite
footage of our blown up kids on the battlefield to give testimony as to what happens to kids once they get out of the womb when Republicans run the country.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:43 AM
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14. what next callling the ghost that never lies
Don't point your finger at me
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:48 AM
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16. they're on a mission from god...sick fucks
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zazen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 10:58 AM
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20. could we call in a person dying due to no health insurance?
Bring 'em in on a gurney (purchased from an old military supply store for a few bucks, since insurance won't cover it) and ask them how they feel about not being able to afford healthcare that could have prolonged their life and mitigated their suffering?

Maybe they'll die during the hearing.

Think the Republicans would care?
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:19 AM
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25. No, they wouldn't care. They'd just say "1 down, 50 million to go" n/t
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:02 AM
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21. Ouija board time?
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 11:02 AM
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22. Can it be held in contempt of court for not answering?
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