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Wed May 11, 2022, 02:14 AM

Republican senator compares women to sea turtles and eagles in speech against abortion rights

Source: Independent

Steve Daines made the remarks on the floor of the US Senate

Abe Asher
6 hours ago

Republican Steve Daines of Montana took to the floor of the US Senate on Tuesday to compare women to sea turtles and eagles in a speech advocating for the restriction of abortion rights.

“Why do we have laws in place that protect the eggs of a sea turtle or the eggs of eagles?” Mr Daines said. “Because when you destroy an egg, you’re killing a pre-born baby sea turtle or a pre-born baby eagle. Yet when it comes to a pre-born human baby rather than a sea turtle, that baby will be stripped of all protections in all 50 states under the Democrats’ bill we will be voting on tomorrow.”

The rhetorical gambit to compare people who have babies to animals comes in advance of Wednesday’s scheduled vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act — a bill that would protect abortion rights across the country in advance of the US Supreme Court’s expected ruling reversing Roe v Wade next month.

The bill, which requires 60 votes to pass, is virtually certain to fail. But Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate Democrats, has pressed forward with a vote anyway in an effort to force every member of the body to take a vote on an issue that could have significant political salience with the midterms approaching.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/senator-daines-abortion-sea-turtles-b2076129.html







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Reply Republican senator compares women to sea turtles and eagles in speech against abortion rights (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 11 OP
Walleye May 11 #1
ShazzieB May 11 #7
yardwork May 11 #12
Walleye May 11 #13
yardwork May 11 #14
GB_RN May 11 #19
J_William_Ryan May 11 #2
ZZenith May 11 #3
childfreebychoice May 11 #5
BumRushDaShow May 11 #8
Ford_Prefect May 11 #15
KY_EnviroGuy May 11 #4
eShirl May 11 #6
XacerbatedDem May 11 #9
Lonestarblue May 11 #10
Vinca May 11 #11
zanana1 May 11 #16
Turbineguy May 11 #17
lastlib May 11 #18
Mysterian May 11 #20
IbogaProject May 11 #21
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 02:20 AM

1. The human species is not on the endangered list

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed May 11, 2022, 05:15 AM

7. EXACTLY!!!

This level of stupid leaves me speechless. I'm talking dumbstruck, complete with glazed eyes, gaping mouth, and my brain flashing "DOES NOT COMPUTE" over and over again. I'm even having trouble composing this post.

On top of everything else that's wrong with this, somebody really needs to tell this imbecile that eagles and sea turtles are HATCHED, not born.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:10 AM

12. But here's the thing. They think WHITE people are endangered.

Woven through Alito's opinion are references to the low supply of babies for couples who want to adopt. They're talking about white babies - who would be raised in affluent Christian Republican families.

The desire to adopt white babies has been a thing among white evangelical Christians for at least 30 years. They used to go to Russia and Romania to orphanages. I knew some of these families. They wanted blonde blue-eyed babies to raise as Christians.

This is literally the Handmaid's Tale. In their vision, women will be forced to give birth. White babies will be adopted. Black and brown babies will probably be sold as laborers. Wait for it.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #12)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:12 AM

13. I do wonder how they know what color the baby is before it's even born

Just because the woman is white doesn’t mean her baby is gonna be all white. It’s like biology doesn’t exist for these right wing nuts

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Response to Walleye (Reply #13)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:14 AM

14. They're still following the one drop rule.

These people are living in the distant past.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Wed May 11, 2022, 01:38 PM

19. That Was EXACTLY My First Thought.

Then, my brain broke for about an hour due to the level of stupid it took for any human* to say something like that.

*Without genome testing, by a reputable lab, and confirmed by at least one other, I cannot say for certain that Steve Daines (Q-Troglodyte) is actually human. He could be part lizard. And that would go a long way towards explaining his dumbassery.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 02:48 AM

2. Yes,

most conservatives are truly this stupid and dishonest.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 03:13 AM

3. What an ugly comment from an ugly soul.

Ugly, ugly man.

Montana, you can do so much better.

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #3)

Wed May 11, 2022, 04:21 AM

5. No they can't. Nt

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Response to childfreebychoice (Reply #5)

Wed May 11, 2022, 05:48 AM

8. The other Senator there is Jon Tester (D)

and MT has had a long tradition of Democrats in the Senate and as governor. It is an unusual swing state (outside of Presidential elections) but a swing state nonetheless.

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Response to childfreebychoice (Reply #5)

Wed May 11, 2022, 08:16 AM

15. Mining and other big ugly dark money got him in and keeps him there. Most who voted for him

have no idea he went to Moscow to see Putin along with the Congressional Trumpist Brigade.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 03:19 AM

4. HRC's basket continues to overflow with evil scumbags.

Another one that needs to be taken out behind the woodshed.......

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 05:08 AM

6. eagles and turtles are lucky they can just deposit their eggs in a nest and go about their business

imagine if they had to be pregnant for months instead, then give birth to a developed infant

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 06:20 AM

9. So, I wonder what Daines has for breakfast every morning?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 07:16 AM

10. According to Senator Daines' logic, Congress should outlaw ovulation and menses.

Monthly periods result in the destruction of eggs representing the “pre-born,” which is not actually a thing, so women need to stop destroying those eggs! Republican voters seem to love stupid people.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 07:23 AM

11. I wish someone, accompanied by a notary public, would race up to these people as soon

as they stop their screed and get them to sign a document attesting to the number of children they are willing to adopt if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Get the number and ask them to sign it under oath. The fact is, these same characters don't want to part with a dime to help support the cause they parrot and if their young daughter is "in trouble," they'll have her in the car headed to the closest abortion clinic still open. It's all political bullshit at the expense of women.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 09:08 AM

16. I didn't know you could smile without a brain.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 10:21 AM

17. The end game by Putin and Xi is that America's influence in the World will fade if not collapse.

These people are their agents.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 10:42 AM

18. This idjit thinks we are protecting abortion rights because of overpopulation......

We're protecting them to PROTECT WOMEN's HEALTH!

How do these stupid people function in life?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 03:34 PM

20. I weep for Montana

Daines and Maryland Matt make me hurl.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 04:42 PM

21. I thought Republicans hate Environmental Laws

Oh actually they will say anything to get their way. I doubt this guy has any consistent record of voting to protect wildLife during his career. And don't we not interfere if those bird or turtles destroy any eggs?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2022, 09:50 PM

22. That wasn't the worse part.

He talked like all abortions are decided on a whim by women.

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