Anti-Abortion Bill That Would 'Let Women Die' Is Insane

abortionSlap my face and call me Sally if this isn't the most bass-ackwards thing you've heard all day: The U.S. House of Representatives moved forward in approving the mind-bogglingly insane HR 358, also known as the "Protect Life Act." Also known as the bill that would forbid hospitals from performing abortions even if it means the mother will literally die on the hospital table without one.

What in God's name is pro-life about that?

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Luckily, the bill is unlikely to pass, but the fact that it even got this far is unsettling, if not down-right terrifying. Every Republican in the House supported the Protect Life Act, as well as a disconcerting 11 Democrats.

After the vote, several female Democrats were understandably outraged, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who beautifully said, "When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor of health care providers ... it's just appalling. I can't even describe to you the logic of what they are doing today."

Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California shared her own personal connection to the legislation, speaking of how she had a miscarriage and very well may have bled to death if physicians had refused to perform an emergency abortion. She said, "If I had to go from one hospital to the next trying to find one emergency room that would take me in, who knows if I would even be here today."

Republican representative, Virginia Foxx, who robotically voted for the bill, took to the floor after Speier, and pretty much told her that she'd rather be talking to her fetus than her. She moronically stated: "For my colleagues across the aisle who say that this is a misogynist bill, nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have. Fifty percent of the unborn babies that are being aborted are females. So the misogyny comes from those that promote the killing of unborn babies. That's where the misogyny comes in, Madame Speaker."

There are so many things wrong with that statement that it's really not even worth going into.

The fact that the United States is still debating what women should and shouldn't be allowed to do with their bodies is truly unbelievable. As a living, breathing, walking woman I personally am insulted that the majority of the House would rather see me, the person with the husband and the friends and the family, die than my unborn child. That doesn't make sense, and there isn't a single aspect about it that's pro-life.

Debates and votes like this are a complete waste of the government's time and money. Particularly when other things, things like the economy, are more pressing. Although I guess they may argue that getting unborn fetuses jobs is the real issue.

Do you support this bill?

 

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