Sick place, America, right now. In much of our goings-on, there’s a shitload of cruelty, hypocrisy, and self-centered screaming against doing/being good to our fellow humans. A certain view disallows any other, with malice aforethought.
That leaked SCOTUS opinion has raised the stakes on natural freedom and choice — the future is dark, dystopian and violently creepy (h/t tweet Susie):
Republicans are getting very upset people keep retweeting this ad so I figured I would post for any of you who haven’t seen it yet and then I am going to retweet myself tonight. pic.twitter.com/rrq1j5UPqw
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 4, 2022
In lieu of the horror-bullshit passed yesterday by Republicans in the Louisiana state House that would make abortion murder, and those involved, the mother, physician, everybody within a wide arc, also charged with aiding murder.
Via The Washington Post this morning:
The legislation, which passed through a committee on a 7-to-2 vote, goes one step further than other antiabortion bans that have gained momentum in recent years, which focus on punishing abortion providers and others who help facilitate the procedure.
Experts say the bill could also restrict in vitro fertilization and emergency contraception because it would grant constitutional rights to a person “from the moment of fertilization.”
At the committee hearing, several abortion rights advocates tried to sound the alarm.
“I just want to sort of level-set here first: This is a homicide statute,” said Ellie Schilling, a New Orleans-based attorney who represents abortion rights groups.
“What this bill does is to specifically amend the crime of homicide and the crime of criminal battery to enable the state to charge people, including the pregnant mother, at any stage of fertilization.”
Plus the twisted, terrible tenacity of the hypocrites calling the shots:
Louisiana is one of 13 states that has a “trigger law,” which would make abortion illegal as soon as Roe is overturned. But antiabortion advocates on Wednesday said legislation did not go far enough.
“I know we have a trigger law,” said Brian Gunter, a pastor who helped draft the bill.
“It says that abortion providers have to pay a $1,000 fine … that is woefully insufficient.”
Nasty, cruel asshole, ‘woefully insufficient‘ for what?. Woe unto you asshole (sorry, already said that). A shitty pisser on all counts.
Despite indecent dialogue, once again here we are…
(Illustration out front: MC Escher’s ‘Old Olive Tree, Corsica‘ (1934). and found here)