Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Margaret Atwood can't roll in her grave, as she's not even dead yet.

In other news, but related on the war on reproductive rights front, I just read an article that almost made me spit pop all over my bloody computer screen.

Georgia anti-abortion bill would require investigations of miscarriages

I don't even know what to say about this.  I'm fucking fuming.  It's like these state governments are not even TRYING to hide their contempt for women's autonomy over their own body.

Like I said previously:  ProLife=Pro-Fetus=Anti-Choice=Fuck Women, Who Gives a Shit.

The bill was apparently introduced by Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin and would "...classify the removal of a fetus from a woman for any reason other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus as 'prenatal murder.'"and that it would "it would require miscarriages to be reported by hospitals and other medical institutions, and a fetal death certificate issued."

What.  The.  Hell.

Of course, this is the same genius that introduced a bill mandating that victims of rape, stalking, harassment, and family violence be re-classified as "accusers."

As others have pointed out, if your car gets stolen, or your house gets broken into, or you have the shit kicked out of you, or you're murdered, then you're a victim.  Get raped, and report it, and you're an accuser.

Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin
I'm curious to know if Bobby F's dear wife (assuming he's married) has ever suffered a miscarriage.  I haven't, but I know people who have, and that shit can be downright traumatizing.  Even without being investigated to make sure it really was a miscarriage and not "prenatal murder".  I can't even begin to imagine how invasive such an investigation would be.  It's mortifying.

Has Franklin any daughters, I wonder?  If something happened to one of them, would he be comfortable with them being referred to as accusers rather than victims?

I was being facetious the other day when I referred to Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid's Tale.  I'm not finding it quite so funny now.  If you've read it, you know what I mean.

This is downright scary.

On her Facebook page, Anne Rice posted this link for anyone who wants to contact this guy and tell him what-for.


  1. i definitely feel ya... after i read about the planned parenthood vote in the house... i actually changed my facebook profile pic to one of a handmaid.

    what the $#T% is happening?

  2. With Obama's election, I believed that this country was finally moving to the left. But, it seems that my hopes were naive, as we are being pulled even farther to the right.

    Is Canada prepared for the hordes of refugees for when the wingnuts take over completely?

  3. Azia - One of my friends mentioned this on facebook. I'm tempted to do the same.

    Johann - I've heard 'Christian Taliban' thrown around and it seems to be getting more and more accurate. Thing is.. we've got a conservative gov. right now who, if given a majority next election right now, could start pulling the same B.S. Right now Harper only has a minority so they can't enact much change without getting the Liberals or the NDP on their side, and well, the NDP is too left wing to agree with these kind of laws and the Liberals are basically Anti-whatever-the-conservatives-want-to-do, because of party lines that have been drawn long ago. If Harper and the Conservatives want to do it, then the Liberal party is going to fight it, even if it was "Let's give free kittens to every new immigrant" (sorry, kittens on the brain.)

  4. God, that paragraph was horrible, from a grammatical standpoint. I should really go to bed.

  5. when you no longer are allowed to choose, you are no longer alive.

    we will see the total surrender of free thought and choice sooner than we want.

    prolly in my life time...

  6. I think you guys have already said what needed to be said. I have only one thing to add: That guy looks gonzo insane in that picture!

    Look at the full presence of the whites around the top of the iris—it's like a Marvel Comic villain. And that creepy smile, like it's been cut with a razor blade then stitched back together with plastic surgery.

  7. I read the Handmaid's Tale last summer (courtesy of that Azia gal up there), and can't believe all of this... I am officially creeped out.

  8. I read The Handmaid's Tale at 13 and is scared the bejeezes out of me. Yet, each passing year it seems more and more feasible.

    There are untold factors that could influence whether the baby is carried to term or not. To find out more, read this: http://morningquickie.com/2011/02/25/miscarriage-is-not-your-fault-and-not-a-crime/


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