This year is most definitely a banner year for ignorance, hatred and intolerance. Much of these have been focused on women, minorities, and homosexuality. It’s as if a malaise is spreading rapidly throughout the weak-minded who follow the selfish and controlling people. This has changed drastically to a point that is now damaging our country as we continue to go backwards in time when it comes to equal rights.
The Republican Party, for some insane reason, has decided it is their duty to say what women can and cannot do with their bodies. President Obama even addressed this the other day when he spoke in response to Rep. Todd Akin’s idiotic statement. During most of my life, I have watched women and minorities move up in the ranks of equality in our society and work force. In 2011, there were hints of change. Then 2012 hit and the RNP has gone off the deep end!
Previously, I had posted an article called, “Michigan’s Abortion HB 5711 is NOT as bad as Jezebel and HuffPo make it out to be” which centered on the fact that the information provided in an internet posting by both Jezebel and Huffington Post provided incorrect information. That is still true. However, the bill that both of these sites should also referenced is the Michigan HB No. 5713, which is also known as the “pain-capable unborn child protection act.” This bill makes it illegal to abort a child once it reaches 20 weeks in utero based upon the premise that the fetus may then feel pain. Here is the specific wording:
(4) A person shall not perform or attempt to perform an abortion upon a pregnant individual if it is determined that the unborn child has a probable postfertilization age of 20 or more weeks, unless in the reasonable clinical judgment of a physician the abortion is necessary to avert the pregnant individual’s death.
(5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $7,500.00, or both.