The Republican "War on Women" has yet another proponent. No joke, the WTF?'s from the GOP have been coming fast and furious of late, but this one takes the cake!
“Life gives us many experiences…I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive. Delivering pigs, dead or alive."
"Georgia State Rep. Terry England compared women seeking abortions of stillborn fetuses to cows and pigs. He was speaking in favor of HR954, which makes it illegal to obtain an abortion after 20 weeks even if the woman is known to be carrying a stillborn fetus or the baby is otherwise not expect to live to term."
"England then decided to say that the argument against abortion must be great if his cockfighting friend is willing to give up cockfighting so that women will stop getting abortions… Said the cockfighting enthusiast, who has been threatened by cockfighting laws, and bristled against them forever until he found his cause in the zygote:
"Mr. Terry, I wanna tell you something. You tell those folks down there, when they quit killing babies, they can have every chicken I’ve got."
Georgia Representative Terry England (Republican, Auburn)
(no, I'm not trying to propagate a stereotype, this pic is from his website)
Tell members of the Georgia Senate to VOTE NO on HB 954! Find your Senator at http://votesmart.org/.
This is just pure, unadulterated evil. Courtesy of Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Teabagger Taliban.
Interesting article on Salon: "No Estrogen Tsunami For Democrats". "In the Alabama and Mississippi primaries last week, they formed the overwhelming majority of support for that well-known woman’s champion Rick Santorum."
Yeah, well …their other choices weren't much different as far as consequences are concerned. The real question is, how can any woman with a conscience be a Republican in the first place?
Agree. I would add that how can any person with a brain vote republican, but there actually are some intelligent republican voters. I disagree with them absolutely, but some are intelligent.
"I would add that how can any person with a brain vote republican, but there actually are some intelligent republican voters."
This would suggest that they have less than altruistic (or, ethical) motivations, …no surprise there.
Like Spider Robinson says, "Never attribute to malice, that which can be reasonably explained by stupidity."
I would think that the converse is just as valid.
I can't even explain the log cabin Republicans.
"I can't even explain the log cabin Republicans."
McCain opposed the ban on same-sex marriage, so the explanation is simple self-interest.
Many Log Cabin Republicans are supportive of politicians who oppose marriage equality.
I was going by what's on the "official" page in regards to:
"Whereas, we support marriage equality for all Americans.
As a conservative organization, we recognize the value traditional marriage has served in our history. We believe that allowing same-sex individuals to marry with government recognition and responsibilities will add value and strength to the long-standing institution of marriage."
In recognizing there are bans on same-sex marriage in much of the country, we strongly advocate civil unions as an interim measure, provided it offers identical protections and benefits of heterosexual marriage laws...
Also in regards to "support" in Presidential elections vis a vis; W/HW Bush (withdrew support) McCain (gave support because of the marriage issue).
As far as the topic of this thread's concerned, they don't seem to have an official position on reproductive rights …either way.
You have researched it better than I have.