Louie Gohmert: Women Should Be Forced to Give Birth Even if the Baby Is Doomed to Die in Agony
We laugh at Texas Gongressmoron Louie Gohmert a lot, because he comes out with so many deliciously stupid remarks. But this story is a reminder that, comical though he may be, Gohmert is also a first class heartless Republican bastard, as he tells a woman who had a medically necessary late term abortion that she should have carried the baby to term — even though the child had no chance of surviving and would have died in agony.
Ms. Zink, having my great sympathy and empathy both. I still come back wondering, shouldn’t we wait… and see if the child can survive before we decide to rip him apart? So, these are ethical issues, they’re moral issues, they’re difficult issues, and the parents should certainly be consulted. But it just seems like, it’s a more educated decision if the child is in front of you to make those decisions.
Good grief. I tried to come up with a snarky ending, but all I can think is “what a horrible, horrible person.” There’s something seriously wrong with Gohmert — and he’s far from the only right wing Congressman with these sickening misogynist views.