Georgia Legislator Wants To Investigate Miscarriages, Create Uterus Police
From Daily Kos:
Franklin’s H1 basically says that GA has a duty to protect all innocent life from the moment of conception until natural death (yet he also proposed a bill last session that would forbid the CDC from requiring mandatory flu vaccinations in a pandemic; apparently preventing massive deaths from a pandemic don’t come under the heading of protecting life). He announces that we all know life begins at conception, and that abortion is “prenatal homicide”. Furthermore, he states that a fetus is (or should be) a person under GA law, and thus entitled to equal protection under the law (yet gay adults shouldn’t be allowed to marry, according to Representative Franklin, under that same equal protection clause in the GA constitution).
But not content with ignoring federal law on t he matter, he proceeds to take on the SCOTUS and Roe v. Wade. Just because SCOTUS can’t define when life begins, doesn’t mean that GA can’t,s since we all know it begins at conception. Because some idiot like him, who graduated from a damned Bible college and who isn’t a lawyer, obviously knows more about constitutional law than the Supreme Court. According to he esteemed but not terribly smart Mr. Franklin, the federal government is only allowed to handle five crimes—and murder isn’t one of them (yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds). Since abortion is murder of a “pre-natal human being” GA can and will criminalize it.
According to this law, any human intervention other than delivering a living fetus is a crime. Every physician must make an equal effort to save the life of mother and fetus, but if the fetus does die after such an effort, it isn’t a crime. It allows an exception for spontaneous abortion AKA miscarriage—but only if there is no human intervention involved.
That banging sound you hear is me beating my head against the stone wall of sheer stupidity.
It goes on to state that any attempt to remove a fetus from the mother except to facilitate a live birth is murder. The doctor MUST do everything to save the life of both fetus and mother, but if the fetus doesn’t survive despite this, it’s not a crime. Abortion is now a form of murder.
The bill itself can be found here.
There aren’t enough words in the English language to express my disgust and rage over this nonsense. This is the party of smaller, more limited government and individual rights? Really? I call bullshit.
Oh, and here’s a shocker— the legislator proposing this bill is the same nutjob who wants to say that there’s no such thing as a rape victim.