WV GOP Lawmaker: Rape - Awful, Resulting Child - Beautiful
Here we go again.
These people are not only not well, they are brainwashed. There is no other way to account for such dangerously brazen stupidity, and hatred.
And I will rise again to my soapbox to say that when sensible people (Democrats or otherwise), stay home during midterms, nutcases like Brian Kurcaba get elected across the country, as happened in 1994, 2010, and 2014.
The Republican Party may be irrelevant as a national party, in terms of their ability to win the White House, but as long as they continue to dominate state and local elections, as they did this last time, they are no less troubling.
The West Virginia House of Delegates began moving a bill Thursday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill is very similar to one that was passed last year, only to be vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.
The bill is one of 11 introduced so far this legislative session that seek to restrict women’s access to abortion.
A similar bill passed both houses of the Legislature last year with overwhelming bipartisan support but was vetoed by Tomblin, who said he had been advised that it was unconstitutional.
The House Health Committee held a public hearing on the bill before discussing it and ultimately passing it 20-5.
The public hearing had 25 speakers against the bill and 8 speaking in favor, although neither side seemed likely to change the other’s mind.
This year’s bill (HB2568) would ban abortions that occur more than 22 weeks after the woman’s last menstrual period. While that is a change in language from last year’s bill, it does not seem to be a change in practice, as the bill defines that time as “generally consistent with the time that is twenty weeks after fertilization.”
The bill contains some exceptions for medical emergencies or non-viable fetuses.
In medical emergencies the bill says, somewhat quizzically, that “an abortion …shall terminate the pregnancy in the manner which, in reasonable medical judgment, provides the best opportunity for the fetus to survive.”
An amendment from three Democratic delegates that would have added an exception for cases of rape or incest failed, largely along party lines.
“Obviously rape is awful …” said Delegate Brian Kurcaba, R-Monongalia. “What is beautiful is the child that could come from this.”
In all seriousness, who the fuck SAYS THIS KIND OF SHIT???
Hat tip: Think Progress
More: The Charleston Gazette