New Hampshire 4th-Graders Wrote a Cute Bill, Then Watched as Lawmakers Mocked and Killed It
nh1.com’s Shari Small explains that the students had proposed House Bill 373, which would name the red-tailed hawk as the official “state raptor” of New Hampshire. The bill cleared the Environment and Agriculture committee, leading to a floor debate in which Rep. Warren Groen (R-Rochester) decided to make an extended joke about the red-tailed hawk and Planned Parenthood that also, in all likelihood, taught the children what abortion is:
“[The Red Tail Hawk] grasps [its prey] with its talons then uses its razor sharp beak to basically tear it apart limb by limb, and I guess the shame about making this a state bird is it would serve as a much better mascot for Planned Parenthood.”
What a dick.