Yet another in the seemingly endless series of posts on USian abortion insanity. This one from Missouri.
It was a fairly uneventful debate last night, during a hearing Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Lee’s Summit, dubbed “abortion night.”
That is, it was uneventful until Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, asked a question of Planned Parenthood lobbyist Michelle Trupiano.
Trupiano was lobbying against two bills. One, sponsored by Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Peters, would require abortion providers to ask women seeking an abortion why they were seeking the abortion, and another bill by Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, that would increase the state’s existing informed consent law.
After Trupiano stated her concerns with the two bills, Cunningham asked her:
“Have you ever had an abortion?”
The Senate Lounge became very quiet at that point. Trupiano told Cunningham that the answer to that question was none of her business, at which point Cunningham got a bit combative until Bartle reminded her to allow witnesses to answer the questions asked of them.