Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The Senate Lounge became very quiet. . .

No shit.

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.

Stunning, innit?


900ft Jesus said...

some one left a comment at my place once saying the abortion issue is so sixties and that I should just drop it.

I wish it could be dropped where it is now legal, but what you wrote here shows that the right to choose will always have to be defended.

effing jerks.

fern hill said...

Ain't it the truth, 900ft?

It's so wearying to be fighting the same battles over and over and over. But we've gotta do it. Because THEY sure as hell ain't giving up.

My next post is an update on the 'personhood' idiocy, aka, Every Sperm Is Sacred. Ginormous waste of time, energy, and money, but it's gotta be fought.

Lindsay Stewart said...

she should have asked the senator if she'd ever had an orgasm, equally relevant.

fern hill said...

Lindsay Stewart: LOL. (And glad I didn't have a mouthful of coffee.)

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