Originally Posted by Crazedclerkthe2nd
And the War on Women continues. This is an email sent out by an Arizona lawmaker saying women should be forced to watch an abortion performed before having one:
“Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a “surgical procedure”. If it’s not a life it shouldn’t matter, if it doesn’t harm a woman then she shouldn’t care, and don’t we want more transparency and education in the medical profession anyway? We demand it everywhere else.
Until the dead child can tell me that she/he does not feel any pain - I have no intentions of clearing the conscience of the living - I will be voting YES.”
The lawmaker in question is Republican Terri Proud - A WOMAN.
One thing that sort of makes sense is that those who want a "moral" abortion might actually learn something from watching an abortion being performed before they have one themselves.
Although I do have to wonder: down here, RU-486 is legal in very early abortions (up to around 9-10 weeks I think) and from what I've heard, at that stage, it's basically like having a huge period (not trying to diminish abortion here, just going off of what I know). So are they going to basically make someone watch someone else basically expel blood?
And from what I am aware of, a foetus does not develop the capacity to feel pain until around the third trimester. By then, anyone wanting an abortion for the sake of getting rid of a child is just being plain stupid. (I am NOT referring to abortions performed for the sake of the mother's health or because the baby has died in utero)