This year has been a bad one for women’s health, but there’s a bill sitting in committee in my home state of Georgia right now that takes the cake. This bill would make abortion (or as the bill calls it, “prenatal murder”) illegal in all instances and make abortion providers into felons. It gets worse. While this bill wouldn’t apply to miscarriages, they would have to be reported and investigated to make sure that there was no human involvement. This is especially worrisome, particularly because the cause of many miscarriages is unknown and the consequences of a miscarriage of unknown cause aren’t spelled out in the bill. Which way would be assumed if the cause is unknown? Clearly Representative Franklin thinks he’s a medical expert and has been hiding the cause of miscarriage the entire time. The bill would also add to the stress of grieving the miscarriage, especially since they often happen before a woman knows she’s pregnant. Franklin must have no respect for the women in his own life, much less the women of Georgia.
While this is scary, the really scary part is the “logic” behind the law. Yes, those quotation marks are necessary. The first few pages define a fetus as a person and state that the State of Georgia must protect all innocent life from conception to natural death. Does this mean they must protect ALL life, including animal life? Or bacterial life? Oh no, it’s just referring to human life. My chicken dinner wasn’t a crime. My eggs, however, will have to be investigated.
The bill also goes on to state that the Supreme Court had no right to hear Roe v. Wade, and Georgia wasn’t bound by the decision. No, Georgia. If you don’t like the decision, you can secede. You already did that once.
Then there’s the part where the bill says that abortion has caused a significant reduction of productive citizens. So they’re assuming every fetus will be a citizen? I’d like to hear their thoughts on fetuses who won’t be United States citizens when they’re born. Actually, that’s an interesting question; would the legislature feel the same way upon realizing this? While we’re playing this game, abortion has also caused a reduction of people who would grow up to become serial killers, terrorists, sexual predators, child molesters, and unproductive citizens who sit at home all day while receiving a check in the mail every week. It goes both ways. May the fetus you save be gay.
The entire bill is full of logic fail, but those are the major ones. I find myself wondering whether Rep. Franklin would be a troll if he weren’t in politics. The bill is that convoluted and badly written. There’s one glimmer of hope, though: it has no co-backers as of now and is still in committee. Therefore it has a long way to go before becoming law if it becomes law. We have plenty of time to speak up about it. Considering this is the same guy who is against public schools and driver’s licenses and has attempted to abolish the latter, maybe he won’t be taken seriously. I hope he’s not.