The Party of Death

From TPM:

The controversy over “forcible rape” may be over, but now there’s a new Republican-sponsored abortion bill in the House that pro-choice folks say may be worse: this time around, the new language would allow hospitals to let a pregnant woman die rather than perform the abortion that would save her life.

The sponsor of H.R. 358, Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) is a vocal member of the House’s anti-abortion wing. A member of the bipartisan Pro-Life Caucus and a co-sponsor of H.R 3 — the bill that added “forcible rape” to the lexicon this week — Pitts is no stranger to the abortion debate. But pro-choice advocates say his new law goes farther than any other bill has in encroaching on the rights of women to obtain an abortion when their health is at stake. They say the bill is giant leap away from accepted law, and one they haven’t heard many in the pro-life community openly discuss before.

“This is really out there,” Donna Crane, policy director at NARAL Pro-Choice America told TPM. “I haven’t seen this before.”

Crane said she’s been a pro-choice advocate “for a long time,” yet she’s never seen anti-abortion bill as brazenly attacking the health of the mother exemption as Pitts’ bill has.

Clearly, the answer ro Keith Olbermann’s question, “Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?” is: In the upcoming funeral industry boom.


Gee, I wrote that last sentence before looking at the comments section at TPM.  Clearly, I’m not the only one who sees where the employment boom is going to be.  “mcc” notes:

 “Today’s jobs report reveals far too many people remain out of work; that’s why all our efforts are centered around jobs

– Eric Cantor, about 7 hours ago on Twitter

To which “JSDC007” replied:

I guess he means the new jobs created in the Funeral Home industry.

One Response to The Party of Death

  1. genderqueer riff raff says:

    According to Huffington Post, the language of “forcible rape” (just writing that idiocy out is crazy making) is not out of the bill. Really these people are fuckin with our lives , and not doing a damn thing to help anyone but themselves. I did read that 16 GOP freshman declined the Federal Health Insurance I say good, let em see what Health Insurance Policies cost as they are obviously living on some other planet anyway. John Hanky Boner did set the House schedule to make sure nothing gets accomplished every two weeks they all go home for a week. Scuttlebutt is though a sex scandal is brewing for him – lets see how long his reign of idiocy lasts.

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