Memo to the Louisiana Legislature: ‘Eugenics’ is not a French Female Name

It is, however, what at least one Louisiana legislator is wanting to enshrine as state law:

Louisiana State Rep John Labruzzo (R) has introduced “feticide” legislation to ban all abortion in his state and sentence women and doctors who violate the ban to 15 years hard labor. The law would make no exceptions for cases of danger to the health of the mother, incest or rape, and would essentially be an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade in the state of Louisiana.

In previous attempts to manipulate, penalize and reward women’s reproductive choices, Labruzzo has also suggested Louisiana law should pay poor women to be sterilized and well-to-do women to crank out more financially secure kids into the American gene-pool.

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied…

It also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.


Getting some more taxes out of those who have gamed the system to become immorally wealthy by exporting jobs and thereby ensuring that even many of those who are college-educated have no incomes at all was never an option?  You just decided that it would be better to pack up your entire state and transport it to 1935 Germany?


And before there’s a fit of Godwin’s Law intonations, do bear in mind that the New Orleans suburb represented by LaBruzzo is the same one that David Duke represented during his brief tenure in the Louisiana Legislature in the early 1990s.  It isn’t a Godwin’s Law violation to invoke Nazi Germany when you’re actually talking about Nazis – old or new, uniformed or white-sheeted – and Former-Rep. Duke has left Metairie as a permanent Godwin’s Law exception (I won’t pile on by noting what Duke’s immediate successor to that seat, a predecessor of LaBruzzo’s has done; but, I will note that there is no “Godwin’s Diaper Law.”)

I’m just history-in’.

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