There are few things besides Charlton Heston and prostitutes that excite Republican politicians more than abortions. For decades, this single issue has dominated every Republican speech. It works. Most Republicans will cast their vote on the abortion issue alone. Who cares about your kid’s education or healthcare? Recently, Arkansas passed bill H.B. 1566. The bill is a provision under the Arkansas Final Disposition Rights Act of 2009. HuffingtonPost article
No one should have a problem with the Disposition Act of 2009. It simply states that when someone dies, his or her family members must agree on what to do with the body.
It was only a matter of time before some Arkansas politician realized the stipulations of that law covering a fetus. Now in Arkansas, if a woman wants an abortion, she must first get a written note from whoever the father of that fetus may be.
As with most half-ass republican laws, the consequences of this bill will be horrific. As a result of this bill, some women will be forced to endure a torture worse than wedging pins beneath their fingernails. Of course, none of the Republicans who signed the bill have to worry about that. I’m sure their daughters will be spared the grief as well.
As a result of this legislation, a raped victim will need the consent of the person who raped her or is forced to give birth to the child. For the rest of her life, every time she looks at her child’s face, she will be reminded of the most terrible thing to ever happen to her. In addition, a one night stand can become a lifetime of frustration.
What good will come of this?
I get it. If the man’s permission is required, maybe there will be fewer abortions. How much less? I can’t imagine any person forcing a woman to mother a child if she wants to abort the fetus. It must be such a small number, I wonder how effective the bill will be.
I get it. If the bill saves one fetus, then it is worth it. I’m sure those women whose lives will be ruined as a result of having to mother the child, would disagree.
As I said, none of those Republican politicians who signed this bill will have to worry about that!
All we can do for these poor women, whose lives will be ruined, just because some Arkansas politician shuckster wanted some votes, is pray. Tonight, pray that these innocent women will be spared from such torment. Also, pray that these politicians get a taste of the pain that their legislation invites.
Vice President Mike Pence must have had something to do with the passing of this bill. He is the biggest opponent of abortions. Read my article from a few months ago, Who Killed More People? Jeffrey Dahmer or Mike Pence? While Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence was so against abortions that he emptied funding for Planned Parenthood. As we all know, these facilities are not just used for abortion. HIV rates soared in the regions with no Planned Parenthood, and no place to get tested or clean needles. For a while, Indiana was under a national crisis. So many people died. When push comes to shove, the people who died probably wouldn’t have voted for Pence. Republicans probably would have labeled the people who died as “welfare babies”.
Essentially, the Republican politicians who enacted these laws had nothing to do with the people who died. Maybe if they did, they wouldn’t have passed these laws.