February 25th, 2011

sarah's monkey

Death penalty for exercising Constitutional rights...and beyond

Recently I became outraged by Representative Bobby Franklin's attempts to make miscarriages punishable by death. You can read all about it here. Though a small, secret part of me is happy because I believe, or fervently hope, that this will be the death knell of the anti-choice movement. Franklin's idiotic bill takes anti-abortion to its logical extreme. If abortion is murder, then a miscarriage is manslaughter. And since women may conceive and miscarry without knowing it, every woman must be examined every month to be sure she did not murder a zygote American unknowingly. It is my hope that rational minded people will see this, and by extension the entire anti-abortion movement, as the farce that they are.