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Georgia Lawmaker: Pregnant Women Just Like Pigs, Cows

Georgia Lawmaker: Pregnant Women Just Like Pigs, Cows

Republican lawmakers are so intent on controlling women’s reproduction that they are going so far as to propose legislation that would prohibit abortions even in the case when a woman knows she is carrying a stillborn.

Introduced by Georgia State Rep. Terry England (R) HB 954 makes it illegal to obtain an abortion after 20 weeks even if the woman is carrying a stillborn fetus or the baby is otherwise not expected to live to term. England made clear just what he thinks of women during a floor speech in support of his measure.

ďLife gives us many experiencesÖIíve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive. Delivering pigs, dead or alive. It breaks our hearts to see those animals not make it.Ē

Lovely. Rep. England just compared pregnant women to livestock.

Since Republicans have even pushed abortion bills though agriculture committees, I suppose this is a consistent position for the right. Women should, by these measures, have about the same rights as common farm animals.

Of course, carrying a stillborn fetus to term can bring significant risk to a pregnant woman including infections leading to death. And recommending continuing a non-viable pregnancy is a violation of the standard of care, meaning the Georgia Representative would like to legislate medical malpractice standards despite the fact that England is not a doctor.

Heck, England isn’t even a veterinarian, but for some reason he thinks he’s qualified to legislate medical care. And that right there sums up the level of concern for women’s lives these anti-choice lawmakers possess.

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6:19PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Sounds like he has about the intelligence of a cow. Hmmm When you stop to think about it maybe the cow is smarter. Tells you a lot about what he thinks of half the population! Makes you wonder if and where he went to school .

5:02PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Before Roe vs Wade the fetus I was carrying died in my fourth month. The law, however, said I was still pregnant andforbid my doctor from removing it from my body. The danger to my physical health from infection was immense. Who are these men who tie the hands of doctors, and when are the women (and men who love us) going to get mad and vote them OUT?

3:04PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

We are not cows and pigs..and even at that ....cows and pigs should not even have to carry dead babies in their wombs....my...I did not know about this.

3:02PM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Georgia lawmaker needs to have a fetus implanted in his belly and see how it feels to carry a still born child. ick. This man and these fanatics are absolutely wrong. If a child dies in the womb the child needs to be taken and given his / her God given right to a funeral and burial..staying in the womb is not an option...who are these sick people....THESE FANATICS KEEP COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK...ICK ICK ICK,........

8:53AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

why do people vote for these idiots, its incredible that these lawmakers are worried about unborn but do not care about those children who are living in poverty; help them and stay out of my body. also why force a someone to carry a dead fetus, what about her mental health, these people are backwards. maybe these guys should learn to put a condom on their penis and maybe on their mouths so we dont have to listen to their stupidity

6:19AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Where's respect?

8:07PM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Wow?!

8:07PM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Wow?!

7:13PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Disgusting

12:22PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Republicans are scumbags!

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