Georgia Representative Wants To Investigate All Miscarriages

Do we need to have a full investigation when a woman miscarries to ensure she did not actually purposefully induce an abortion?  If you’re Bobby Franklin, a Georgia Representative, your answer would be “yes.”

Via JoeMyGod:

Not only does whackadoodle Georgia state Rep. Bobby Franklin want abortion classified as murder, according to his latest bill, the police will have to investigate all miscarriages to ensure that they were “spontaneous.” Here’s the complete bill. Via Daily Kos:

Franklin wants to create a Uterus Police to investigate miscarriages, and requires that any time a miscarriage occurs, whether in a hospital or without medical assistance, it must be reported and a fetal death certificate issued. If the cause of death is unknown, it must be investigated. If the woman can’t tell how it happened, than those Uterus Police can ask family members and friends how it happened. Hospitals are required to keep records of anyone who has a spontaneous abortion and report it. Yup, we’ve been waiting for someone to suggest this–and Franklin has. Needless to say, there are no exceptions allowed. Not for rape victims. Not for incest victims. Not to save the life and health of the mother (the fetus must get equal care).

One in three pregnancies end in miscarriage. As a woman who miscarried in the fall of 2009, I cannot tell you how utterly disgusted by the thought that someone would even consider proposing such a bill.  Many women after miscarriage already blame themselves, wondering if they had done something wrong that accidentally caused them to lose a very wanted child. 

This bill would treat every woman as a potential criminal at a time when they are already at their most emotionally vulnerable.  But that’s just another day in the war against women for the country’s Republican party.

Tell Georgia Legislators: Don’t make miscarriage a capital crime.

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Donna Kuck
Donna Kuck3 years ago

When is enough ENOUGH? As a medical professional, I find this politician's ignorance of basic human reproduction facts amazing. It is time for us to really look at the political,and educational systems and realize that we all share some blame. We elect these idiots, after all. We don't insist that our children be taught the facts of life about their own bodies. We allow these people to foist their religious agendas on our kids because we don't want to violate their sensibilities. If we are a nation based on the separation of Church and State, why don't we get real about separating religious bias from medical and scientific fact?

I have no problem with whatever YOU believe in, as long as you don't try to impose that belief on me or my kids - flying in the face of proven medical and scientific facts.

roseann c.
roseann c.3 years ago

Next he will claim it is a ''jobs'' bill.Steve is quite right ignorance knows no boundaries.I live in a north eastern state and Rick the ICK comes from here.He is another who wants to regulate our wombs our bedrooms and our kid's education.A religious freak..screaming about freedom while turning it around 100 years.He doesn't believe a woman is capable of being a president or should be a president..hates the gay..wants a war with Iran oh yeah ignorance knows no boundaries.

G C.3 years ago

Wow, another ridiculous politician at their finest.......gag!

Charli Stubbs
Charlotte S.3 years ago

And just where are we going to get the money to do this. We don't have money to pay for food stamps, housing or healthcare but we can waste money and resources to investigate miscarriages? and how exactly are you going to do this? What next investigations into people bedsheets to make sure no one is ejaculating while they're sleeping thus killing innocent sperm? I think the time has come to get everyone one of these NUTS out of office. Let them create their own country outside the US and hopefully no women will join them. They are no different then the Taliban or other fanatics destroying this world.

Marsha S.
Grover Syck4 years ago

Another far fight ass showing off.

If it is not your body, it is none of your business.

tian y.
Past Member 4 years ago

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jane richmond
jane richmond4 years ago

Can we use this money for education instead?

Lori Esposito
Lori E.4 years ago

This is insane!

Norma V.
Norma Villarreal4 years ago

Disgraceful and ridiculous idea....

Angela I.
Angela I.4 years ago

This is disgusting. It is total ignorance on the part of the politician. Spontaneous Abortion is the medical term for miscarriage, not a woman having a spur of the moment abortion.