Water still wet.
Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law House Bill 2443, which makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus.
Opponents of the measure have questioned whether such a practice was really occurring.
Haha, Republicans confronting a problem that actually exists? Riiiight.
Republican supporters had said that statistics show a high percentage of abortions are being sought by minority women and that abortion clinics intentionally locate in minority areas.
They said statistics show that some populations are increasingly seeking abortions based on the fetus’ sex.
Democrats argue that statistics show that neither is happening.
Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, said he pushed the legislation because of fears women would choose to abort because they didn’t like the gender or the race of the baby.
Rep. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix, said the only proof Montenegro offered was a magazine article on such practices in China and India.
Okay, now you know how asinine this story really is. It’s very simple. Just as Maggie Gallagher only talks about black people when black churches are riling people up to vote against gay people, these wingnuts only “defend” black people [term applied very loosely] when it serves their patriarchal goals. I could say more about this, but I don’t need to, because Angry Black Lady’s rant on the subject is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen on the internetz:
First of all, how dare these Teabilly assholes pretend to care about the plight of the Negro, when the very same Teabillies are gutting and intend to further gut the social programs on which black and brown women rely in order to keep their babymakers in check? I mean, Jesus F. Bieber—how can they defund Planned Parenthood on the one hand but then deem the abortion rate in the black community to have reached such critical levels that it should be called genocide? How can they not see that these issues are directly related?! What the hell is wrong with them?! (That’s a rhetorical question.)
Second of all, how in THEE hell are they going to get inside an abortion doctor’s head to determine whether or not s/he would have been less inclined to perform the procedure had the fetus been of a different race? Are there scads of “Black Baby B’Gone” clinics from which this law is intended to protect black ladies?
Looky here: You’re not fooling anyone, assholes. It is plain that you are using this “black genocide” angle to push your anti-abortion agenda. How stupid do you think we are?
Furthermore, how stupid are you? If your little plan works, and brown women have fewer abortions, we’re just going to outbreed you! Yeah, let that little nugget of OMG! sink in for a while. You need to decide which you hate more: Brown people or dead babies.
I swear, I’m going to go have a half dozen babies tomorrow – out of spite.
“Black Baby B’Gone” = genius.
I’ve often pointed out that wingnuts are never wingnuts about just one thing, but that they tend to have insane beliefs about several things at a time. I’m upping that, in light of The Way Republicans Are These Days. Wingnuts are just insane all the way around. All of ‘em. And they’ll believe absolutely anything their Daddies tell ‘em, ‘cuz they’re dumb like that.