Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This Sonogram Clearly Shows the Head Inserted in the Ass

Thank you, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, for protecting Texas from its own legislators.

They devour brains, you know.
 Judge Sparks has struck down parts of the worst law ever, also known as the "LOOK AT THE FETUS, BITCH" law. The law, which was passed with mind-numbing ease by the Texas Legislature earlier this year and would have taken effect tomorrow, would have required a woman seeking an abortion to first pay for a sonogram and be forced to watch and listen to a description of its limbs and organs by the attending physician. Even if she didn't want to. Even if the sonogram wasn't medically necessary. Even if the doctor didn't want or determine a need to provide such a verbal description. All this in the name of preventing abortions empowering women to make informed decisions.

So many pretty purses!
Can I get a sonogram to help me choose?
The court determined that the law as written "compels physicians to advance an ideological agenda with which they may not agree, regardless of any medical necessity, and irrespective of whether the pregnant women wish to listen." Yes, it took a federal judge to come to that conclusion. I guess all the first-year Constitutional law students were busy.

"Working with Legislators 101"
 Texas Governor Dick Perry (it's Dick, right? Definitely Dick) immediately called the ruling "a great disappointment to all Texans who stand in defense of life." He then shot a pistol into the air and invited reporters to check out the rack on a young woman passing by the press room.

Texas is going to appeal the ruling, blah blah blah. But in the meantime, pregnant women and their doctors retain the right to determine appropriate treatment without involving some stranger's political agenda. What a concept. Like Gov. Perry's Presidential campaign, it may not last long, so enjoy the novelty while you can.

1 comment:

  1. Here in Tennessee we've made it illegal for teachers to acknowledge anything other than heterosexuality in grades K-8.

    Really? The gay agenda was so pervasive we had to legislate?


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