Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Republican War on Women: Ohio Wants Abortion (please don't call it a) Registry and Paid Burials

This is the thirty-sixth in a series of articles on the subjects of women, abortion rights and the Republican Party. 

Republicans continue to say they don’t have to change their core principles, they only have to change the language they use to get their message out.  One perception they want to alter is the idea that they are running a “War on Women”.  Looking at the news over the past few years, I’d say the Republican Party has a long way to go on this subject.
  • Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky): “Talk about a manufactured issue.  There is no issue.” 
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:  “It’s a fiction.”
Ohio Opens a New Front

what eye thynk:  Ohio wasted tax-payer money investigating Planned Parenthood clinics within its borders based on debunked anti-abortion videos, and found that Planned Parenthood clinics were guilty of zero violations according to Ohio law.  And this despite the exceptional number of abortion prohibitions passed by the Ohio legislature under the care of Republican Governor John Kasich.  Well, obviously, Ohio needs more laws!  
The latest brainchild of the Ohio Republican party is a new bill that will require women to authorize and ultimately be financially responsible for the burial or cremation of their 'child.'
Republican thinking:  Let's see...ummmmmm.  How about this--We love money, poor women who use Planned Parenthood don't have any, so let's pass a law that says they can't have an abortion unless they get some!  Brilliant!  Write that down and we'll all vote for it.
...The bill would require women to sign a form, meaning there has to be some kind of record-keeping, but the creepy weirdos who introduced this idiocy promise that doesn't constitute a 'registry.'...
...Representative Robert McColley (R) says there are still details to work out...such as whether there would be specific cemeteries for the bodies or places where cremains could be spread.  Right now, in Ohio, he says the state does not record the names of women who get abortions and he says while the state would require all women to sign this form, the goal would not be to start a statewide registry of sorts...
Oh, oh, oh, I know.  (Picture handwaving here.) Let's make them sign a registry--but don't call it that, women will hate it--we'll then have a lasting record of every Ohio woman who has this private medical procedure. Doctor/patient confidentiality doesn't apply to us!  Ha, ha!  If we all think together on this, I'm sure we can come up with a way to  leak  use that information.  In the meantime, we'll all practice our "so sorry, we don't know how that happened" faces.
...Gabriel Mann of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio said:
"This law that Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliates have been following has been in effect for 40 years, 3 months and 14 days and nobody had any problems with them following this law until Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine had to announce that Planned Parenthood was following the law.  And he got very frustrated by the fact that he had to tell the truth and now they need a new law."
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The Republican War on Women is "fiction?"


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