A Republican supermajority has muscled two of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in years through the Virginia House, including one that would all but outlaw the procedure in the state by declaring that the rights of persons apply from the moment sperm and egg unite.
The bills passed over bitter yet futile objections from Democrats. And one GOP delegate caused the House to ripple when he said most abortions come as "matters of lifestyle convenience."
Del. Bob Marshall's House Bill 1 on personhood at conception passed on a 66-32 vote. And on a 63-36 vote, the House passed a bill that requires women to have a "transvaginal ultrasound" before undergoing abortions......
A Republican in the Virginia House, Delegate Todd Gilbert, made a comment that showed his lack of understanding for women who are faced with making a decision about an abortion. Todd Gilbert said, according to USA Today, "But in the vast majority of these cases, these are matters of lifestyle convenience."
If you'd like to contact Todd Gilbert and share your opinion, here is his contact information:
Phone: (540) 459-7550 and Email: email@example.com
McDonnell, the Virginia Republican governor wants to be a vice presidential candidate. If Bob McDonnell is a candidate for Vice President, there could be an incredible amount of bumper stickers that would remind every woman in the country that McDonnell supports women being forcibly assaulted with a "transvaginal ultrasound." If you are unsure what a "transvaginal ultrasound" is, Google it.
The "Puppetmaster" is a great nickname for Grover Norguist. David Frum's article at the Daily Beast quotes some shocking things from Norquist from CPAC:
All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.
The requirement for president?
Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.
Grover Norquist believes that Romney is a weak, easily manipulated, non-thinker that will do whatever he is told. That is a great endorsement. Norquist just revealed a lot about Romney and what he'd do as President.