Tuesday, June 18, 2013

He Said What?

The House Republicans are working on another bill to limit a woman's reproductive decisions. There have been all types of stupid comments made by Republican men on the topics of women, their reproductive system, and biology.


As the House of Representatives gears up for Tuesday’s debate on HR 1797, a bill that would outlaw virtually all abortions 20 weeks post fertilization, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued in favor of banning abortions even earlier in pregnancy because, he said, male fetuses that age were already, shall we say, spanking the monkey.

“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?”

Do you know the craziest thing about these comments by Rep. Burgess? According to his bio, Michael C. Burgess is an OB-GYN medical doctor. Does he have no empathy for his patients and their lives?

This bill latest bill from the Republicans is just a step toward their ultimate goal---trying  to limit access to birth control pills.