Race-Based Abortion Bill Passes in State Senate. Non-Existent Problem (Almost) Solved

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(Gulp) Good news, Arizona -- we're one step closer to solving a problem that doesn't actually exist in the Grand Canyon State: gender and race-based abortions.

The Arizona Senate -- which apparently thinks its oversight extends to regions of China, where these types of abortions are actually a problem -- passed a bill yesterday that would require women seeking an abortion to promise via-their signature that they're not ending their pregnancies for the aforementioned reasons. Anyone determined to be having an abortion for either reason could be hit with a felony.

As we've mentioned in prior posts on the subject, race and gender-based abortions may be a problem in places like India and China, but there's no evidence to suggest it's a problem here in Arizona.

"There is no indication that this is even an issue," Planned Parenthood Arizona spokeswoman Cynde Cerf told New Times last month.

Cerf, rather, feels that the bill "is just to further damage the reputations of women who get an abortion."

Phoenix Republican Senator Nancy Barto disagrees.

"This legislation really is needed," Barto told the Arizona Republic yesterday. "Sex-selection abortions are happening in this country, and it is time we address it head-on."

Asking people to sign a form is (ahem) really tackling the issue. In other words, lying on a form about why you want an abortion is pretty easy to do, so in reality, this is simply a symbolic jab at women who get abortions. Or, in the words of Senator Kyrsten Sinema,"this legislation spreads myths that are untrue, and the implication that women make decisions based on these motives in our country is offensive."

Not to mention another minor problem -- let's say a woman and her significant other have a falling out after learning they're pregnant. What's to stop a woman's bitter baby-daddy from falsely reporting that his ex is having an abortion based on race or gender out of spite? As hard as it is to prove someone's having an abortion for one of those reasons, it's equally difficult to prove that they're not (discussions families have about abortion often happen face to face and don't leave a paper trail).

Ready for the kicker? If this bill becomes law, which it likely will following a final House vote and a few flicks of the pen from Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona will become the first state in the country to make sex or race-based abortions a crime -- thus furthering the state's reputation as epicenter of far-right-wing whack job-ism.
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Kegrz
Kegrz

My question is this: If I were to become pregnant, and for whatever reason I am dissatisfied with the gender or race of my child, then I abort it after signing this contract... WHO'S GONNA KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

Do it on-line, use a condom
Do it on-line, use a condom

Just think - when they market Virtual Reality Sex in a couple of more years, we will never again have to worry about pissing off God with aborting our fetuses.Everyone will be fucking their computers, and far as I know, you can't get 'em pregnant.And by 2025, we will have humanoids to fuck. Oh boy !!!Once we've learned to create human life, we won't need God anymore anyway.Ain't technology great ?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Stop thinking with your dick!

Online Hardon
Online Hardon

My dick has a right to think. It's the part of me that's always workin

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Well that is precisely the problem with Arizona right wing politicians, they think with the little head instead of the big one, exept of course Governor Jan "Drunk Puppet" Brewer, she is just a "headless body".

GuestMcGuesterson
GuestMcGuesterson

Keep on solving the issues Repubs. you're really making progress.I hope Baja Arizona becomes something more than a dream.. I'd move in a heartbeat.Recall these worthless troglodytes!

Coz
Coz

Hey, Phoenix Republican Senator Nancy Barto, how about you just stay out of every other woman's womb but your own.

That's what's really needed

Native Guns
Native Guns

Hmmmm.........I'm a bit perplexed. I am not so sure as to what to make of this. So in other words, the Reich Wingnutz in the legistlature have this fear that there is growing trend that White unborn babies are being aborted and they want to make it a crime? Its not crystal clear on which gender and especially the race of unborn babies that are being aborted daily, to warrant such a bill.

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