Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation
The controversies have inspired opponents in the legislatures to put forward their own bills and amendments, in order to highlight the unfairness of these bills to women.
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#1 Mar 9, 2012
After the Republicans lost the 'birth control ' battle with the Obama administration , I'm not even sure what the Republicans are going for at this point. All I know is that if it relates to women, they're against it. Kansas legislature contemplates allowing (and requiring) doctors to lie to women
" The sweeping anti-abortion bill working its way through the Kansas Legislature would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victims.
Buried in the 69-page bill being considered by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee are several provisions, in fact, that opponents say would increase taxes on those who seek abortions. The tax sections do not include exemptions for women who want an abortion after a sexual assault or to end a life-threatening pregnancy.
That's great, that's just great. Are you going to die because of complications of your pregnancy? Well, now there's a tax for that. Raped? Yeah, we have a Rape Tax now. Not for the perpetrators of rape, of course—only for the victims.
You would think that the anti-any-tax-for-any-reason leveling a new (Rush-Limbaugh-Approved-Word) Tax, or Rape Tax, or Save Your Damn Life Tax would maybe be the most offensive thing they could come up with. But this is Kansas, where murdering abortion-providing doctors is fine with some measurable slice of the Republican population, so there's really no lower bound on how low the state legislature is allowed to go."
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