A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.I don't even know what to say anymore. I cannot conceive of one new way to say the same things I have said, at this point, literally hundreds of times before about this contemptible horseshit.
Faith2Action, the anti-abortion group that has targeted Ohio to pilot the measure, called the in-utero witness the youngest to ever come before the House Health Committee at 9 weeks old.
Faith2Action president Janet Folger Porter said the intent is to show lawmakers who will be affected by the bill, which abortion rights groups oppose. Ohio Right to Life has not endorsed the measure.
An aide to committee Chairman Lynn Wacxmlann said a pregnant woman will be brought before the committee and an ultrasound image of her uterus will be projected onto a screen. The heartbeat of the fetus will be visible in color.
This bill is nothing more than state-sponsored terrorism, in defense of an inherently violent ideology, and wheeling in a pregnant woman so her fetus can "testify" is a fucking sideshow—a red herring dressed as a rodeo clown to distract from the key principle at issue: Whether we acknowledge women as autonomous human beings with the right of self-determination and accord them the agency they deserve and a respect for their ability to make the best choices for themselves, or whether we fucking don't.