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Colorado House passes ‘First Degree Homicide of the Unborn Child’ bill

The womb-controlling fixation continues. While the state Senate may kill this atrocity, njcronk at DKos points out, it’s just the latest in the unending effort by the uterine control police, a.k.a Teabagger legislators – 135 bills attacking reproductive freedom have passed nationwide.

Here’s the lunacy of Colorado’s HB-1130, as described by State Rep Daniel Kagan (D):

“…we were unable to prevent the Republican majority in the House from passing on second reading the First Degree Homicide of the Unborn Child bill. Under some circumstances, it makes both termination of pregnancy and the use of the morning after pill a homicide. It also confers personhood on a newly fertilized egg.”

I’m still aghast at the ignorance of the reproductive system of women in the context of this crap. If fertilization = personhood, then any spontaneous abortion that occurs naturally, or say, in the case of an IVF failure, surely would need to result in a state investigation to ensure that the woman and doctor aren’t in cahoots to deny the zygote life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

It’s already been determined by some lawmakers that it’s AOK for the state to violate a woman with a state sanctioned invasion of her privates with a transvaginal probe to check on the person-zygote’s safety, so I’m waiting for the next round of legislation that will make tampon- and sanitary-pad checking part of a job-creation package. After all, we’re going to need a lot of new state workers to attend to protecting these fertilized eggs. Is this what the GOP had in mind?

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