Thursday, May 26, 2011

Meanwhile, in Kansas: Plan for Getting Raped as For Flat Tires

The local Republicans have been busy on the forced-birth front:
Kansas legislators approved a ban Friday on insurance companies offering abortion coverage as part of their general health plans except when a woman's life is at risk, capping a string of for abortion rights opponents in the four months since sympathetic Gov. Sam Brownback took office.
Remember Brownback? He sure remembers women, those aquaria for unborn babies.

But what is truly fascinating about this article is the end:
And Rep. Barbara Bollier, a Mission Hills Republican who supports abortion rights, questioned whether women would buy abortion-only policies long before they have crisis or unwanted pregnancies or are rape victims.
During the House's debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: "We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?"
Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that they have no control over with a pregnancy?"
DeGraaf drew groans of protest from some House members when he responded, "I have spare tire on my car."
"I also have life insurance," he added. "I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.
Bolds are mine.

Schedule your pap smears, plan your budget and don't forget to buy extra coverage for future rape consequences! After all, we keep spare tires in the car!

I don't really know what to call this man. A rotting anal plague?
Via Think Progress.