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(Talking Points Memo)   Taking a break from the Gentler, Kinder, Less Rapey GOP Re-branding Tour, Michigan Republicans introduce a bill mandating transvaginal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions   ( tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2013-02-06 04:45:09 PM  
Republicans have obviously never had a transvag ultrasound.
 
2013-02-06 04:48:43 PM  
Because spending is out of control.
 
2013-02-06 04:50:15 PM  
Michigan is weird.
 
2013-02-06 04:53:46 PM  

browneye: Michigan is Republicans are weird.



FTFY
 
2013-02-06 04:57:01 PM  
Didn't someone just mention earlier today how nice it was the GOP was taking a break from focusing on rape?  So much for that.
 
2013-02-06 05:01:42 PM  
I..I just don't understand this. This VERY ISSUE cost them in the most recent election. Female legislators introduced bills requiring prostate exams for Viagra. Republican governors were forced to back down sheepishly and admit they had no idea what this mean.

Why..why would they bring this back up?
 
2013-02-06 05:02:41 PM  

what_now: I..I just don't understand this. This VERY ISSUE cost them in the most recent election. Female legislators introduced bills requiring prostate exams for Viagra. Republican governors were forced to back down sheepishly and admit they had no idea what this mean.

Why..why would they bring this back up?


Because the children!!!
 
2013-02-06 05:06:30 PM  

what_now: I..I just don't understand this. This VERY ISSUE cost them in the most recent election. Female legislators introduced bills requiring prostate exams for Viagra. Republican governors were forced to back down sheepishly and admit they had no idea what this mean.

Why..why would they bring this back up?


Because repeating the exact same thing over and over while expecting different results seems incredibly smart to them
 
2013-02-06 05:10:10 PM  

what_now: I..I just don't understand this. This VERY ISSUE cost them in the most recent election. Female legislators introduced bills requiring prostate exams for Viagra. Republican governors were forced to back down sheepishly and admit they had no idea what this mean.

Why..why would they bring this back up?


Because they don't think they're wrong.
 
2013-02-06 05:13:17 PM  

what_now: Why..why would they bring this back up?


Because they like rape.
 
2013-02-06 05:16:26 PM  

what_now: I..I just don't understand this. This VERY ISSUE cost them in the most recent election. Female legislators introduced bills requiring prostate exams for Viagra. Republican governors were forced to back down sheepishly and admit they had no idea what this mean.

Why..why would they bring this back up?


It is a different state.  I could only conclude that they think it will play in their districts.  Yet another reason to add to the list to never go to rural michigan.
 
2013-02-06 05:34:11 PM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-06 05:47:22 PM  
This is a really interesting political science experiment. A sort of... Let's see what happens when we combine rape with a normal medical procedure. This is a terrible proposal for a law.

Goddammitsomuch. Who let the interns draft the Republicans' bills again?!
 
2013-02-06 05:53:06 PM  
What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.
 
2013-02-06 05:59:55 PM  
Promising a chicken on every conservative cawk.
 
2013-02-06 05:59:59 PM  

HOORAY SMALL GOVERNMENT!!

 
2013-02-06 06:07:17 PM  
Unless I missed something in the article, once again it appears that pregnant victims of rape or incest will also be required to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. Trauma heaped on trauma.

They should require each and everyone of those who wrote the bill, plus anyone who approves of it to personally witness the reaction of a rape or incest victim when this procedure is forced upon them.
 
2013-02-06 06:07:46 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: HOORAY SMALL GOVERNMENT!!

 
2013-02-06 06:09:00 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: HOORAY SMALL GOVERNMENT!!


Well, at any rate hopefully small enough to fit in one's vagina.
 
2013-02-06 06:11:44 PM  

maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.


Would you let somebody look you I the eye while they have a rod in your ass and are telling you all about the circumcision you are about to have?

Far as I care, it's about the same level of necessity to have a transvaginsl ultrasound before an abortion

Because, you know, they are legal and all.
 
2013-02-06 06:12:40 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Unless I missed something in the article, once again it appears that pregnant victims of rape or incest will also be required to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. Trauma heaped on trauma.

They should require each and everyone of those who wrote the bill, plus anyone who approves of it to personally witness the reaction of a rape or incest victim when this procedure is forced upon them.


Do you WANT to give these assholes woodies?
 
2013-02-06 06:13:16 PM  
its like the GOP can't help itself - they HAVE to degrade women every chance they get.
 
2013-02-06 06:15:10 PM  

maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence?


Does that include cases where the "person" hasn't even developed eyes, yet? Should we be looking them in the notochord?
 
2013-02-06 06:17:14 PM  

what_now: I..I just don't understand this. This VERY ISSUE cost them in the most recent election. Female legislators introduced bills requiring prostate exams for Viagra. Republican governors were forced to back down sheepishly and admit they had no idea what this mean.

Why..why would they bring this back up?


Weaver95: its like the GOP can't help itself - they HAVE to degrade women every chance they get.


There ya go.
 
2013-02-06 06:20:52 PM  
"The performance of a diagnostic ultrasound examination of the fetus further protects the interests of the woman seeking an abortion,"

blog.bookcoverarchive.com
 
2013-02-06 06:23:11 PM  
Days since the GOP got all rapey and stuff: 0
 
2013-02-06 06:25:24 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Does that include cases where the "person" hasn't even developed eyes, yet? Should we be looking them in the notochord?

images43.fotki.com
 
2013-02-06 06:25:36 PM  
Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.
 
2013-02-06 06:27:15 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-06 06:31:13 PM  
Did the Kochs invest way too heavily in Amalgamated Transvaginal Probes and are taking every step necessary to turn it into the new Microsoft?

It's either that or they have a Randolph & Mortimer bet to see how far they have to dehumanize 51% of the electorate before someone finally throws a yellow flag.
 
2013-02-06 06:33:10 PM  

talkingpointsmemo.com


i.imgur.com

 
2013-02-06 06:35:18 PM  

maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.


The bible would like a few words with you:

After God formed man in Genesis 2:7, He "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and it was then that the man became a living being". Although the man was fully formed by God in all respects, he was not a living being until after taking his first breath.

Job 33:4, it states: "The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life."

Ezekiel 37:5&6, "Thus says the Lord God to these bones:   Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.   And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord."


According to the bible, a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.
 
2013-02-06 06:36:10 PM  

SkinnyHead: Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.


Comparing a fetus to a living human is a little far-fetched (see previous post)
 
2013-02-06 06:40:05 PM  

maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.


I got you favorited as "right wing derp"


nailed it.
 
2013-02-06 06:42:47 PM  

Generation_D: maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.

I got you favorited as "right wing derp"


nailed it.


I did a PS for these types:
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-02-06 06:45:04 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: HOORAY SMALL GOVERNMENT!!

 
2013-02-06 06:46:14 PM  

SkinnyHead: Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.


Don't worry.  You'll get there someday.
 
2013-02-06 06:50:32 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Republicans have obviously never had a transvag ultrasound.


transformer vag, on the other hand...
 
2013-02-06 06:52:22 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: They should require each and everyone of those who wrote the bill, plus anyone who approves of it to personally witness the reaction of a rape or incest victim when this procedure is forced upon them

take an unlubed rape wand up the poopchute.
 
2013-02-06 06:52:26 PM  

SkinnyHead: Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.


Shoving a plastic wand up your ho-ha as a requirement for a legal medical procedure is in no way invasive.
 
2013-02-06 06:52:29 PM  

SkinnyHead: Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.


The wand for the ultrasound should be used for your next prostrate exam, but without lube and when you least expect it.
 
2013-02-06 06:52:41 PM  

Generation_D: maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.

I got you favorited as "right wing derp"


nailed it.


It's the subtle login that fools people.
 
2013-02-06 06:52:43 PM  
Something must've been added to the water lately. My state didn't used to be quite this painfully backwards.
 
2013-02-06 06:54:40 PM  

vudutek: SkinnyHead: Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.

Comparing a fetus to a living human is a little far-fetched (see previous post)


Except abortion is still legal after 21 weeks, which means they can survive if born.
 
2013-02-06 06:54:40 PM  
Is that the slut-shaming version of UFIA?
 
2013-02-06 06:55:16 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Spanky McStupid: Republicans have obviously never had a transvag ultrasound.

transformer vag, on the other hand...


The preferred term is 'back vagina'
 
2013-02-06 06:55:48 PM  
More guns rapes equals more safety.

/What Republicans actually believe
 
2013-02-06 06:56:22 PM  

maxalt: What is wrong with making some one look the person in the eyes that they are about to give the death sentence? Like it or not abortion is giving someone the death sentence. But if it came to a vote I would abstain as being a male I could never have an abortion.


No, I usually consider something with brain waves and brain functionality to be alive.
 
2013-02-06 06:57:00 PM  
It's not just that they're pushing this nonsense again - it's that they're doing it in Michigan.  Making Michigan (and Pennsylvania) competitive again is the only way for the GOP to become relevant in presidential elections (excluding the ever popular strategy of cheating).

Take the derp to Utah and Mississippi.  That shiat doesn't play in the big city.
 
2013-02-06 06:57:16 PM  

RobertBruce: vudutek: SkinnyHead: Comparing a diagnostic ultrasound to rape is a little far fetched.

Comparing a fetus to a living human is a little far-fetched (see previous post)

Except abortion is still legal after 21 weeks, which means they can survive if born.


Really? Without medical assistance? As self-sustaining as a full-term birth?
 
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