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(Think Progress)   Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (guess which party) now gets to personally approve whether a woman in his state can receive an abortion. No word if he also has the right to knock them up in the first place   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 67
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2013-06-26 09:29:50 AM  
Er, "has the right."

Stupid jerk brain.
 
2013-06-26 09:39:52 AM  
Small government conservatism at its finest. Let's hear it for less intrusive oversight, right guys?
 
2013-06-26 09:49:01 AM  
"This is an important first step in protecting the sanctity of human life," Governor Branstad announced at yesterday's press conference. "However, the journey is not finished. For example, far too many unborn children still fall into the vast chasm of the 'rape and incest' exception that has been forced into this legislation. This is why I am proud to announce new legislation that will permanently redefine, in the state of iowa, both 'rape' and 'incest' to only exist in cases that do not result in pregnancy. This tracks with recent medical research that conclusively demonstrates only a miniscule number of women are capable of becoming pregnant through these methods, and it is our hope that tightening the definitions of these otherwise horrific crimes will lower the rates of false reports, false reports which can, all too often, ruin the reputation of a good man for no reason other than a woman's morning-after regrets."
 
2013-06-26 09:52:04 AM  
i43.tinypic.com

Approves.
 
2013-06-26 09:58:19 AM  
That's nothing -- there was an amendment that requires any woman seeking breast reduction surgery to submit to approval via gubernatorial motorboating
 
2013-06-26 10:05:27 AM  
The linked article actually gets the law wrong.  The Gov. doesn't decide whether a woman can have an abortion, he decides whether the services are reimbursed after the procedure.  It's not a case of prior authorization. So what he really hopes to do is to deny payment to clinics and providers, making it more difficult to provide abortions.

He's still an unconscionable assclown.
 
2013-06-26 10:06:32 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: That's nothing -- there was an amendment that requires any woman seeking breast reduction surgery to submit to approval via gubernatorial motorboating


Hello girlsmusicalcyberspace.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-26 10:16:54 AM  
His secretary that he knocked up, approved

Everyone else, denied!
 
2013-06-26 10:32:57 AM  
Petition for Federal Fertility Inspector!   We need to make sure all the ladies are fertile.
 
2013-06-26 10:33:32 AM  
Party of Small Government strikes again.
 
2013-06-26 10:36:04 AM  
There's a 9 month waiting list on all applications.
 
2013-06-26 10:38:07 AM  
I wonder how fast it will take folks to mount a law suit against him, personally, for his decisions?

Seems like this would expose him to liability you''d think he'd rather avoid.
 
2013-06-26 10:40:35 AM  
2010 will be remembered in the future as the year we all got to experience derp and herp first hand because we didn't get our asses out and vote. Remember kids: if you let the nuts vote, you'll get nuts in office.
 
2013-06-26 10:40:48 AM  
You Iowa folks, and those of you in Kansas too - just come over to Illinois and we can take care of this for you - one thing you must do though. For every abortion we perform you must take a gun back with you to help lower our gun crime - it is a win, win, win situation
 
2013-06-26 10:41:03 AM  
I'm confused.  Why does he want to create more Democrat voters?
 
2013-06-26 10:41:57 AM  

Felgraf: I wonder how fast it will take folks to mount a law suit against him, personally, for his decisions?

Seems like this would expose him to liability you''d think he'd rather avoid.


I don't think government officials can be personally sued for decisions made as part of the official duties.
 
2013-06-26 10:45:05 AM  
To any ladies in Iowa whose request for an abortion is denied: I personally recommend coming back and giving birth right on top the desk in his office.  Give him an up close and personal view of the consequences of his decisions.
 
2013-06-26 10:48:00 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Felgraf: I wonder how fast it will take folks to mount a law suit against him, personally, for his decisions?

Seems like this would expose him to liability you''d think he'd rather avoid.

I don't think government officials can be personally sued for decisions made as part of the official duties.


Actually, I'm currently involved in a class-action suit against the President for choosing to be black.  My payday is coming soon.
 
2013-06-26 10:48:07 AM  

Karac: To any ladies in Iowa whose request for an abortion is denied: I personally recommend coming back and giving birth right on top the desk in his office.  Give him an up close and personal view of the consequences of his decisions.


Pretty sure he'll be sitting there with his pants around his ankles  while he jacks off onto the babies face.
 
2013-06-26 10:50:36 AM  

FlashHarry: [i43.tinypic.com image 843x360]

Approves.


I believe it's called the right of Pre-Ma Knocked Up.
 
2013-06-26 10:53:34 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Felgraf: I wonder how fast it will take folks to mount a law suit against him, personally, for his decisions?

Seems like this would expose him to liability you''d think he'd rather avoid.

I don't think government officials can be personally sued for decisions made as part of the official duties.


It's not quite that simple, but you're generally correct. Look up "qualified immunity."
 
2013-06-26 10:57:22 AM  
This tracks with recent medical research that conclusively demonstrates only a miniscule number of women are capable of becoming pregnant through these methods

You idiots in Iowa elected this farking jackoff?
 
2013-06-26 10:59:43 AM  
The governor's last gig was president of a college of podiatry and osteopathy (true) so he's eminently qualified for this.
 
2013-06-26 11:02:10 AM  

zetar: The governor's last gig was president of a college of podiatry and osteopathy (true) so he's eminently qualified for this.


He graduated from the Foot Fetish Institute of Technology.
 
2013-06-26 11:04:41 AM  

Jake Havechek: You idiots in Iowa elected this farking jackoff?


that was the teabagger wave of 2010. he'll likely be gone in 2014. iowa is a blue state with a nasty red rash on its western side.
 
2013-06-26 11:06:09 AM  
 
2013-06-26 11:06:20 AM  
Remember, it's the Democrats who are getting in between you and your doctor.
 
2013-06-26 11:07:30 AM  
Freedom is making medical decisions in a room with your doctor, and Governor Terry Branstad.

I say this while wearing a tricorner hat and participating in revolutionary war cosplay, so my opinion carries more weight than yours.
 
2013-06-26 11:08:13 AM  
I'm surprised conservative teabaggers are not moving to Saudi Arabia, it sounds like their kind of place.
 
2013-06-26 11:08:45 AM  

Jake Havechek: This tracks with recent medical research that conclusively demonstrates only a miniscule number of women are capable of becoming pregnant through these methods

You idiots in Iowa elected this farking jackoff?


Dont blame me.  I hated Pocket Ninja.  I personally voted for TGoT.
 
2013-06-26 11:09:28 AM  
Iowa is still a thing?
 
2013-06-26 11:11:10 AM  
Yep, it's time for the Kos rant:

Murdering, Lying, Thieving, Rat-F*** Republican Pieces of Sub-Amphibian Sh**...
.
....mendacious, death-loving, frothing, lamprey-mouthed, inhuman, abominable, atrocious, verminous, rapacious, sadistic, bullying, invasive, grasping, psychopathic, twisted, warped, animalistic, belly-crawling, mouth-breathing, illiterate, innumerate, know-nothing, imbecilic, sheep-raping, horror movie extras masturbating into wads of money while fantasizing about war collateral damage...(inhale)...puppy-torturing, vacuous, mindless, nihilistic, evil, diseased, soulless, morally bankrupt, greedy, insecure, envious, kleptomaniac charnel-house mascots stewing in universal hatred for all life...(inhale)...toxic, ugly, bestial, humorless, loveless, compassionless, demonic human-shaped ruins forever slouching toward Bethlehem in search of some fresh nightmare to wreak on the defenseless via other people's money and heroism...(inhale)...Satanic monkey-shiat-throwing, cowardly, chickenhawkish, parasitic, baby's-candy-stealing, wife-beating, minority-purging, syphilitic Confederate poltergeists with erectile dysfunction...
.
...perverse, prurient, crocodile-eyed, necrophiliac mass-producers of human misery and gleeful destroyers of truth, justice, and the American way...sepulchre-hearted human deserts walking the Earth only to look for more victims...silly, stupid, ignorant bastards proud of every good thing they've never done, every person they've never been considerate toward, every fact they've never learned and will never acknowledge, and every virtue they will never possess or even attempt to comprehend...preternaturally drunken, bleary-eyed, zombie-like, empty vessels who wander aimlessly until given instruction by their masters...unthinking, unquestioning, unfeeling diabolus ex machina mockeries of the human condition, perpetually acting out a burlesque of the basest and least interesting psychological dysfunctions...

...face-chewing, self-devouring, medieval barbarian museum dioramas and depraved Nazi homunculi preserved in formaldehyde to frighten children...sick, ominous, loathsome,  Nosferatu-impersonating Gollum-acolytes feasting on the flesh of our society while complaining about its taste...tax-evading, sommelier-abusing, election-buying, yacht-aficionado hemmorhoids flying flags of convenience and berating their six-year-old Chinese employees for requesting bathroom breaks...
Republicans, you vile, repulsive, scum.  You're not leading this country.  You're not contributing to this country.  You're not even part of this country.  You are the maggot-ridden rot that arises in this country's damaged flesh; you are the vultures constantly picking at us to see if we're weak enough yet to become your next meal; you create problems where none would otherwise exist, just to further weaken America and quicken your own insatiable appetites; you are garbage, and you are traitors.  And you are not welcome in this country anymore.
.
 
2013-06-26 11:17:46 AM  
This will backfire when he unwittingly allows someone to get an abortion and the next challenger saying that Terry signed the death warrant of an unborn child.
 
2013-06-26 11:29:56 AM  
Pocket Ninja - I love your posts.........
 
2013-06-26 11:33:53 AM  
Talk about big government intruding upon the private life of citizens... Holy sh*t balls...
 
2013-06-26 11:43:13 AM  
This is all about Medicaid reimbursement for the procedure, not permission to have it done.

If you can scrape up the money for it, you can still get an abortion in Iowa.
 
2013-06-26 11:47:35 AM  
There are some times I feel great about living in Iowa.  We were among the first to have gay marriage, and we got Obama's momentum going during the 2008 caucus.

Then there's this asshole.  Even my wife's conservative Republican family refers to him as Terry Braindead.
 
2013-06-26 11:53:18 AM  

FlashHarry: [i43.tinypic.com image 843x360]

Approves.


Came for this.
 
2013-06-26 11:54:37 AM  

nocturnal001: FlashHarry: [i43.tinypic.com image 843x360]

Approves.

Came for this.


so did I. Weird though if you think about it.
 
2013-06-26 12:06:29 PM  

give me doughnuts: This is all about Medicaid reimbursement for the procedure, not permission to have it done.

If you can scrape up the money for it, you can still get an abortion in Iowa.


Yes and people who would need Medicaid to pay for their abortion have all kinds of disposable income to pay for a medical procedure.


And the people who support this will the same farkheads who complain "don't have a kid if you can't afford it" when someone uses WIC in the grocery store ahead of them.
 
2013-06-26 12:10:07 PM  

p the boiler: You Iowa folks, and those of you in Kansas too - just come over to Illinois and we can take care of this for you - one thing you must do though. For every abortion we perform you must take a gun back with you to help lower our gun crime - it is a win, win, win situation


Fine but you have to keep all the champaign washouts away from Iowa City
 
2013-06-26 12:34:27 PM  
Oh look,  the people of Iowa got exactly what they voted for.  I feel as bad for them as I do Kansans and Texans.  Maybe they'll learn their lesson next time.
 
2013-06-26 12:38:29 PM  
Times like these I wish we could give some of the western portion of the state to nebraska.
 
2013-06-26 01:01:12 PM  
The women who are denied an abortion by him should drop the unwanted children into the orphanages. Name every kid after him.
 
2013-06-26 01:09:06 PM  

TJWitz: Times like these I wish we could give some of the western portion of the state to nebraska.


And any time Steve King opens his mouth.
 
2013-06-26 01:11:03 PM  
Cut the guy some slack.

It may be the only way he'll ever get  to see a vagina.
 
2013-06-26 01:18:14 PM  

coeyagi: Yep, it's time for the Kos rant:

Murdering, Lying, Thieving, Rat-F*** Republican Pieces of Sub-Amphibian Sh**...
.
....mendacious, death-loving, frothing, lamprey-mouthed, inhuman, abominable, atrocious, verminous, rapacious, sadistic, bullying, invasive, grasping, psychopathic, twisted, warped, animalistic, belly-crawling, mouth-breathing, illiterate, innumerate, know-nothing, imbecilic, sheep-raping, horror movie extras masturbating into wads of money while fantasizing about war collateral damage...(inhale)...puppy-torturing, vacuous, mindless, nihilistic, evil, diseased, soulless, morally bankrupt, greedy, insecure, envious, kleptomaniac charnel-house mascots stewing in universal hatred for all life...(inhale)...toxic, ugly, bestial, humorless, loveless, compassionless, demonic human-shaped ruins forever slouching toward Bethlehem in search of some fresh nightmare to wreak on the defenseless via other people's money and heroism...(inhale)...Satanic monkey-shiat-throwing, cowardly, chickenhawkish, parasitic, baby's-candy-stealing, wife-beating, minority-purging, syphilitic Confederate poltergeists with erectile dysfunction...
.
...perverse, prurient, crocodile-eyed, necrophiliac mass-producers of human misery and gleeful destroyers of truth, justice, and the American way...sepulchre-hearted human deserts walking the Earth only to look for more victims...silly, stupid, ignorant bastards proud of every good thing they've never done, every person they've never been considerate toward, every fact they've never learned and will never acknowledge, and every virtue they will never possess or even attempt to comprehend...preternaturally drunken, bleary-eyed, zombie-like, empty vessels who wander aimlessly until given instruction by their masters...unthinking, unquestioning, unfeeling diabolus ex machina mockeries of the human condition, perpetually acting out a burlesque of the basest and least interesting psychological dysfunctions...

...face-chewing, self-devouring, medieval barbarian museum dioramas and depraved Nazi homunculi preserved in formaldehyde to frighten children...sick, ominous, loathsome,  Nosferatu-impersonating Gollum-acolytes feasting on the flesh of our society while complaining about its taste...tax-evading, sommelier-abusing, election-buying, yacht-aficionado hemmorhoids flying flags of convenience and berating their six-year-old Chinese employees for requesting bathroom breaks...
Republicans, you vile, repulsive, scum.  You're not leading this country.  You're not contributing to this country.  You're not even part of this country.  You are the maggot-ridden rot that arises in this country's damaged flesh; you are the vultures constantly picking at us to see if we're weak enough yet to become your next meal; you create problems where none would otherwise exist, just to further weaken America and quicken your own insatiable appetites; you are garbage, and you are traitors.  And you are not welcome in this country anymore.
.


Outstanding :-)
 
2013-06-26 01:20:26 PM  
There's this thing called. .. patient confidentiality. .. it's a HIPAA thing
 
2013-06-26 01:20:55 PM  

Alphakronik: Oh look,  the people of Iowa got exactly what they voted for.  I feel as bad for them as I do Kansans and Texans.  Maybe they'll learn their lesson next time.


yeah, especially those women who are adversely affected by this legislation and didn't vote for him. That'll show her for living somewhere!
 
2013-06-26 01:21:56 PM  

Jake Havechek: This tracks with recent medical research that conclusively demonstrates only a miniscule number of women are capable of becoming pregnant through these methods

You idiots in Iowa elected this farking jackoff?


Hey, I've been able to vote in Iowa since, um, since 1982, and I have never voted for Terry Braindead.  Never. Once during his first stretch as governor, he broke his jaw in a sledding accident, and had to have it wired shut for several weeks.  Funniest thing ever, a scumbag politician who couldn't open his mouth...
 
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