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Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Have No Idea How Women's Bodies Work

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Women’s bodies, lives, and futures are quite literally in the hands of men who seemingly couldn’t pass a high school health class.  Alabama Rep. John Becker (OH-R)  sponsored a bill to limit insurance coverage for abortions, but claimed that it would have an exception for ectopic pregnancies, when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. “That treatment would be removing the embryo from the fallopian tube and reinserting it in the uterus,” he said, explaining a procedure that doesn’t exist and isn’t medically possible. And when Sen. Clyde Chambliss was asked if the law would allow for incest victims to obtain abortions, he responded: “Yes, until she knows she’s pregnant.”   It’s not just that women’s rights and autonomy are being legislated away, but that it’s being done by complete morons. 

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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