Monday, February 18, 2013

Failing Biology in the Alabama State House

You just can't make this stuff up. Every state seems to have at least one, and they all seem to be Republicans. From the Montgomery Advertiser:

The Alabama House of Representatives is expected to take up abortion legislation Tuesday that supporters claim will protect patients in clinics and opponents claim will close down abortion providers. 
The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Pelham, would require physicians at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals; require clinics to follow ambulatory clinic building codes and make it a felony — punishable by up to 10 years in prison — for a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant to dispense abortion-inducing medications. 
McClurkin and other supporters of the bill, known as HB 57, argue that the nature of abortion should require strict regulations, and claim that abortion clinics have a higher rate of regulatory violations than any other providers. 
“When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body,” McClurkin said in an interview Thursday. “That’s a big thing. That’s a big surgery. You don’t have any other organs in your body that are bigger than that.”

No word on how a woman can continue to live after the removal of the largest organ in her body. Or how men, boys, and non-pregnant women and girls all manage to keep drawing breath in the absence of that large organ.

No word on how Mary Sue got 2 college degrees without ever taking a biology class.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought the skin was the largest organ of the body? Wow, the right are really stupid, so stupid in fact, I think that our nation would do well to cast off the south and all like minded idiot states and then build really high wallls to ensure that no rethug makes it over the walls to infringe on the human rights of all those millions of unwanted babies children and adults they profess to love to deeply.