Republicans Support Bills Defining Abortion As Murder In Iowa and Mandatory Trans-Vaginal Ultrasounds in Michigan

A Republican State Representative in Iowa proposed a bill to define abortion as murder:

State Rep. Rob Bacon believes abortion is murder and he wants the Iowa Code to reflect that.

Bacon, R-Slater, and eight other Republicans introduced such a bill in the Iowa House Wednesday. It would alter the definition of a person in murder cases to “an individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.”

“It’s to protect the life of the unborn,” Bacon told the Tribune. “There’s still some of us that believe life begins at conception.”

Those charged with murder, under the bill, would include a mother who takes abortion-inducing drugs or a doctor who performs an abortion. It also grants no exceptions for rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother.

Even Rep. Bacon concedes that the bill has no chance of passing. As long as we are fantasizing about laws which will never really pass, how about a law defining it as fraud for Republicans to claim they support smaller government or freedom from government?

And in related news, the right wingers who took control of the Michigan legislature are now proposing mandatory trans-vaginal ultrasounds for women desiring an abortion. Again, they are not the party of small government.

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