Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Creep Show

The anti-abortion people often go to great lengths to prove their point, but this is just bizarre.

A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.

Faith2Action, the anti-abortion group that has targeted Ohio to pilot the measure, called the in-utero witness the youngest to ever come before the House Health Committee at nine weeks old.

Faith2Action president Janet Folger Porter said the intent is to show lawmakers who will be affected by the bill, which is opposed by Ohio Right to Life and abortion rights groups as unconstitutional.

An aide to committee Chairman Lynn Wachtmann said a pregnant woman will be brought before the committee and an ultrasound image of her uterus will be projected onto a screen. The heartbeat of the fetus will be visible in color.

Proving once again that not only are these people fanatics on a scale of the freaks who booby-trap trees to save a forest or the whack-jobs at PETA, they see the unnamed pregnant woman as merely a vessel for their stage prop. They are willing to accord more rights to a fetus than they are to the woman carrying it.