Thursday, October 20, 2011

You Can’t Even Talk About It

If Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has his way, the internet would be off-limits to discussions about abortion.

Anti-choice Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) just filed an anti-choice amendment to a bill related to agriculture, transportation, housing, and other programs. The DeMint amendment could bar discussion of abortion over the Internet and through videoconferencing, even if a woman’s health is at risk and if this kind of communication with her doctor is her best option to receive care.

Under this amendment, women would need a separate, segregated Internet just for talking about abortion care with their doctors.

In other words, this very post would be a violation of the law.

No, it’s not from The Onion. More’s the pity.