Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Nutty Ohio Lawmakers Call Fetus As Witness in Abortion Hearing

From the sound of it, the anti-choice lawmakers fully expect the fetus to enter the legislative chamber on its own two feet. As much as the GOP would like to forget that a woman has anything to do with it, the fact is, it is a pregnant woman who is being summoned. Hopefully the pregnant woman has the right to choose whether she will or will not appear:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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 9 weeks old.

. . 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.

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