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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 10:33am

If you haven't heard of this before, I would suggest you do a search for "Rep. Bobby Franklin miscarriage" - he's a representative from Georgia who wants all miscarriages, stillbirths, and abortions - any pregnancy that does not make it to term and does not deliver a live baby - to be investigated and to prove that there was no outside cause for the death of the fetus. His bill proposes that any woman who cannot prove that her baby died from natural causes could be imprisoned or put to death. How SCARY! What if a woman is found to have miscarried and didn't know she was pg yet and she had alcohol or took a medication she shouldn't have? What if she was driving in bad weather conditions and loses control of the car. The accident might not be her fault, but if she loses a baby in the process, then she could be charged with murder? While I might be of the same party as this man, I CANNOT claim to be ANYWHERE NEAR the same line of thought as he is. He's a disgrace to the name of the Republican party and to women's rights everywhere! Those who are in GA, I hope you'll write to your congresspeople and I would encourage anyone you know to get this @#$%*!# out of office!

***Just a side note - I'm not looking for a debate or bashing of party lines here...just stating that I may share a party with this idiot (and I have a whole lot more names that are probably against TOS), but I certainly don't share his opinions at all! I just saw this today and thought I would share it with women who would share in my anger.

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 11:34am
Ugh I live in Atlanta. Wonderful :) I certainly don't condone acting like an idiot and harming your baby because of it. If a drug addict continues to use after finding out that she is pg she should be punished. Problem with that is that it's very hard to prove what someone knew and when. Also very hard not to blur the lines regarding what was and wasn't something you could control. Definitely not a good idea to move forward with this; obviously. Some laws although issued with good intent are just too hard to enforce and a lot of innocent people get caught in the crossfire.
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 1:38pm
I'm sure that this bill isn't something that could ever get passed, but it just is kind of a warning to people that they need to know their candidates that are running for office and vote out (or not vote for) the ones who are going to be a detriment to our human rights. One of my friends said that this guy needs professional psychological help.
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 2:43pm

Wow, that's about all I can say.

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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 3:16pm
WOW! While I AM pro-life (and for me that means ALL life---even the lives of abortion providers) and believe life begins from conception, this law is insane because there is NO possible way to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a miscarriage happened because of what some woman did or didn't do...unless it was REALLY obvious, like a drug addict or something like that. In that case, I would have to agree with Chelle on that one....they should be punished. I dunno though...as pro-life as I am...this law seems pretty scary to me.