Monday, March 01, 2010

When Things Get Dumber

Just when you thought that things couldn't get any dumber, THIS comes up.

In a nutshell, this article talks about a "...proposed Utah law that would open women who suffer a miscarriage to possible criminal prosecution and life imprisonment has enraged feminists and civil rights activists across the United States." This proposal came about because some dumb-assed pregnant 17-year-old girl in Utah paid a fellow idiot $150 to physically assault her when she was 7 months pregnant because she wanted a miscarriage. The kid, by the way, was born, and was later put up for adoption. Thank goodness. Can you imagine having that 17-year-old girl for a mother? WTF? Anyway, the paid assailant was imprisoned, but the "mother" was not, because there was technically no law that could punish her for her heinous act.

So after that, some dumb-assed conservative nutbag thought it was a good idea to propose a law whereby a woman's "reckless" (slipping on the ice and falling? allowing yourself to get beaten up by your abusive spouse?) behavior leading to miscarriage could lead to criminal prosecution. WOW. As if women don't have a hard enough time dealing with miscarriages, without having to worry about whether or not they'll face criminal prosecution because they miscarried. So the Americans are the first ones to complain about how countries following Muslim law such as Syria and Iran have no respect for womens' rights. Look no further than your own backyard, my friends.

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