Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Or as a friend of mine would say, Missour-uh.

I'm not an angry person, but laws like this make me seethe, and I'm not talking about the strip clubs. ""The life of each human being begins at conception," according to Senate Bill 793" -- this is the name of the bill! I had no idea that becoming a state senator made you a qualified medical professional, allowing you to make such a statement. This bill mandates that abortion clinics give pamphlets to women stating this (religious agenda) and detailing fetal development, among other gems.

Due to the awesome foresight of the Missouri legislature, women will not only have to wait 24 hours to "think about" their abortion. Because they haven't thought long enough. Now they will also have to be given misleading information that, let's face it, is meant to make them feel guilty.

The Courthouse News Service had one of my favorite quotes. "State Sen. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that this 'information' 'is not a religious statement; it's a scientific statement.'" Oh, it's a scientific statement is it? Ok, Sen. Jim Lembke, show me this scientific data that supports your claim. Sen. Lembke's bio on the Missouri State Senate website says nothing of any medical or scientific background, so I'm curious to know where he is getting this information.

Why do we let politicians control our lives?


  1. :( Yea, I'm from Missouri - we try, we try!

  2. This law should be struck down.
    Until they can prove when "life" begins, women should not be given this misleading information.

    I am so sick of people who think a woman just decides in a matter of seconds or minutes that she wants an abortion.

  3. I grew up there in Missouri, and went to the University of Missouri Columbia. . .Mark Twain left the state for a reason.


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