I never ever thought I would live to see something like this. And I have been proven wrong that something like this would never happen in our modern time.
What are you talking about? You ask.
I'm talking about HB 1, the law proposed by Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin. This law would make any woman who has had a miscarriage punishable by death. Along with having an abortion.
WTF, Rep Franklin?
According to HB 1, any "prenatal murder" in the words of the bill, including "human involvement" in a miscarriage, would be a felony and carry a penalty of life in prison or death.* Women will be required to prove that the miscarriage was a natural miscarriage. Don't you think it'll be tramatic enough having a miscarriage without having to prove in court that your body naturally miscarried the fetus?
Apparently, Rep Franklin doesn't know the difference between an abortion and a miscarriage. They are two different things. Look it up.
And just a little FYI: this is the same rep that propsed a bill last year to turn domestic violence and rape victims into asscusers. As far as I know that didn't pass. At least I don't find anything about that one.
Woman hater anyone?
If this passes, it will hold the door wide open for similar anti-women laws. If its not struck down by the Supreme Court first. What's next, being jailed for having anemia? Fainting spells? What about having a cold or the flu?
Apparentl these "men" want to go back to the days when women stayed home having babies, cooking and cleaning and whenever they were allowed out of the house they had to follow behind their husbands with hands clasped and heads down.
I don't know about you, but there will be snowball fights in Hell when the Ice Queen does that.
* Ga. Law Could Give Death Penalty for Miscarriages by Jen Phillips