Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey spoke out against the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act — I understand the trogs have backtracked somewhat on the “forcible rape only” provision, but it’s still a nasty piece of work — by saying, “I wonâ€™t attempt to voice my views on your family and let my family alone. Donâ€™t go near my daughters.” He continued,
If they had their way, the reproductive rights of American women would be tossed away and it sounds to me like a Third World country thatâ€™s requiring women to wear head shawls to cover their faces even if they donâ€™t want to do it. This is America. Itâ€™s not one of the third world countries that we see these tragic decisions hoisted upon the women.
Yeah, pretty much.
This is only being reported in rightie media, so all the reactions are from rightie bloggers. A post on the ironically named “Liberty Pundits” site is classic — it’s titled “Sen. Lautenberg (Senile-NJ): Restricting abortion is like making women wear the hijab. Hunh?”
It’s actually a pretty good analogy. Criminalizing abortion and mandated wearing of a hijab are both restrictions on liberty; they both limit a woman’s life choices; they both relegate women to less-than-personhood status. The only difference is that wearing a hijab has less of an impact on one’s body than enforced pregnancy and childbirth.
“Liberty” pundits? So much for liberty.
I also liked this part;
BTW, nimrod, abortion is murder. But you can explain yourself to Christ as you stand before the White Throne. Best of luck with that.
Um, explain himself to Christ? Does the name “Lautenberg” suggest anything to you, booby?
FYI, abortion isn’t “murder” in Jewish law.
Here’s Senator Lautenberg, showing no signs of senility that I can detect —