A Georgia lawmaker wants to make the termination of pregnancy illegal, renaming it to 'prenatal murder'. I don't agree with this in the first place, being pro-choice. But, hey, if you want to get all technical about it...
...Wait for it...
And they want to make MISCARRIAGES punishable by life and prison or the DEATH PENALTY.
Yup, folks, that's right. This irrational man, Bobby Franklin, wants to make miscarriages, a completely random bodily activity, illegal. And he wants to push murder charges against the poor grieving women who have had them.
This bothers me on so many levels. This article accurately describes how I feel about this. With all the pro-life, anti-sexuality laws that are being put out there lately, I can't help but think that we're all totally screwed. What the hell is next? Are we going to criminalize menstruation too? Because that's the termination of an unfertilized egg that could have -gasp- LIVED TO BE A HUMAN!!!!??!!
Seriously. Just what the hell is going on here and what could it have progressed to if it had been passed (because you know that nobody's going to pass that bull)? If we outlawed cigarettes and all forms of tobacco, would we charge lung cancer and emphysema patients because cigarettes cause cancer?
tl;dr: Uterus police could lead to more body policing in terms of illnesses and bodily tragedies. Discuss how stupid this is.
Sources: Miscarriage-as-Murder Bill Center of GOP War on Women | RHRealityCheck.org
Also, some lolz on the subject of this stupidity: Dear Rep. Franklin: I Submit My Used Tampons as Evidence | RHRealityCheck.org
EDIT: For anyone coming here just now, let me clarify something:
This bill would make abortion illegal, changing the name to 'prenatal murder'. A miscarriage would be grounds for an investigation of 'prenatal murder'. What this implies and means, we don't know for sure. But we do know that it's ridiculous and that it's basically "Insanely restrictive pro-life + invasion of privacy and morality".
My grandmother, who is a very pro-life, conservatively holy Christian woman, thinks that this is batshit insane. That should say something.