Take heart, angry war fetus! The cranky olds of the Ohio House of Representatives have imaginary-heard your testimony and finally passed their “Fetal Heartbeat Bill,” an unconstitutional law that prohibits abortion after six weeks. In other words, this was a law passed “for fun,” as it has no chance of becoming actual law. Here is something funny, tho! Governor John Kasich’s budget proposal cuts Medicaid spending by 30%, state aid to municipalities by 25%, and education by 11.5% after federal stimulus funds expire, which means while all of Ohio’s poor slobs go sick and stupid from these budget cuts, politicians still get to use taxpayer money to employ lawyers to lose at defending their dumb law.
These lawyers will ultimately lose because Roe V. Wade still means abortion is legal up until 24 weeks no matter how much Jeebus weeps himself to sleep every time a woman misses out on one of those sexytime back alley abortions, but GUESS WHO STILL WINS? Maybe the politicians who get to go around to their batshit insane pro-lifers constituencies and claim they are the most PRO-LIFE CANDIDATE EVAR? Yeah, those guys.
If enacted, the law would be a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually at 22-24 weeks.
Republican Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder said he knows this bill will face a court challenge.
“We’re writing bills for courts,” he said.
The bill now goes to the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate.
In America, we no longer write bills “for people,” we just write them “for courts.” Screw people. [Reuters]