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Anti-Abortion Ohio Representative Has Never Thought About Why Women Would Want One

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You know what’s surprising (but actually, now that we think about it, is completely expected) is that a lawmaker who is doing everything he can to make abortions illegal has “never thought about” why a woman would have an abortion. He’s not a woman, after all! How would he know what he thinks about something like that? It’s because of er — economic — well, he’s just not sure, darn it, because he’s never thought about it, now that you mention it.

After an Al Jazeera reporter asked [Ohio State Representative Jim] Buchy why he thinks some women may want to have an abortion, he fumbled for an appropriate response before admitting he had never thought about that question before.

BUCHY: Well, there’s probably a lot of — I’m not a woman so I’m thinking, if I’m a woman, why would I want to get — some of it has to do with economics. A lot has to do with economics. I don’t know, I have never — It’s a question I have never thought about.

Jim Buchy, in case you don’t already know him, has voted to prohibit insurance coverage of abortion, to prohibit abortion in the event that a fetal heartbeat is detectable (with exceptions for “medical emergencies” that “endanger the life or major bodily function of a pregnant woman”), and to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks (unless there is one of those aforementioned “medical emergencies.”)


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  • freakishlywrong

    Oh Duchy. Everyone knows we get abortions while we're getting our mani/pedis done, and because they give a rosy glow to our skin. Idiot.

    • actor212

      I thought it was for the endorphin rush?

      • James Michael Curley

        When gravity decides its the boss and is more important than your flying skills that adrenalin rush lasts days – but you have to survive first.

    • Boredw/Gravitas

      Nah, it's because they don't want to end up having a kid who grows up to be this douche.

    • Callyson

      I like to get my abortions just before bikini season, or whenever I'm travelling. Though a quick 'bort before heading off to the clubs is also refreshing.

  • Hera Sent Me

    A misogynist can't imagine what being a woman is like, whadda surprise.

  • prommie

    Fuck I know why a woman would want an abortion. Every fucking day that thing inside is growing bigger, while the exit it must use stays the same very small size. That would be enough for me, I'd be in a complete panic over it.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      To be fair, don't you have a penis?

      • prommie

        I do, and I can still sympathize. If I knew someone had put a melon-seed in my bladder and told me that in 9 months I would have to piss out a fucking honeydew, that there would be 9 fucking months in a cold panic, whimpering with fear and begging for some kind of reprieve.

        • actor212

          Clearly, you've had a kidney stone.

          My favorite description of childbirth is Carole Burnett's: "Take your lower lip and pull it up over your head."

          • prommie

            No, but I recently had someone pound an 18-inch stainless steel spike down through the marrow of my tibia, does that count? I mean, I wasn't awake, but it should count for the theoretical pain I wasn't feeling? It was just like this:

          • actor212

            I need to add this to the list of optional activities for Friday nights at the "club"…


          • prommie

            This is why I'd need assistance to make the NYC event on the Becky Nicehead World Binge Tour. NYC is the fucking walkiest place on earth and I am not very walky.

          • FakaktaSouth

            Oh god not this. I like the leaking knee part the least. I wish I hadn't been awake, for this, or child birth, but it ain't this bad, at least my kind. I didn't do the rip all your organs out and lay them on your abdomen and pull out the kid, then put everything back way though.

          • prommie

            If I had to be awake through that I'da told them to just abort the leg.

          • FakaktaSouth

            I would have preferred drugs too, my ownself, for all of that, even ones that made me forget stuff and talk real loud at nurses and be funnier than usual even. And you would NOT want a leg abortion, if you had one you would HAVE to go to Physical Therapy or you would NEVER be able to carry ANYthing for yourself.
            Ahem. PT. Seriously.

          • prommie

            I would have shared with you, but, the IV and all, you know. I start tomorrow afternoon! Yay! Ice and heat and ultrasound!

          • FakaktaSouth

            YAY! Ultrasounds! You really are like a preggo.
            You'd think they'd have come up with two needled IVs by now. It would be so helpful.

          • prommie

            Couples morphine therapy, for realz, why is this not a thing?

          • emmelemm

            I wish I hadn't clicked…
            I wish I hadn't clicked…

          • prommie

            It brings out the middle-school child in me, I love grossing people out with that! It also gets them to shut the fuck up with the fucking "why are you on crutches" wisecracks, which irritate me no end.

          • emmelemm

            Oh, I know it's my own fault. :) It was just… it really was a HAMMER and a tibia.

        • Texan_Bulldog

          That's what C-sections & good drugs are for…but yeah, it's not for the faint of heart. (Although Bristol did it, so I guess it's not too hard.) Nevermind…

          • YasserArraFeck

            "Drink this wine cooler an' push when I tell you"
            Keep the instructions simple and even Bristle can follow them

        • Terry

          Joan Rivers once said something along the lines that her idea of a perfect delivery is to be knocked out at the first pain and revived when the baby is cleaned up and ready to be handed to her.

          • mull_man

            And then knocked out again when they reach puberty, and revived when they're in college. Seriously.

        • finallyhappy

          Watermelon- a honeydew would have to be a premie or a very sick infant. Epidurals- yeah!

  • Troglodeity

    News flash: Republican legislates about something he's never thought about.

    • Lot_49

      Really. This is dog-bites-man stuff, you journasaurs.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I think I'm going to set up a Facebook account as a coat hanger, add Jim Buchy, and then poke him. Repeatedly.

    • eggsacklywright

      I hear they're have a two-for-one special down at the 'bortionplex.

      • Tequila Mockingbird

        The other night, I locked my keys in the car outside an abortion clinic. It turns out they get really pissed when you go in and ask them for a coat hanger.

        • FlownOver

          Do we have a Wonket Comment Hall of Fame? Because this.

        • mrpuma2u

          So wrong I voted it up. 9,243 virtual upfists for the stark, savage beauty of your crassness.

    • ThundercatHo

      Can you do it until he dies of internal bleeding or sepsis?

    • CapnFatback

      Which one are you: "SteveRawx" or "simonlomas"? Or . . . both?

  • kittensdontlie

    Al Jazeera !! A drone strike is being made as we speak.

    • PinkoPopulist

      It must be really embarrassing to be shown up by al jazeera…

      • HistoriCat

        It hurt CNN so much they don't even try to report news any more.

  • actor212

    Hey, Rep Buchy? How babby formed?

    • CommieLibunatic

      Dude, who the fuck even knows? Who the fuck even knows?

  • sudsmckenzie

    Because there so much fun silly.

  • skmind

    Since the stork brings it, why would anyone think about it?

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    I wonder if he's heard of this controversial "female orgasm".

    • PinkoPopulist

      To the extent those are real, they will be outlawed just as soon as they abolish this whole abortion mess.

    • ThundercatHo

      He may have heard of it but I'd bet the farm he's never caused one.

    • Steverino247

      I caused one of those just the other day. Interesting phenomenon.

    • Callyson


  • boobookitteh

    I used to get them regularly in High School to get out of Gym.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Dude, think of it as if you had a bowling ball lodged in your colon, but one that would grow up and follow you around and scream and holler and shit its pants and suck up all your money for up to or more than 22 years if you didn't kill it before you shit it out.

    • eggsacklywright

      This is why you have big p-ness.

    • CindynEncinitas

      See, if they could come up with a retroactive one, I'd be sooooo down!

  • Baconzgood

    I have no response to that. I really don't. Economics? It's like he went to his talking points defult. Maybe you should ask a woman why they would get an abortion.

    • NorthStarSpanx

      And maybe they shouldn't. Maybe they should mind their own fucking business. If he asked me, I'd ask him if he takes Viagra – and why.

    • PinkoPopulist

      That's the same answer he gave when asked why he was opposed to gay marriage. The Romney campaign is so dead set against discussing non-economic issues that they don't even distribute talking points to their fellow GOPers for those issues…this is the result.

    • HistoriCat

      If he wants a woman's opinion, he'll let her know what it should be!

  • DerrickWildcat

    Why would anyone listen to Eddie Money and George Thorogood?
    Yuck! Gross!

    • Maman

      Eddie Money is on a commercial currently so he is unavoidable.

    • chicken_thief

      That's bbbbbbb-bad.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Because they're having a BBQ next weekend, duh.

    • Steverino247

      Or they're making my "secret" kimchi…

  • Goonemeritus

    I have never thought, why do most prospective Republicans get a lobotomy. But now that you mention it, is it peer pressure or something else?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      "Lobotomy? Isn't that for loonies?"

      "Not at all. A friend of mine had one. Designer of the Republican Platform. Ever hear of the Republican Platform? Destroys people. Leaves businesses and millionaires standing. It's so selfish no one knows it's there until blammo. Medicare melts, Social Security gets preivatized, everybody poor. It's so immoral; working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again."

      • bobbert

        The Neutron Platform.

  • PinkoPopulist

    There's no need to worry about why a woman would want an abortion. God (or was it Jan Brewer?) says life begins 2 weeks before conception and that's good enough for me!

  • mrpuma2u

    Go figure, old curmudgeony crusty con can neither empathize nor sympathize with those whose body parts he wants complete involuntary control over. I can't imagine why they have a problem with that.

    OT, I just want to say that yesterday you guys, remember when there was that post about Sarah Palin wanting to see how big Barry O's stick was, and the roiling of the waters created by furiously typing wonketeers was like what you would expect from throwing a bag of beef livers into a teeming pond of piranhas? That was awesome.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      "yesterday you guys, remember when there was that post about Sarah Palin wanting to see how big Barry O's stick was, and the roiling of the waters created by furiously typing wonketeers"

      You must be imagining things. That would never happen here.

    • actor212

      Oh surrrrrrrrrrrre! Palin waits until she knows I'm away from my 'puter to make a boneheaded comment like that!

      Yes, I personalize everything. Why do you ask?

    • Chet Kincaid_

      It had all the elements, didn't it?

      • mrpuma2u

        I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me. I am going to remember it as long as I can.

  • SorosBot

    Because giving birth to and raising an unwanted brat is just so much fun.

    • Maman

      oh yeah, it is a laugh fucking riot. Particularly the teen years. I long for toddlerdom, at least I could pick them up and move them then.

      • ThundercatHo

        I don't know about that. Granted, the teen years are not much fun sometimes but at least there's a light at the end of the tunnel. We were so happy to put the terrible tot years behind us we still look at each other and say, "I'm glad that's over" whenever we see a squalling little brat. Also, too, same reason that grandchildren are not encouraged.

        • SorosBot

          The other day we were at the zoo, and there was one two or three year old kid who just kept screaming, "Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!" over and over again. At least he was yelling it at actual monkeys, and not the apes or say the giraffes; still I wanted to smack that brat.

    • CommieLibunatic

      Nevermind when the aforementioned brat is the result of forceful, painful sex you had no say in. What's not to like?

    • CindynEncinitas

      And they make such incredible citizens! I know because I see them on the teevee every night doing such amazing things. You can always tell it's them because their wantedness sort of leaps off the screen in a hail of gunfire!

  • FakaktaSouth

    Well, there’s probably a lot of — I’m not a woman so I’m thinking, …

    I should PROBABLY shut the fuck up and mind my own business.

    But no, this way he gets to look so smart. And I bet he has TOTALLY paid for one. He strikes me as the type who would do something and then shit all over every body else.

    • prommie

      That was no abortion, that was just a simple little d&c procedure. Abortions are so NOC, dear. Girls of nice families just need to get a little d&c procedure for their woman-troubles. Dan Quayle was the stupidest fuck, he had no idea that he was letting the cat out of the bag. He probably thought there was a real disease actually named "The Big C," too.

      • FakaktaSouth

        Right. Abortion is what other terrible people do, white (particularly southern) republicans just get shit taken care of. I got it, I got it. Too bad Ben Q made it anyway.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "After an Al Jazeera reporter asked [Ohio State Representative Jim] Buchy why he thinks some women may want to have an abortion, he blew a gasket and started hollering "Al Jazeera!?!?!?! Aieeee!! Kill the Devil Muslim!!!" and went and pulled the fire alarms in the hallway and called 911 and started screaming like a little girl."

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    "Well, there’s probably a lot of — I’m not a woman so I’m thinking, if I’m a woman, why would I want to get — some of it has to do with economics. A lot has to do with economics. I don’t know, I have never — It’s a question I have never thought about.

    "I'd ask my wife about these things, but she's currently in the kitchen."

    • HELisforHEL

      "I'd ask my wife about these things, but she's currently in the kitchen."

      She don't need no watch, 'cause there's one on the stove.

      • KeepFnThatChicken

        See, that's just cruel for him to discuss economics with women. He might as well ask them to drive or vote…

    • Steverino247

      "…banging the appliance repairman."

    • YasserArraFeck

      "I'd ask my wife about these things, but she's currently in the kitchen….."

      …squeezing out a sammich

  • SexySmurf

    Jim Buchy doesn't get paid to think; obviously he gets paid to be eye candy.

    • actor212

      Sour Patch Kid?

  • iamrrm

    Those fuckin' mooslums and their damned gotcha questions. Lame stream, librul, terrorist, taken away our guns, welfare teat suckin, also and… um… he's an Arab!

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Ohio State Representative Jim Buchy may not know why he legislates against legally protected medical procedures, but like Michele Bachmann says, at least he's "convicted."

    • oenspiek

      Ohio State Representative Jim Douchey should be 'convicted'. With votes, of course.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Clearly women get abortions because they got a coupon in the mail. Geez.

  • Lucidamente1

    "Yeah, I mean what's the big deal? My rent boy has never once asked for me to pay for an abortion."

  • boobookitteh

    But for real, I worked in abortion clinics when I was a young nurse, and what I always found interesting was when someone would come in for an abortion who was anti-abortion, they always had a spiel about how their abortion reason was more important and valid than the other sluts in the waiting room.

    I know your mind is blown to find out that women who are against abortion actually have them. For Really Important Reasons That Don't Begin To Compare To Anyone Else. To be fair, some of them actually do have enough self awareness to say now that they were in that position, they understood the issue better. But not all of them.

    • freakishlywrong

      They have D&C's. Poor Blahs have abortions.

      • finallyhappy

        Republican women only have d&cs- never abortions

    • Steverino247

      Your experience doesn't surprise me a bit. I once worked at a hotline and escorted women into a clinic on Saturday mornings on my own time. One of the women who regularly screamed at me (I recognized her voice) outside the clinic called one night seeking info on where to get one out of the county. I asked her why she couldn't get one locally and she admitted picketing the local places. I helped her out (because I'm a professional, you know), but did suggest she might want to re-think that protest thing. Maybe taper off, find an excuse, something to get away from that crowd she was with.

    • Mondo_Cane

      true story – in 1981, my dear pregnant wife started bleeding, profusely – off to the hospital we went and because of hospital guidelines involving abortion they let her hemorrhage for several hours, receiving two units of blood until certain conditions were met that allowed the docs to do a D&C –

      by coincidence, the same month, my college roommate was in a motorcycle accident and also received two units of blood, to later die of AIDS

      sorry if too much information – just let me say – Fucking anti-abortion Assholes, a rusty chainsaw enema is too good for them –

      • boobookitteh

        Oh that's terrible. What an awful thing to go through.

      • CindynEncinitas

        true story – My best friend's sister got pregnant as a teen in the 60s and had an abortion in Mexico. She could not have children after that when she was happily married. Conversely, several of my friends and I got pregnant in the 70s and had abortions in Long Beach and we all had kids after that.

        • UW8316154

          true story – I had an abortion when I was 21, and it was the best decision I've ever made. Not an easy decision, mind you, but the best one. No regrets.

          • CindynEncinitas

            I love the bit about how the "economic necessity" is not analyzed. Because that would involve the fathers, who must be protected at all costs! Because we don't want to mess up THEIR future, do we? But you can take a 17-year-old girl who is a genius and flush her life down the toilet because her boyfriend and her got drunk one night and didn't bother using protection. Who cares about her future, right?

  • fawkedifiknow

    Know how to get Republican support for abortion rights?

    Tell them that it's tax deductible.

  • eggsacklywright

    We really should lower taxes on abortions, and de-regulate them, too.

  • 1stNewtontheMoon

    Wait, what's this medical emergencies bullshit? I thought we showed this to be a complete made up thing a couple of years ago. Who ever heard of a woman's health being in danger due to god's greatest gift?

    Additionally, can't we just send them to Frist (or have him teleconference in) to show that there's not only a heartbeat, but the kid's already been accepted to Bob Jones University?

  • freakishlywrong

    The penis goes in the penis comes out. How does that work?

    • actor212

      Very well, from where I sit.

  • Guppy

    some of it has to do with economics. A lot has to do with economics.

    Fine, let's run with that. What does minimum wage look like in your state? How about access to childcare? Insurance coverage rates? How's pay discrimination?

  • Not_So_Much

    Tide goes in, tide goes out — you can't 'splain it.

  • Boojum

    They need 'em for sammiches, obvs!

  • RedneckMuslin

    If you kill it now , you can't kill it later, libtards.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    He's a conservative Republican. Not thinking is is at the very core of his core competencies.

  • BlueStateLibel

    Old white guy in suit doesn't care. Like a million other old white guys in suits, has no empathy, and is incapable of thought or reflection.

    • cromiller

      This is why I never wear a suit. I try to distance myself as much as possible from most of the XY set whenever possible.

  • Pragmatist2

    Do tell, why would he worry his pretty little head about that?

  • sbj1964

    Republicans would be more supportive of abortion if they could develop a prenatal DNA test for Gays,Dem's,and liberals.

    • RinSF

      Not to mention anchor babies.

  • barto

    But I do know why women tinkle sitting down. C'mon, ask me that one, I've thought about it!

    • Blueb4sinrise


  • prommie

    Everyone knows the only reason these harlots want to have an abortion is so they can keep up their whorish constant fucking unabated.

    • bobbert

      Thank God.

      • prommie

        Yes, otherwise we'd be left with nothing but whorish constant 'bating unfucked.

  • chicken_thief

    Top Ten Reasons a Woman Might Want an Abortion

    10. The fetus might grow up to look like Jim Buchy.

  • Gorillionaire

    Bio says that big Jim was not elected to his office but appointed by the sammich loving governor. Bio also says that he somehow fathered two children, whom he has apparently never met and has no idea how they were born, and that he is paid about 60 grand by the taxpayers of Ohio for his expertise in all things.

  • Maman

    I prefer him not knowing to having an actual opinion. He might be just stupid and not mean.

    • bobbert

      Or, he might be stupid and mean.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Jim Buchy has voted to prohibit abortion in the event that a fetal heartbeat is detectable (with exceptions for “medical emergencies” that “endanger the life or major bodily function of a pregnant woman”), and to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks (unless there is one of those aforementioned “medical emergencies.”)

    Fucking RINO.

    • anniegetyerfun

      My babby is constantly threatening my major bodily functions. Should I get rid of it?

    • CindynEncinitas

      And they make the FATHER listen to it, too, right?

    • RinSF

      It'll always be a 'medical emergency' if it's the daughter or mistress of a prominent Republican who needs an out.

  • pinkocommi

    A lack of empathy pretty much explains everything that is wrong with Republicans.

  • Mumbletypeg

    Doesn't matter how many weeks you are into your term, Rep' Buchy; it's now teh Crazy's breedin' season and your time occupying Ohio's clogged pipes is just about up. There's still another misbegotten, myopic space-invader waiting to take your place — prepare to evacuate!

  • TouchedByDog

    "Why would a woman want an abortion?" – Jim Buchy

    Because it may grow up into Jim Buchy.

  • MacRaith

    Babby is not made, babby just happens, to other people.

  • An_Outhouse

    Who knows why chicks would want an abortion? They're just hysterical some times, amirite?

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      Until the HPV causes cervical cancer.

  • freakishlywrong

    VAGINA. If you can't say it, don't legislate it.

  • Terry

    To be fair, Jim Buchy doesn't think about anything under consideration in the Legislature. He just reads off the talking points given him and votes the way he told to do so.

  • VaWyo

    I get abortions for the valium.

  • DahBoner

    Trick question!

    Everyone knows the whole reason you become a Republican is so you don't have to think….

  • anniegetyerfun

    Duh. The answer is "Women just like to murder stuff."

    • cromiller

      You can't make a babby omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    • bikerlaureate

      Has anyone mentioned that your avatar is looking particularly crisp today? I mean it. Just – just don't hurt me.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Here's one way to think about it: Ever see a movie called Alien? Think "John Hurt."

  • Toomush_Infer

    Naw, I get this new Ayn Randian way of thinking: if it ain't me, I don't have to think about it…let's see: not a woman, not gay, not intellectual, not poor, not ethnic (white don't count!), not working class….Hey, appoint me, guv, 'cause I'm me…..The only thing wrong with this is the number one reason for abortion – because you're Buchy!!!!…

  • Swampgas_Man

    This is about babby-making. What do silly wimmins have to do w/ that?

  • CindynEncinitas

    They want them because your sniveling puke of a son walked away from a girl to whom he had declared his love up to the moment he told her to "get rid of it."

  • ThundercatHo

    Fuckin' Ohio republicans, it's really embarrassing.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Wait, if it is an economic decision, shouldn't Republicans be defending it to the death, fighting to deregulate abortion, or at least offering tax cuts?

  • MosesInvests

    You know what? I'm going to post this on every one of these threads about clueless Repubicans and abortion. My grandmother had an abortion in 1930. If she hadn't, she would have died and my father wouldn't have been born a year later. So, every curse I can think of (and I know a lot of curses in a lot of languages) for you Repubican douchenozzles. (Repubican, 'cause they're so preoccupied with everyone else's pubis).

  • guangho

    For fun, DUH. *snaps gum like a woman would*

  • clecinosu

    Typical Western Ohio wingnut.

  • ShuCityRefugee

    Rep. Buchy obviously didn't receive the GOP memo with the talking points about "women caring more about economic issues than _____ (fill in own words for nasty lady business," 'cause control over the baby machinery has no relation to economic concerns if you're over fifty and worth millions.

  • ttommyunger

    Something must be done about these insane reporters and their crazy insane questions!

  • valthemus

    Why have an abortion? George Soros and the DNC have a pricing structure:

    Sell 500 packets of seeds, you get an AM radio.
    Sell 60 copies of GRIT magazine, you get an inflatable kayak.
    Have 10 abortions, you get a motor bike.

    So you see, Buchy, there are incentives.