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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Today in Total Douchebags

posted by on February 14 at 14:06 PM

Say hello to Rep. Stacey Campfield of Tennessee:

Legislation introduced in Tennessee would require death certificates for aborted fetuses, which likely would create public records identifying women who have abortions.

Rep. Stacey Campfield, a Republican, said his bill would provide a way to track how many abortions are performed. He predicted it would pass in the Republican-controlled Senate but would have a hard time making it through the Democratic House.

“All these people who say they are pro-life at least we would see how many lives are being ended out there by abortions,” said Campfield

Planned Parenthood has, of course, responded:

Keri Adams, vice president of Planned Parenthood in Tennessee, on Wednesday called the proposal an attempt to terrorize frightened and vulnerable women who are seeking abortion.

“We certainly hope the Tennessee Legislature doesn’t invest too much energy in this bill,” she said. “We think it’s clearly a violation of privacy, and potentially illegal concerning HIPAA regulations.”

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What's next? Public records identifying hanger purchasers?

Posted by him | February 14, 2007 2:50 PM

Abort all republicans.

Posted by elswinger | February 14, 2007 2:52 PM

I'd like to mandate a brain-death certificate for anyone asinine enough to propose legislation such as this.

Posted by Geni | February 14, 2007 2:54 PM

Ha, I'm with you folks, it's nasty business. One point though, it could also identify how many "pro-life" women, or children of "pro-life" people are getting abortions. See if the rumors are true, and to what extent.
But no, it's not good legislation.

Posted by treacle | February 14, 2007 3:56 PM

I say it doesn't go far enough. Let's see a certificate of pre-life death for menstruation and masturbation. And I'm not ruling out nocturnal emmissions, either.

Posted by My kind of government | February 14, 2007 4:30 PM

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