Nieves: Abortion To Save A Mother's Life Just A Matter of Convenience.


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Okay, Missouri, either explain yourself or your state senator, Majority whip, Brian Nieves. You're being judged now, so be careful. Does this man really speak for you. Here's his statement,  as reported by Laura Bassett at HuffPo, "late term abortions to save the life of the mother are actually just 'a matter of convenience.'"

Really? And you got your medical degree from where? The University of the GOP?

Nieves is not the first Republican lawmaker to claim that women never need abortions to save their lives. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said last October that there should be no abortion exception for the "life of the mother" because "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which a woman would actually die. "And as far as health of the mother, same thing," Walsh continued.

You didn't hear that in your ob/gyn studies. You must be the same kind of student as George Zimmerman who claims he never hear of the "stand your ground law" though his instructor claims it was taught in the classes GZ attended -- and got an "A" in.

So here's a little refresher for you, Mister Nieves:

Of course, there could be many medical reasons for a woman to need to terminate her pregnancy in order to protect her life or health, but the most common is an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies, or pregnancies that occur outside the uterus, are a life-threatening condition that occur in one in every 40 to one in every 100 pregnancies, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Maybe you and your Republican cronies should spend a bit more time studying in class or from books instead of just pulling sh&% out of your ass.

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Women's lives most certainly are at risk. Maybe some sobering news will snap you back to reality:

The 20th century saw a dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related deaths, largely because of improvements in sterile techniques — reaching the lowest point in 1987 at 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births. The most recent figures available show the rate hovers around 15 deaths per 100,000 births — placing the U.S. near the bottom among developed nations.

The rate of severe complications during and after delivery have also doubled in the last decade, according to a 2012 federal study. Near-misses, where a woman nearly dies, increased by 27 percent.

These stats are courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch back in April, 2013. So stop interfering in issues you so obviously know little to nothing about. And stop accusing women of lying for convenience. You may have a stick up your butt, but that doesn't mean you're an expert on trees.

  • He comes from money, raised Catholic, fairly young -in his 40's I think, oh-and pretty, so very pretty- you know this man has never heard the word no in his life. Seriously I don't think the man has ever had to make a difficult decision in his life. Everything is theoretical to him. I'll take a down and dirty, cleaned himself up drug addict, filed bankruptcy been divorced candidate any day. At least they know what the world is.

  • Sally

    He belongs back in the Dark Ages with the rest of the Tea Party zealots. When is enough enough, or are they determined to turn women women into incubators, who either have a baby yearly, or die trying? I want to know what they think is going to happen to this nation when they force women out of colleges, out of the workforce, and into the bedrooms 'where you belong?' Do they really think that women will not just not marry and not have sex when they take away contraception from us? This bunch of men is very very scary in their desire to take away reproductive decisions from us. OK, guys, no one WANTS abortion...but you are taking away the means to end them when you also ban contraception and education. And where in all your bluster are the bills demonizing men for sex outside of marriage? Yeah, thought so.

  • He's an ass of monumental proportions. I refuse to claim him - he's on the St Louis side, I'm in Kansas City. St Louis likes to think the KC Chiefs and KC Royals are actually Kansas teams (it's really, really hard to defend KC sport teams) so I think the same applies here - he really belongs to Illinois.