Alabama House "Protects" its Women Folk

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After solving unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and ALL other issues facing their constituents, the Alabama state House has passed HB31 – or the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act.

This bill protects citizens against abortion, sterilization, human cloning, and embryonic stem cell research. Wishing to further protect their women folk, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) assert this legislation allows medical personnel to refuse care during a miscarriage, even in risk of death.

“This means that even if the hospitals know that the on-duty doctor won’t provide appropriate medical care, Alabama law says that in most cases they have no obligation to find someone who will,” the ACLU noted. “In effect, the Alabama legislature is saying to a pregnant woman in distress, ‘Good luck. You are on your own.’”

Read More of the Story by David Edwards at Raw Story.com

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  • Sally

    Of course we are on our own. That is why we went to college, so we could support ourselves in case hubby left us. That is why we want our daughters educated. And that is why contraception is so important. What I can't figure is why the right hates contraception so much. It is the one thing that lowers the abortion rate, yet they re against that too. And banning ALL abortions will mean lots of dead women. But hey, the rich white guys will just buy another sex slave, cook, and baby machine. Heartless these men are. Cruel and mean and scared to death of women. I say women in these states hold a month of protest...no sex. Nada. Not until they stop the insanity and start to respect us.