Fetal “Facts”

Fetal "Facts"

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The House recently voted to ban abortions after 20 weeks, under the pretense that fetuses can feel pain by then. Texas Representative Michael Burgess said a dumb thing in defense of this dumb ban:

Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful … They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?

Burgess is an OB-GYN by profession, which makes his comments even more troubling. But I doubt he believes it. It’s just a pretense for the Republicans’ plan to chip away at access to reproductive rights. Whether they’re stripping funding for Planned Parenthood, or passing terrible laws at the state level, the GOP is determined to make abortion impossible, if not outright illegal.

To the Republicans, every potential life is precious, until it’s born. After that, they’re more than happy to let it starve to death.

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  1. Been a while since I posted here, but this is probably one of the best BFW comics I’ve ever seen.

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