The 'small government' Republicans have gone absolutely too far this time. If a woman or a couple wishes to abort a disabled fetus, which happens roughly 80% of the time, it will not be an option in Governor Pence's Indiana.
Gov. Mike Pence made Indiana the second state in the nation to ban abortions sought because the fetus has a disability, signing into law Thursday an expansion of the state's already restrictive abortion laws.
The vehemently pro-forced birth Governor and anti-LGBT bigot is following Kentucky's lead in creating this overreaching legislation to curtail a woman's right to choose.
By enacting this legislation, we take an important step in protecting the unborn, while still providing an exception for the life of the mother. I sign this legislation with a prayer that God would continue to bless these precious children, mothers and families,” Pence said in a statement.
Of course he wants the babies born, but his record of denying welfare and aid to children with disabilities is as pathetic as most Republicans. They all believe in forced birth only to abandon the disabled child when they are no longer a fetus.
Pence has been horribly remiss when it comes to helping the poor. This stems from his affinity for 'personal responsibility.' What happens to those who simply can't fend for themselves? It seems Governor Pence doesn't care if they go hungry.
A Hunger in America 2014 study found that one out of every six people in Indiana turned to one of 11 food banks run by Feeding Indiana's Hungry.
Thankfully, this radical insanity has some opponents who vow to fight Pence's attack on women and children. The Indy Star explains:
But opponents have sharply criticized the restrictions, saying they only serve to shame women who are seeking out a legal medical procedure and would have a chilling effect in medical conversations between a woman and her doctor. They’ve also questioned how the new restrictions will be enforced, given a woman won't be required to divulge her motivation for seeking an abortion.
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Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky said it was "outraged and alarmed" over Pence's decision.
"Pence fails to grasp basic facts when it comes to reproductive health. Education, coupled with access to all reproductive health services, is the most effective method of protecting Hoosiers. It is clear that the governor is more comfortable practicing medicine without a license than behaving as a responsible lawyer, as he picks and chooses which constitutional rights are appropriate," Betty Cockrum, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, said in a statement.
Small government is GOP-speak for the imposition of minimal regulations and taxes on their friends, while incessantly meddling in the lives of vulnerable people. Tea Party Republican, Mike Pence follows this convoluted style of governance to a perfect 'T.'