Missouri Pol Wants To Make Planned Parenthood Build A Fetus Memorial

Everyone has dreams. Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin (R-Your Uterus) has a dream too. His dream is to enact legislation that would require Planned Parenthood to build a memorial, like the Vietnam War Memorial, but for fetuses. Oh my, what a fantastic use of time and effort that would be!

Rep. Brattin brought up his plans at a meeting of the Missouri’s House committees on Children and Families and Ways and Means on Wednesday, in which he and a bunch of other geniuses discussed legislative ways of responding to the repeatedly debunked videos of Planned Parenthood officials selling fetus parts donating fetal parts and being legally reimbursed for the trouble of doing so.

Brattin told KBIA:

“We have (since 1973) 56 million babies that have been lost in the abortion service and industry, (so) I think maybe requiring that Planned Parenthood set up some type of memorial, like a Vietnam Wall type (memorial),” Brattin said. “I know that sounds crazy, but by state law (fetuses are) given human status, so should there be a human memorial attached to that human life?”

Really? He wants a freaking memorial? What? So he can go there and be sad about all the fetuses and all the potential they had to ruin (and possibly end) a woman’s life? What does he want this for? Can’t he just build a little shrine in his own house like my Aunt Grace used to do for all the relatives? Yeesh.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Rep. Brattin was not the only person at this meeting suggesting ridiculous things. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton had some weird and confusing ideas about how the donations should be tracked:

“The pathologist can be a key in that, because if they receive one of the aborted babies and there is something that should be there that’s not there, we want them to be sure to flag that,” Franklin said. “Then we need someone at the Department (of Health) that is paying attention (and sees) that it is flagged, so we can go back, trace it right back, just like you’d trace a package from Amazon, ‘my package has gone missing,’ and be able to identify what happened.”

This, by the way, was after an actual pathologist was asked if there was an ongoing problem with fetuses arriving without all expected parts, and he responded by saying “I guess anything would be possible, (but) I don’t think it’s probable.”

I’m honestly pretty curious now about why it is that these people think this is a problem. What do they think is happening here? Do they think that Planned Parenthood is hoarding spare fetus parts for the purpose of performing Satanic rituals? I mean, I know that is a thing some people think, but is that what they’re thinking? If not, what?

I realize they’re trying to find ways to prevent women from getting abortions somehow, or to make things difficult for Planned Parenthood as revenge for providing those abortions–but like, aren’t there more pressing issues in Missouri than standing around coming up with solutions to non-existent problems?


[h/t Raw Story]