All abortions would be classified as feticides, a class A felony punishable by life imprisonment without chance for parole, under a new bill introduced on Wednesday by Iowa State Representative Kim Pearson, a Tea Party Republican. Pearson’s bill states:
Any person who intentionally terminates a human pregnancy, with the knowledge and consent of the pregnant person, where death of the fetus results, commits feticide. Feticide is a class A felony.
Under the bill, doctors who perform abortions could spend life in prison and doctors who attempt to perform an abortion (but don’t go through with it, for some unclear reason) would be charged with the class B felony of 25 years in prison. Keep reading »
Zach Wahls, the son of two lesbians, addressed the Iowa legislature in defense of same-sex marriage this past year. This is the footage of his impassioned speech. Okay, I want to marry Zach now. Or vote for him. What year will he be eligible to run for president? But seriously, his words were so eloquent and moving. My heart is bursting. I just watched the speech four times in a row. I’m trying to memorize it. [Move On]
I consider myself a Christian and nothing pisses me off more than when people are bigoted a**holes and couch it in “Christianity.” Yes, I’m talking about you, Victoria Childress, baker in Iowa. Victoria was courted by a lesbian couple, Trina Vodraska and Janelle Sievers, to prepare a wedding cake for their June nuptials. But during a taste-testing session on Thursday afternoon, Victoria realized these two gals weren’t sisters or friends but [stage whisper] lesbians! That’s when Victoria said, as she told local news station KCCI, “‘I’ll tell you I’m a Christian, and I do have convictions.’ And I said, ‘I’m sorry to tell you, but I’m not going to be able to do your cake.’” Just like what Jesus would do. Keep reading »
Holy thought police, bat girl! Police in Iowa arrested a pregnant woman in her second trimester last month for telling a nurse she’d been thinking about having an abortion. While in the hospital after falling down a flight of stairs, Christine Taylor, 22, told a nurse about her employment and marital woes; Christine also said she’d considered both abortion and adoption before deciding to carry her pregnancy to full-term. The nurse then got suspicious that Christine had been trying to self-abort by throwing herself down the stairs — Christine was arrested under Iowa’s feticide laws, and the poor woman spent two days in jail. Keep reading »