Thursday Update: Sick Minds

I’ve been gone for quite a while – lots of things going on right now, which has left little time for even keeping up with the news, let alone writing about it. But there were two things I wanted to mention.

The first is Representative Terry England (R), a lawmaker from Georgia who for some reason thought it was in any way acceptable to compare pregnant women to livestock, and then suggest (and introduce legislation) that abortion after 20 weeks should be completely outlawed under any circumstance, forcing them to carry stillborn fetuses to term.

There are no words. Or rather, there are words, but I don’t have them. Here’s a much better post by PZ Myers on the bill. And if you’re wondering why this really is such a bad thing, given that humans are animals just like pigs and cows, please go read about tissue decay (histolysis), sepsis, the trauma that women experience during stillbirthing, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

If your brain hasn’t exploded from rage or you haven’t given yourself a concussion from facepalming, the way I nearly did, here’s another delightful gem from The Internet:

#ToMyUnbornChild: If you’re gay, I’ll [insert horrific act of violence here]

It’s an actual thing on Twitter. Here’s a collection of over 100 tweets featuring that tag:

100 Real Tweets from Homophobes Who Would Murder Their Gay Child

I don’t care if any of them were kidding. This kind of thing actually happens, it’s not something to joke about, and now I’m going to go do something else because this is ridiculous.

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