"You've got a purty mouth..."
I really shouldn't need to write about something as obscene and ridiculous as this. It goes, I think, without saying that there are many in the Legislative Branch of our government who are completely insane. For awhile, I was under the impression that they were the epitome of crazy. When people said to me, "Those representatives in the Legislative branch are insane!" I would reply, "Yeah, well, at least they can't possibly get any crazier!"
Thank you, Republicans in the House of Representatives, for proving me wrong. Thank you for breaking the barrier of insanity, and pushing the very limits of my "uh, what the fuck?" reflex.
According to an article in "The Daily Beast", Republican/Conservative representatives in the House are trying to pass a bill called "The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act" (known as H.R. 3). I'll post the link to the article at the bottom, but for those of you that would rather not read another page (poor babies), I'll sum it up as best as I can without, I hope, plagiarizing the author.
In 1976, a little thing called the "Hyde Amendment" banned federal funding for abortion. For example, Medicaid would not cover a woman wishing to have one. 17 years later, Congress passed an exemption to the Hyde Amendment, saying that "pregnancies resulting from rape or incest" could still be funded by federal money. My issue isn't with the Hyde Amendment.