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    we're all laughing at these people while they're trying to get a bill on the floor that would ban abortions for reasons of race or gender.
    This is from Wonkette, so the snark is turned all the way up, but the subject is serious:

    Would-be aborted black fetuses have found a new friend in Rep. Trent Franks (of Arizona, sigh) and the collected shiny-faced grinners of the House Republican caucus. A clever woods-goblin has planted into these congressmen’s heads the notion that “abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community,” and not the official NIH-sanctioned answer of “terminal flank pain, secondary to laughing at congressional imbeciles.” Now the caucus is circulating a memo in support of the subtly titled Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (GET IT?!) Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which was aborted failed to reach mark-up when it was last put forward but which will probably reach viability make it to a floor vote this time around...

    The Franks bill would ban abortions based on race or gender, and even let a woman’s family sue her doctors if they think her abortion might have anything to do with race or gender. True, less than 5% of abortions actually take place after it would be possible to determine a baby’s sex. But in the Republicans’ defense, it has been getting easier for black ladies to guess earlier and earlier, and with surprising accuracy, the probable race of their fetuses (black, shh), using just a few simple bits of old folk wisdom. Perhaps medical science just finally forced the GOP’s benevolent hand?

    While we're laughing, lets find some Democrats to replace them and restore sanity to the House.

    If you can separate sex from procreation, you have given women the ability to participate in society on an equal basis with men. -Gloria Feldt

    by skohayes on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:20:29 PM PST

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