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Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, the senator from Twitter, is an odd duck. He's a regular critic of the History Channel, a women's college basketball enthusiast, and a staunch believer that "Iowa needs longer season to kill more" deer.

But when he's not making the whole internet laugh (and laugh and laugh and laugh) at his unintentional comedy, he's a reliably conservative vote in the Senate for things like, say, restricting women's reproductive rights. He has a perfect 100 percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee and a big fat zero from NARAL. In other words, when he's not tweeting about all the deer he's killed with his car, he's a pretty typical Republican who wants to get all up in your vagina because he thinks that's his business.

Unless ... Well, unless he's explaining to a constituent that no, the government isn't going to secretly implant microchips in your children's brains during recess.

CONSTITUENT: They’re saying that they’re going to start, in 2013, putting microchips in government workers and then any kid that enrolls in school, starting in pre-school, will have a microchip implanted in them so that they can track them. [...] Is that true?

GRASSLEY: No. First of all, nothing can be done to your body without your permission. It’d be a violation of the constitutional right to privacy if that were to happen.

All of a sudden, despite everything forced-birthers have ever claimed, there is a right to privacy in the Constitution? Do you think that only applies to government-mandated brain chips or could we women maybe invoke that constitutional right to keep, for example, Chuck Grassley out of our bodies?


Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:24 AM PST.

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