Monday, September 05, 2011

Ohio: Their Nose in Your Womb

The floor of the cave has been on the phone, it wants its batshit back.

Group wants to put abortion ban on Ohio ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio group is gathering signatures in an effort to add an abortion ban to the state's constitution.

Personhood Ohio wants to put the issue before voters in 2012. The measure would amend Ohio's constitution to define a person as any human being at any stage of development, including fertilization.

It is part of a nationwide effort by Personhood USA to change all 50 state constitutions. President Keith Mason says his goal is to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban abortion.

"We're raising the issue up and producing the social tension necessary to change the way our country treats a pre-born child," Mason said.

Tara Broderick, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio, called the measure "dangerous and deceptive."

"If it passes, it changes the state constitution and puts the government smack in the middle of personal, private medical decisions between women and their doctors."

Ohio's constitution reads, "All persons are, by nature, free and independent, have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and seeking and obtaining happiness and safety." The proposed amendment would apply the word "persons" to any human being from fertilization on.

Broderick is worried that the change is more far-reaching than extending rights to fetuses.

"It's being promoted as innocuous, but this would literally ban all abortions in Ohio, ban contraception, ban birth control pills," she said.

Gary Dougherty, the legislative director of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio, said the measure would outlaw abortion even in extreme cases such as rape, incest or risk to the mother's life.

Mason's group has put an amendment on Colorado's ballot in 2008 and 2010, but voters defeated it both times. An amendment was approved for Mississippi's ballot this November, and the group is collecting signatures in Montana and Florida, he said.

The group starts by collecting signatures to deliver to state legislators, then seeks out volunteers from those lists and activates them for larger petition drives. It plans on launching an effort in North Dakota in the coming weeks.

"Been helping to stir up support there (Ohio) for several months," Mason said. "People in Ohio have begun collecting signatures, we've assisted them where we can, and as soon as they gather enough signatures, we'll come on full force."

Once the initial round of signatures is submitted and the amendment's summary is approved for the petitions, the group needs to collect about 380,000 more signatures to make it onto the 2012 ballot.

Dr. Patrick Johnston, a Zanesville pediatrician, is spearheading the effort for Personhood Ohio. He said the group started collecting signatures a week ago and hopes to submit the first 1,000 next week.

"I think the whole tea party movement has reinvigorated the movement to get something done at the state level instead of waiting on the federal government," said Johnston, who has spoken at five tea party rallies in Ohio. "Tea party resolution is strong in Ohio, and that has invigorated pro-lifers." Houston Chronicle

And when the Talibangelical have achieved this utopian state of bliss, what then?

The United States of America can stand as equals, shoulder to shoulder with Nicaragua, the second poorest country in South America.

"Here there is a lot of religiosity but only a little Christianity." : Nicaragua

And I must be psychic, it was only a couple of days ago that I dug out these links to previous droppings a la Myotis Sodalis. (Source and supreme irony, watch out kid, there's no future for you in Ohio.) Posted as was.

They're all the same, if they had half the preoccupation for the welfare of kids once they are out of the womb, as they do for the ''pre-born person,'' I might understand it a bit more.

They're all the same and they're all batshit.

But for the really batshit, try South Carolina and their "Foetus for Jesus" monument.

And they won't be happy until a state like this exists.

And all this from a nation that has murdered millions around the world. And continues to do so.

Of Abortion, and Women as the Ultimate Source of Evil


Anonymous said...

"How many of these "saved" babies has this self-righteous old geezer adopted?" (comment slackjaw)

Himself said...

Only in America Maren, only in America!

I'm working on a project, well Teddy is, he has a commission, to come up with a few graphics in order to give as much bad press as we (Holise) can to both the town and the event.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

2:50 a repressed Dutchman
(Bert Dorenbos of the Scream for Life foundation):

"I'm also influenced by erotic pornography. I'm against that. That's why it should disappear."

Pornography? You couldn't make it up, well at least he discerns his own problem. M

Himself said...

Magic stuff! There are some great one liners in there.

Himself said...

Might I ask you how old you are Maren?

Not a very gentlemanly thing to do I admit, but I sometimes wonder.

Anonymous said...

Hi Himself, you may ask, no problem, I'm 45 years old. M

Himself said...

Thank you m'dear. You could have been thirty or you could have been sixty, bang in the middle as it happens.

Anonymous said...

The golden mean, age is just a number, what about timeless like your dear self? M

Himself said...

I don't know about timeless, I'm a bit like yourself I suppose, still at forty five, old enough to have learned a bit, but still young enough to put it to good use.

Do you have twitter account by the way Maren? A very handy thing for keeping up to the minute on what's going on. I've been getting into it more and more these last couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

I don't have twitter account, I'm short of time and very selective :) Regards M

Anonymous said...

It is unusual but not completely off topic, it is turtle and twitter account related.

LuLubelle Tortue

I am a tortoise. I sleep. I wake up to eat but only in the summer. Steve @montberte decided that if cats, dogs & hamsters have accounts why not me.

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