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#1 BadCat

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

Alabama rep thinks a baby is the largest organ in a woman's body and her aim appears to be to shut abortion clinics to "keep women safe".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/m..._n_2712812.html

The stupid hurts my brain.

#2 Bluenomi

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

You know they still manage to surprise me with the stupid crap they make up. Everytime I think they've said the stupidest thing, they find something worse.

A baby is an organ? Really? Then how come removing it doesn't kill you like removing say your heart? Gah, where is that facepalm smilie when you need it.

#3 kpingitquiet

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

If a baby is an organ, can I transplant it so someone else will get the SPD?

#4 BadCat

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 20/02/2013, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If a baby is an organ, can I transplant it so someone else will get the SPD?


Sure, why not?

#5 Soontobegran

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

Oh dear ddoh.gif
Even if the baby was an organ the skin will always be the largist human organ!

#6 rosie28

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

I walked past a group of people yesterday surrounded by banners with the pink ribbon logo. They were handing out flyers and I took one as I walked past. I was horrified to find out upon reading the flyer that they're an anti-abortion group - the "breast cancer pevention institute". Apparently babies prevent breast cancer, so abortion causes it. I walked back and gave them a piece of my mind - SO misleading for them to be using the pink ribbon logo!

#7 bakesgirls

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

Stupid is an understatement when it comes to this person.. ddoh.gif I'm quite liking the comment

QUOTE
I'd wager this woman's brain is the smallest organ in her body


#8 rosie28

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

Oh, and apparently only full term pregnancy prevents breast cancer (and I'm not saying it doesn't have some benefits, it probably does, but that's not the point), but that's a bit of a bummer for those with premmie babies, isn't it! I suppose I should be contacting the BCN to let them know their ribbon is being used...

#9 FeralBob!

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Good grief  blink.gif

Can someone please tell me how people who lack even the most basic knowledge of biology can get this far in life? And be capable of making decisions that directly affect many, many people?????

#10 LittleListen

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

QUOTE (WingBob @ 20/02/2013, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good grief  blink.gif

Can someone please tell me how people who lack even the most basic knowledge of biology can get this far in life? And be capable of making decisions that directly affect many, many people?????



Honestly? Because the truly smart and balanced people don't get involved in politics.



#11 Jane Jetson

Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Holy... good... gravy.

As the article points out, isn't the US pro-life/nutcase wing of the GOP position that an embryo/foetus is a person in its own right from the time of conception? So how is it also an organ? Doesn't this mean that if it poses a danger to the mother's life (just as in the case of a diseased appendix) it needs to be removed? This would have interesting implications for Catholic health and those who would force women to continue unviable pregnancies cause cows do it.

#12 deejie

Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Just another push from the conservative Republicans to ultimately achieve legal "personhood" status from the moment of conception. It will reduce a pregnant woman to nothing more than an incubator, with no bodily autonomy and little control over her health care decisions.

The slow and steady erosion of women's rights in the USA is frightening. What is more frightening that there are enough like minded people who vote these people in to power.

#13 purplekitty

Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

The stupid is thermonuclear.
It is all about reframing the antichoice movement as one that is primarily concerned with the welfare of women.

Let's hope everybody can see these as the cynical and manipulative ploys they are.

#14 Bunsen the feral

Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

If removing this vital organ is so dangerous shouldn't we be doing something about the ones that get expelled out of the body at around the 9 month mark?

Close the maternity hospitals they are a danger to women!!

#15 Roobear

Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

How does someone so stupid get into a political position where they can make decisions for people???!!!

The push for restrictions of women's rights in the US is frightening!

#16 Feral_Pooks

Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Maybe we should have a permit system to have sex, reproductive and God-sanctioned only of course, and be done with it?

#17 Bunsen the feral

Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_fembo @ 20/02/2013, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe we should have a permit system to have sex, reproductive and God-sanctioned only of course, and be done with it?


Do I get my husband to apply?

#18 happening

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

snort

#19 countrylivingmum

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

Omg I'm almost I'm 33 weeks pregnant what's going to happen when I go into labour? I will be missing the biggest " organ " in my body can I live with out it?!?! blink.gif
Stupid idiot the sad thing is that some people are so ignorant they will actually believe her and think  this.

#20 FEdeRAL

Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 20/02/2013, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What an idiot everyone knows babies are parasites not organs.

Exactly. Try telling it to the anti-abortionist though. There's no reasoning with the stupids and ignorants unfortunately.

#21 Bobbypoppa

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Organ? I think this woman is a certain type of well known organ herself!

#22 FeralBob!

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE (Bunsen @ 20/02/2013, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do I get my husband to apply?

Well, duh, of course  rolleyes.gif Don't be getting ideas that you can y'know control your own fertility or anything dangerous like that  original.gif

#23 4kidlets

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Regardless of one's views on abortion - Obviously the idea a baby is an organ is a gross mis representation of the biological facts.


However
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A baby is an organ? Really? Then how come removing it doesn't kill you like removing say your heart?


doesnt really stand up either - I mean the spleen, for example, is definitely is an organ but removing it doesnt kill you.

#24 Leggy

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE
I suppose I should be contacting the BCN to let them know their ribbon is being used...


Please do!

Far out...the really sad/amusing thing about the "pregnancy prevents breast cancer" thing (and it does reduce your overall risk, but not eliminate it) is that the no-pregnancy group in the original studies were nuns. What are we supposed to do, give nuns a dispensation to have one pregnancy to protect themselves?

#25 Niamh23

Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

If the baby is an organ, there should be no moral issues about removing it surgically...




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