>Here’s What Happens When Imbeciles Write Policy

>Thisis the finest example of what happens when nobody stops and says hey wait a minute that I’ve seen in quite some time.

A proposed amendment to the state constitution of Colorado aimed at essentially killing abortion rights is so poorly thought out that it could potentially make murderers out of anybody who tries and fails to carry a pregnancy to term.

Philosophers may debate when human life begins, but scientists are unanimous on the subject of when pregnancy begins: it’s when a fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus.

But the proposed Amendment 48 specifies that the egg be considered a “person” in the eyes of the law even before it is implanted in the uterus. That means, effectively, that those forms of birth control that prevent such implantation would be classified as homicide under the proposal.

Even without the use of drugs, many eggs just naturally fail to implant in the uterus. Likewise, many eggs are implanted only to result in a miscarriage
in the early days or weeks of pregnancy — often before the woman is even aware she is pregnant. Should a woman who suffers a miscarriage be charged with negligent homicide because she failed to protect a fertilized egg she may not have even known she carried? Should a man who fertilized an egg be entitled to file a civil lawsuit against a woman who miscarries, charging her with the wrongful death of his week-old fertilized egg?

What about women who have difficulty conceiving and try in vitro fertilization. Typically, a number of fertilized embryos are created and frozen. Once pregnancy occurs, the superfluous embryos are often discarded. But under the Colorado “eggs are people” law, that would be murder.

That pretty much says it all right there. There’s nothing I could add besides the standard what the Christ were these handi-tards thinking, but even that wouldn’t apply here because it’s obvious that nobody who supports this garbage has given it any thought at all. They’re simply letting their misguided beliefs lead the way and letting the rest of us deal with the consequences.

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