14 September, 2009

Anti-Abortion Group Wants to Ban Birth Control Under the Florida Constitution

This is rich:

We always knew it would come to this. It's never really about abortion, it's about sex - and punishing the people who think they can act like sluts and get away with it instead of feeling God's wrath!

TALLAHASSEE -- A nationwide anti-abortion group launched an effort in Florida Friday to outlaw all abortions and certain types of birth control, including oral contraceptives and the morning-after pill.

The religion-infused movement, called "Personhood Florida," would define conception in Florida's constitution at the "biological beginnings," supporters said -- when the sperm meets the egg. The group filed its amendment today but the exact ballot language is still being worked out, said Secretary of State Spokeswoman Jennifer Krell-Davis.

The amendment seeks to outlaw all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. Also criminalized: the morning-after pill and oral contraceptives taken by women, known as the pill. "There are some (birth control) methods that kill a child," said Pat McEwan, who is leading the Personhood Florida group.

I've some friends in Florida who will probably want to make sure this shit doesn't pass, even though it would be struck down as unconstitutional within a year or two.

And before the rest of you start laughing too hard at Florida's predicament, remember you could be next:
Supporters say they're pushing the personhood amendment not only in Florida, but in a dozen other states.
Da-dum da-dum da-dum...

Be sure to check out the story Suzie linked to - you'll just love the group's crazy ideas about what's causing problems in the auto industry and Social Security.

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