Kansas is trying to pass yet another one of these misinfo chill-the-right bills.
One of its provisions requires doctors to tell patients about a linke between abortion and breast cancer. Trouble is, there is no such link.
Yes. Let's have:
(1) government intrusion into individual rights;
(2) government takeover of a medical procedure;
(3) government requiring false information to be told to patients within the context of the procedure;
(4) in order to trample on the constitution.
Genuine conservatives would object because this would seem to violate any number of those things they claim to hold sacred.
"The Kansas bill also defines life as beginning at fertilization, bans abortion providers from tax exemptions, excludes the cost of abortion services from tax deductions for medical expenses, and prohibits abortion providers from giving materials to instructors of sex education classes. That last provision, as the Associated Press explains, was revised after opponents argued that the language was broad enough to ban parents who work for abortion providers (or doctors who perform the procedure themselves) from volunteering in schools."
And here we see more shenanigans true conservatives oppose:
(5) playing favorites with the tax code;
(6) government interference with education.
Of course, the first bit was the whopper: defining life as beginning at fertilization. Kansas can define life however it wants, but it can't put that into direct practice in regards to abortion because of Roe. But, there are other problems. If your state has codified a declaration that a single fertilized cell is a human life, you have created a whole new host of problems.
If a woman has a glass of wine, this is endangering a child, etc.
If a woman has a miscarriage, then the state will need to launch a homicide investigation.
Because that was a human who died.
And so on. Once you've declared that a fertizlied egg is a human life, you have to treat that egg like any other fully grown adult, and you have to go after the person responsible for it for any bad things that happen to it, just as if it were a child.
Of course, if the state doesn't follow its declaration that life = a fertilized egg to such logical ends, we will know they are lying swine, in addition to being constitution-hating false conservative old-book thumpers. Well we probably know that already, but hey. Benefit of the doubt and all.
Now. Let us open the queue to claims that I am trying to distract BDC conservatives from the economy by posting about something else on this obscure internet backwater, in order to protect Obama from the wrath of their rather limited ranks....