Alabama State Representative Kurt Wallace (HD-42, Clinton & Shelby Co.) has been pretty curt and abrupt with constituents who contact him in opposition to the TRAP bill (HB-57) that was rushed through committee yesterday. He started with "only God gives life" and then got worse.....
Wallace quotes are cross posted from Daily Kos & confirmed by contacting the the letter writers
In a message dated 2/6/2013 10:36:26 P.M. Central Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
Stop trying to play God. If you don't want children don't get pregnant. Only God gives life and you have no right to decide when to end it. You're concerned about us "hurting babies who will be born to mothers that can't support them". So rather than have a child born, and possibly adopted by a loving family that can't have children, you would rather KILL the child. There is a big difference between "hurt" and "kill".
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Kurt Wallace wrote:
Polly, Thank you for your concern. However, by definition a "family" is a husband, wife, and children. If we kill all our children before they are born we won't have any families and therefore, nothing to choose. Not getting pregnant is not rocket science, but carelessly getting pregnant and then killing your child is just plain wrong! Respectfully,
Actually, there's nothing "respectful" about Rep. Wallace and his replies. And if "only God" can end life, where's his crusade against the death penalty?
One of my cousins & her husband endured years of expensive fertility treatments before finally conceiving a child. Under the "Personhood" bill idea (that Rep. Wallace supports), they were guilty of infanticide since not all the fertilized eggs were implanted. Furthermore, how obnoxious to even intimate that they weren't "a family" before their child arrived...
Oh, and if Wallace & his buddies have their way, "not getting pregnant" may well be rocket science since women won't have access to IUDs, many types of birth control pills, and other hormonal methods of birth control. Wallace & his male friends had better get used to cold showers and "Mr. Raincoat."
Even better... how about the women of Alabama who are married to or otherwise intimately engaged with anti-choice men in this state just consider the example of "Lysistrata?"
There are a lot of things about us women
That sadden me, considering how men
See us as rascals.
With support from Lampito, the Spartan, Lysistrata persuades the other women to withhold sexual privileges from their menfolk as a means of forcing them to end the interminable Peloponnesian War
That might solve our problem right quick.