Thursday, July 7, 2011
Yesterday Governor Bobby Jindal (R) signed a law requiring that clinics providing abortion services post signs indicating that a woman cannot be forced to obtain an abortion and that her partner is legally obligated to pay child support. The signs must also state that services are available to help women during and following their pregnancies and that adoptive parents may be able to offer financial assistance with the pregnancy, regardless of whether or not that statement is true. . . .
death + taxes: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Compares Women to Criminals, by Gray Hurlburt:
. . . Making sure women get accurate, balanced information about medical procedures sounds innocuous enough. But the way Jindal words his support for the bill will raise the hairs on the back of your neck:
“When officers arrest criminals today, they are read their rights,” he said. “Now if we’re giving criminals their basic rights and they have to be informed of those rights, it seems to me only common sense we would have to do the same thing for women before they make the choice about whether to get an abortion.” . . .