Republicans insist the War on Women is a fabricated stunt to undermine their party. Well thank goodness for that because it means the following isn’t’ really happening even though it is.
So much self-deemed small-Government Republicans.
Think Progress reports:
A bill advancing in Kansas would mandate reporting for miscarriages at any stage in pregnancy, the first step along the path to criminalizing pregnant women’s bodies. Under an amendment attached to HB 2613 — which was originally intended to update the state’s procedure for issuing birth certificates for stillborn babies — doctors would be required to report all of their patients’ miscarriages to the state health department.
Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R), one of the most zealous pro-choice opponents in Kansas, tacked on the miscarriage reporting requirement just last week. It’s so extreme that the bill’s original author is withdrawing his support from his own legislation.
Kansas Rep. John Doll (R) told ThinkProgress,“I can’t support the bill as it was amended. I think it waters it down and makes it into a political statement. I wanted a bill to help give closure to some families — I didn’t want it to have anything to do with pro-life or pro-choice issues.”
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