DNC Party Chair: “Senseless and Wrong” to Punish Men Who Force Women To Have Abortions
Can someone explain to the Democratic Party that being “pro-choice” shouldn’t mean supporting the “choice” of men to force an abortion upon unwilling women? Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says it’s “senseless and wrong” to punish men who use violence or trickery to make their partners abort.
The Florida legislature passed a law criminalizing this behavior in response to a high-profile case in which a Florida man slipped his girlfriend the abortion pill.
The bill was necessary because John Andrew Welden tricked his pregnant girlfriend, Remee Lee, into taking a drug, misoprostol, to cause an abortion. Lee was six weeks pregnant and refused to have an abortion as Welden had demanded…Still, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says more time should have been spent this year on jobs, the economy, and accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid.
“Instead, Florida Republican lawmakers have wasted taxpayers time and money by passing these extreme bills that further limit women’s reproductive rights. It is senseless and it’s wrong,” said Wasserman Schultz.
Actually, people with “sense” understand that forced abortions are a form of domestic violence, and should be prosecuted as such. The fact that this needs to be spelled out for a so-called feminist is scary. Someone should explain to Wasserman Schultz that “reproductive rights” do not extend to pregnant women’s abusive boyfriends.
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