Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Party of State-Mandated Vaginal Probing Goes Limp

For the second day in a row, once some of the Republican members of the Virginia General Assembly got a good look at the women massing on the Capitol grounds in opposition to 10 inches of government snooping shoved up their vaginas, the sponsors of Virginia's proposed new anti-abortion bill were said to be in deep contemplation of "compromises" that might save their mortal souls from the hell about to be unleashed on them.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), who up until day-before-yesterday said he was just itching to see all those women spread their legs to state-mandated probing, is now signaling that maybe it was some governor-impersonator who said he would sign any vaginal-poking-around law that the General Assembly cared to put on his desk.

Gov. McDonnell's ringing endorsement has changed to something resembling under-cooked pabulum:
"Our position is: If the General Assembly passes this bill the governor will review it, in its final form, at that time,” McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said in a statement.

Seems like the Republican war on women, when faced with actual resistance, gets a whole lot less "manly."

1 comment:

brotherdoc said...

Good news from VA but it turns out almost exactly this same provision recently already went into effect in your home state of TX, Jer, sad to say. Texas is already so far to the right that I guess women there have just given up and let the men run their bodies. Until this becomes a national issue, wnat we are seeing (as we well know in NC) is an attempt by the so-called religious right to get state laws changed one after the other until only privileged and wealthy women will be able to get even the most basic reproductive services. Yet at the same time they are demonizing welfare mothers, anyone entitled to the Earned Income Tax Credit, and want to continually slash any kind of government-run feeding programs for poor children. Wrapped as they are in the sanctimony of their cause, and since they rely on well-funded subterfuge and propaganda, they can only be defeated by a concerted effort of the informed electorate.