Daily Archives: Saturday, 26 February, 2011

Guess the Benighted Wasteland IIII

A lawmaker in this unfortunate backwater (population almost ten million) has introduced a bill that would criminalize miscarriages and make abortion completely illegal. (Last year the same lawmaker–elected by the people!–proposed calling rape and domestic violence victims “accusers.”) Miscarriages and abortions could be punishable by death: any “prenatal murder” in the words of the bill, including “human involvement” in a miscarriage, would be a felony and carry a penalty of life in prison or death.

This is a place where 82% of the population follow the dominant religion (supposedly one of peace, love, and forgiveness), only 3% are “other,” and 13% identify as not religious.

If you guessed Georgia, the Peach State, setting of the novel Deliverance, you are right! Mother Jones has the story here, and Tiger Beatdown has an excellent take on it here.

"All I did was play tennis!"

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