Pass the bucks.
Why is it that right wingnut republicans always act like they won in a landslide?
Unofficial Election Returns
State of Missouri Special Election – Legislative District 15
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
State Representative – District 15 Precincts Reporting 13 of 13
Paul Woody DEM 1,836 48.3%
Sommer, Chrissy REP 1,874 49.3%
Slantz, Bill LIB 94 2.5%
Total Votes 3,804
Not exactly. That’s a margin of thirty-eight votes, not thirty-eight percent.
And so, we get this:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2076
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SOMMER (Sponsor), ZERR, CRAWFORD, RIDDLE, BRANDOM, FRANKLIN, BLACK, KRATKY, McGEOGHEGAN, BROWN (85), LICHTENEGGER, ENTLICHER, PARKINSON, DIEHL, BROWN (116), JONES (89), MEADOWS AND KELLEY (126) (Co-sponsors).
6225L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapters 34 and 188, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to preferences in governmental contracts for persons who contribute to alternatives to abortion services.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapters 34 and 188, RSMo, are amended by adding thereto two new sections, to be known as sections 34.085 and 188.320, to read as follows:
34.085. 1. In purchasing or contracting for any supplies, equipment, or services, all agencies, departments, institutions, and other entities of this state and each political subdivision of this state, and agents thereof with procurement power, shall give a bidding preference of up to five bonus points or up to five percentage points to any person who or organization which makes a contribution or contributions of a certain level to an alternatives to abortion agency or to the alternatives to abortion support fund established in section 188.320.
5. The alternatives to abortion support fund shall be subject to appropriation and shall be used to encourage childbirth over abortion and to support alternatives to abortion by funding:
(1) The alternatives to abortion services program established in section 188.325;
(2) The alternatives to abortion public awareness program established in section 188.335; or
(3) Such other programs or services permitted by law or by appropriation consistent with the purposes of this section.
[emphasis in original]
Any bets that contraception isn’t an option?
As our good friends at Fired Up! point out:
….So take those profits you’re going to get from a taxpayer funded state contract and send ’em on over to the anti-choicers at a pregnancy resource center, places notorious for refusing to be forthright about their true agenda of misleading women about their reproductive choices.
How many more pieces of legislation are there going to be that don’t address the budget crisis our state faces and instead force the ideological preferences of the right-wing fringe on others?
For right wingnuts that’s a feature, not a bug.