Representative Rick Brattin (r) [file photo]
It’s Missouri and a right wingnut republican opens his mouth in public. What could possibly happen?:
This Lawmaker Wants Women to Get Permission From the Father Before Having an Abortion
Unless it was “legitimate rape.”
-By Molly Redden
| Wed Dec. 17, 2014 6:15 AM EST
A Missouri Republican is pushing a bill that would allow a man who gets a woman pregnant to stop her from having an abortion. The measure would force a woman who wants an abortion to obtain written permission from the father first-unless she was the victim of “legitimate rape.”
Rick Brattin, a state representative from outside Kansas City, filed the bill on December 3 for next year’s legislative session. The proposed measure reads, “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion.”
….Not Brattin. The father of five says that his recent vasectomy was the inspiration for this bill.
“When a man goes in for that procedure-at least in the state of Missouri-you have to have a consent form from your spouse in order to have that procedure done,” he says. “Here I was getting a normal procedure that has nothing to do with another human being’s life, and I needed to get a signed form…But on ending a life, you don’t. I think that’s pretty twisted.”
A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, a group of clinics that perform vasectomies, says that there is no law in Missouri requiring a man to get another person’s permission for a vasectomy….
There’s that phrase again.
The bill, pre-filed on December 3rd:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 131 [pdf]
98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BRATTIN.
0411H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 188.027, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to consent requirements for abortions.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 188.027, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 188.027, to read as follows:
13. No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion, except in cases in which the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed or induced was the victim of rape or incest and the pregnancy resulted from the rape or incest. If the father of the unborn child is deceased, the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed or induced shall sign a notarized affidavit attesting to the fact. No physician shall perform or induce an abortion unless and until the physician has obtained the written consent required in this subsection. The physician shall retain a copy of the consent or affidavit in the patient’s medical record.
[emphasis in original]
Can we stop pretending that Todd Akin (r) is an anomaly in the republican party?
HB 291: keping misooree stoopit (January 24, 2013)
Rep. Rick Brattin (r): cdesign proponentsists (February 9, 2014)