An Alabama lawmaker pushing a bill to limit access to abortion facilities in the state has claimed the nature of the procedure should require stringent regulations because it involves removing the “largest organ” from a woman’s body.
“When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body,” state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin, R-Pelham, recently told the Montgomery Adviser, explaining why her bill is necessary. “That’s a big thing. That’s a big surgery. You don’t have any other organs in your body that are bigger than that.
The largest human organ is, in fact, the skin. As critics have been quick to point out, a fetus – which has its own developing organs – is not an organ.
The Alabama House of Representatives is expected to take up the abortion legislation, known as HB 57, on Tuesday. The bill would require physicians at the state’s five remaining abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, require clinics to follow ambulatory building codes, and make it a felony for a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant to dispense abortion-inducing medications.
TVNL Comment: What this illustrates is the desperate need for funding to education in the US. And, of course, this shows how badly we need a basic intelligence test for candidates running for public office. What a disgrace this is....