And it goes on…


Crossposted from


Despite it having been decided among the Very Serious People™, which includes those august fathers of reasonable discourse otherwise known as the editorial board of the Denver Post, that this whole “war on women” is naught but a bunch of hysterical frippery:

And contrary to (Mark) Udall’s tedious refrain, (Cory) Gardner’s election would pose no threat to abortion rights.

A state legislator in Missouri introduced a bill requiring a woman to get signed and notarized permission from the man who impregnated her before she can have an abortion.

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.”

The bill contains exceptions for women who become pregnant as the result of rape or incest—but there are caveats.

“Just like any rape, you have to report it, and you have to prove it,” Brattin tells Mother Jones. “So you couldn’t just go and say, ‘Oh yeah, I was raped’ and get an abortion. It has to be a legitimate rape.”

Good thing we were just imagining that war on us, amirite? Also, too, nice touch with the “legitimate rape”, Rick Brattin, considering how you are from Missouri, which is where Todd Akin uh, practiced his love on women across that land.

And thanks to the Very Serious People™, for declaring that the “war on women” is a joke. Thanks to you, the very real war on women has gained steam. Good job.


  1. One little discussed fact is that the birth rate, especially among teenagers, has been falling dramatically for several years. Under Obamacare, contraception is now provided free as part of health care plans, except for the religious exemption. Because of this, many young women are now opting for more reliable forms of birth control, including contraceptive patches and IUD’s. Both of these are much more reliable than the birth control pill.

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