We like to think we’re on the cutting edge of anti-choice crackpottery here in AZ, and it is true that our state lege pops out woman-punishing bills like amorous bunnies, but we’ve got nothing on other red states when it comes to politicians and other public figures blurting out statements that reveal the vicious misogyny lurking behind the anti-choice movement.
Behold what an Alabama doctor(!) said in support of a bill in that state that would ban all abortions by bestowing legal personhood status on a pregnancy from the moment of conception:
Dr. Jim Belyeu, an OB/GYN, called a fetus “totally separate” from the mother as he spoke in favor of the bill.
“The mother only contributes the egg and the incubator,” Belyeu said
I will say that this bold statement defining women as broodmares is at least a refreshing change from Cathi Herrod and various AZ legislators putting on the pie eyes and pretending to be oh-so-concerned about “health and safety”.