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The state of Georgia will protect you — so long as you're not born yet

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Abortions after six weeks of pregnancy will now be illegal in the state of Georgia, after Governor Brian Kemp signed a “fetal heartbeat bill” into law this morning which prohibits doctors from performing abortions after there’s a detectable heartbeat. At six weeks, a fetus is the size of a pea, and doesn’t have arms, legs oorr a face. It doesn’t have a neural tube connecting the brain to the spinal cord. It is, essentially, one missed period. But it now has more rights than the living, breathing, thinking, feeling mother it’s implanted inside.

I once saw a woman carrying a baby with the slogan “Now that I’m safe, I’m pro-choice” emblazoned on it (i’m still not sure whether she was a liberal with a dark sense of humor or a pro-lifer trying to make a point through the age-old medium of infant fashion.) It made me laugh guiltily, which I presume was the intended reaction. A lot of people could have accused it of being in poor taste. I can’t imagine sales were astronomical.

What might make for a more successful line of baby clothing in the state of Georgia this week would be hats, onesies and T-shirts stating: “Now I’m alive, Brian Kemp doesn’t care about me”. Because even as Kemp evangelized about how we must........

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