Government sanctioned rape.

**trigger warnings**

Oh, you live in Wisconsin and want a legal medical procedure?  Not before we get to stick a bunch of stuff inside you that has absolutely zero relevance to that procedure.

At the Wisconsin Right to Life Legislative Conference this week, the state’s top Republican lawmakers assured attendees that they will do everything in their power to enact a forced ultrasound bill, which would mandate an invasive transvaginal probe for some women seeking first-trimester abortions. “This bill is a priority,” Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) said. “It is long overdue.”

Party of small government, which despises the wastefulness of other parties, making a useless procedure mandatory.  Oh, do you want the government that is mandating this needless, invasive procedure to pay for it?  No, that’s Obamacare and the GOP hates that.

They complain during the elections about the economy crumbling and talk about how they can fix it.  But when it comes to which laws the GOP is working on most feverishly, this is their stated priority.

Exceptions for rape?  No, if you want an abortion in Wisconsin you have to get raped first.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


    Here’s the solution: introduce a clause in that bill saying every man over the age of 40 who wants an erection-enhancing drug must undergo an anorectal exam and x-ray to ensure their prostate is up to scratch. Every. Damn. Time. No repeats on scripts.

  • Glodson

    It just goes to show that a number of anti-choice people seem to think that the womb is public domain.

  • Loqi

    I am sad. I’m from Wisconsin so I feel partially responsible for this, but now live in Minnesota and can’t vote against these people.

  • invivoMark

    I’d be very surprised if this passes. Regardless of their personal stances, lawmakers here know that their jobs are on the line, and Wisconsin voters sent a strong message in this year’s elections that we will not tolerate the GOP’s attacks on women.

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      I hope you don’t underestimate their zeal to push through regressive legislation before they’re booted out. They still have plenty of time to pass some unpleasant laws.

  • Brad

    A bunch of dumbfucks here reelected Walker though… We need to sell some of the rural northern counties to Michegan.

    • invivoMark

      Not “re-elected”, just failed to recall. Recall elections often fail because there’s always those people who think it’s “messing with the Democratic Process” or some bollocks. But at least we got a couple of those nasty senators out of there.

      The Dems here have to screw up pretty bad to lose in Walker’s next election.

      • John Horstman

        Ugh, that whole “let him have his full term” attitude nearly had me screaming at people. I imagine we’ll be stomping all over the Right wing next election as well, and if we can get Fallone for the state Supreme Court, we may be able to duck the worst laws through court challenges (for example, I’d hope a reality-based majority on the supreme court would rule that state-mandated rape is an illegal law). I’m also hoping that we in Milwaukee County will finally be able to get rid of our dear sheriff Clarke after his asinine calls for vigilantism (I’m still never sure how he survives the Democratic primary, as he’s possibly crazier and more right-wing than our governor).

        • invivoMark

          Y’all out in Milwaukee scare the pants off of me sometimes. I’m afraid to visit.

  • Andrew T.

    Speakling as a Wisconsin resident, here is my illustrated take on this lunacy and the people who perpetuate it: