Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chattel Rhymes With Cattle

I stand corrected.  I stand dumbfounded. Due to this debacle The Ultrasound Opportunity Bill , I'm standing up for the rights of women in my state.

In my previous post here , I mentioned that Illinois has a Democratic Governor and State House.  I said that there were no direct assaults on the rights of my wife and daughters.  Well I was wrong.

The Ultrasound Opportunity Bill was brought to the floor of the House by the House Agricultural Committee. Let that sink in for a moment .  Here in Illinois, we don't just treat women like chattel, we treat them like cattle. It passed with votes from Republicans and Democrats and many of the sponsors on the floor are DEMOCRATS and by my count at least two Democratic women co-sponsored.  What the hell?

This outrage cannot stand.  The bill calls for a transvaginal ultrasound be taken 24 hours prior to an abortion, then the pregnant women is offered a chance to view the ultrasound.  If she declines she has to sign a waiver that stays on file at Public Health.  So not only is a woman treated like livestock, but if she refuses to view the grainy computer image of the Area 51 experiment growing in her gut, she goes on a list! Great idea, truly grand.  

Oh and for those playing at home, I have a beautiful wife and two amazing daughters.  I take assaults on their freedoms seriously.  Last year my wife had to have a transvaginal ultrasound for a possible cyst.  She said its very painful and uncomfortable.  There were mutterings of "let me stick a ball bat up your ass to give you an idea", but I digress..

Sponsors like Rep. Joe Lyons (D-Chicago) (D for dumbass, douchebag, dickcheese take your pick) say that its a pro-choice bill.  Heres a tip Joe, if the Illinois Catholic Conference supports legislation regarding abortion ITS NOT PRO CHOICE!  

Conventional wisdom on this is that it will be killed in the House, but with so much bi-partisan support, I'm not so sure of that.  One thing I am sure of, I'm voting pro-women, pro-choice.  If you're a Democrat who supports the war on women, you're on my list too.  I trusted that Democrats would use common sense, common decency, and at least the amount of compassion you'd show a farm animal, guess I was wrong.

UPDATE 2/29/2012 some dumbass cracker named Lou Lang added  Amendment 6 to the bill.  This is even more frustrating.  As I read it, the woman shall be informed of the costs of the ultrasound and make arrangements for payment of that fee as well.  Hell ladies you didn't think that pleasure rod stuffed in your naughty bits was free.  You're gonna pay, you bunch of brazen harlots!  Seriously, I would love to meet Mr. Lang, punch him in the sack and tell him to pay me for it. 

If you want to support the push back on the War on Women you can follow @TeamUterati on Twitter, Team Uterati on Facebook and the web site www.teamuterati.com.


  1. Some fucked up shit Pat. Strange days indeed. How odd, that the party who claims to want a non-invasive, limited government has no problem crawling inside a woman with a camera.

    In following the Sandusky shit on Penn Live, I came across THIS which seems to indicate a concerted effort by the righties to enact this garbage across the landscape.

  2. Yeah, the Penn law is one of many. Seriously this is some fucked up shit.