The offensiveness outrage is, of course, intended to not only (literally) quiet the opposition, but to distract from this utterly stupid and unnecessary law.
I live in a state where the legislature and the governor apparently do not give a shit about the people, no matter what they say. There are endless examples of this. But this... this is over the top even for them.
(The Detroit Free Press article about this from yesterday has a truly amazing comment section, which basically consists of a whole bunch of rational people offended that the legislators in question were censored, and two or three guys who just keep bringing the same spurious trollness to the table. Car-wreck fascinating.)
Again, again, again, again, again: Women's bodies, women's choices, and especially women's reproductive health choices are their own. Not yours, not mine, not the Michigan legislature's, their own. Their bodies, their choices, and a full-grown woman trumps a fetus. Period.
And: Bringing out the fainting couch because someone used a medically acceptable term for a procedure, or a body part, you're trying to regulate... simply demonstrates you aren't qualified to regulate it.
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