Just close your eyes, honey. It'll only take a minute.

Just close your eyes, honey

by digby

Where do they find these morons?

Gov. Tom Corbett (R) reaffirmed this week that he supports the anti-abortion measure so long as it’s not obtrusive because women could simply close their eyes during the procedure:

QUESTION: Making them watch…does that go too far in your mind?

CORBETT: I’m not making anybody watch, OK. Because you just have to close your eyes. As long as it’s on the exterior and not the interior.

Why do it then? If you aren't making the infantile sluts who are getting abortions without knowing they are pregnant watch the ultrasound, then what's the point? I'm thinking they probably need to do the old Clockwork Orange routine if they really want this to work.

His distinction between the "interior" and the "exterior" is also wrong because the Pennsylvania bill will likely require a rape wand for many people because you can't see an embryo in the early months of pregnancy which is when the vast majority of abortions take place. Indeed, that was the reason for the rape wand in the first place --- to shame the women who were having abortions very early in their pregnancies as everyone suggests they should do and which the constitution explicitly allows with no restrictions. That just will not stand.

Meanwhile, in the vaunted laboratories of democracy:

Several state legislatures were inspired rather than dissuaded by the contraception debate in Washington, and are considering their own versions of the Blunt Amendment — keeping alive an issue national Republicans thought they were putting to bed. Arizona, New Hampshire, Idaho and Georgia have taken up bills to expand exemptions for contraception coverage. Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, Idaho and Wyoming lawmakers are moving symbolic resolutions condemning the administration’s contraception coverage rule.