Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Craziest Republican of the Day: (Virginia State Senator) Steve Martin

By Michael J.W. Stickings

(It's really a shame you share first and last names with this fucking idiot pictured below, really funny Steve Martin of movies like The Jerk and L.A. Story fame.)

HuffPo reports on the antics of yet another woman-oppressing Republican jackass:

A pregnant woman is just a "host" that should not have the right to end her pregnancy, Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin (R) wrote in a Facebook rant defending his anti-abortion views.

Martin, the former chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee, wrote a lengthy post about his opinions on women's bodies on his Facebook wall last week in response to a critical Valentine's Day card he received from reproductive rights advocates.

"I don't expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive," Martin wrote. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I'm not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child's host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn't want it." Martin then changed his post on Monday afternoon to refer to the woman as the "bearer of the child" instead of the "host."

Martin voted for Virginia's mandatory ultrasound bill and supported a fetal personhood bill, which would ban all abortions and could affect the legality of some forms of contraception.

If only this Steve Martin were an outlier in the Republican Party, maybe he could be written off as a fringe-inhabiting extremist disconnected from mainstream Republican thinking.

But of course he's not an outlier, just, as in this case, a little less cautious with his words than most of the rest of his ilk.

Remind me again why any woman, or any man who cares about women, would vote Republican?

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  • Next they will want women to only be allowed to get health care through "faith healing" and when it doesn't work ( as it never does) and the woman dies, it will because she's a woman and God "needed" her. I am just continually appalled that these extremists get voted into office, let alone that they really think anyone with half a brain is going to swallow the sewage they spout.
    How can a country of innovative medical advances, incredible new technology and phenomenal science let these backwards, anti-science, anti-women, anti-anything-but-praise Jesus whackjobs write ANY sort of legislation?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:50 AM  

  • Shouldn't that be wildest and craziest Republican of the day?

    By Blogger Colin Day, at 11:39 PM  

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