A pro-abortion Democrat in South Carolina is introducing a bizarre measure to promote abortion in her state.
South Carolina state Rep. Mia McLeod plans to fight a series of pro-life bills to protect unborn babies from abortion by introducing one of her own – a bill to regulate erectile dysfunction medication, according to the Portland Press Herald.
McLeod told the news outlet that the state’s investigation of the Planned Parenthood abortion business prompted her to write the bill and make a point about the government controlling people’s bodies. The state investigation began after a series of undercover videos caught some of the abortion giant’s top officials selling aborted babies’ body parts.
Though McLeod opposed the investigation, it did uncover wrong-doing at several abortion facilities in South Carolina. As LifeNews previously reported, three Planned Parenthood clinics in the state could face fines of as much as $51,000 for dumping aborted babies’ bodies into landfills.
The report continues:
McLeod said her bill is her way of fighting proposals that would restrict abortions in the state.
House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister compared her proposal to a political cartoon – “Entertaining, but kind of sad that someone would spend the time to draft and introduce that bill.”
McLeod’s proposal won’t stop Republican-led efforts to limit abortions, including a ban 20 weeks into a pregnancy that is close to final passage.
McLeod knows her bill to limit erectile dysfunction medication – including Viagra and Cialis, part of a $4 billion-a-year worldwide industry – is a long shot. “In a male-dominated Legislature, is it likely to pass?” McLeod asked. “No.”
She said her bill and anti-abortion proposals waste time, energy and money.
McLeod proposes that doctors must clear several hurdles before prescribing erectile dysfunction medication, including:
• Referring a patient to a sex therapist.
• Conducting a cardiac stress test.
• Notifying the patient of the drug risks.
• Obtaining a notarized affidavit from at least one of the patient’s sexual partners that states the patient has experienced symptoms of erectile dysfunction during the previous 90 days.
McLeod pre-filed her bill, House Bill 4543, for the 2016 legislative session. She is not the first to introduce the bizarre piece of legislation. According to PJ Media, pro-abortion legislators proposed similar bills in Georgia, Ohio, Illinois and Virginia. These bills, almost certain to fail, are merely publicity stunts meant to draw attention away from pro-life legislation and the truth about abortion.
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One of those measures is a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, when research shows unborn babies can feel intense pain. In 2014, 36 babies in South Carolina were aborted at or after 20 weeks, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Health.
Tragically, McLeod and her fellow pro-abortion lawmakers miss the entire point about why abortion is wrong. Pro-life advocates fight to end abortion, not because we want the government in the bedroom, as McLeod claimed, but because abortion kills an innocent human being in the womb.