No matter how hard the rest of us try to get into the 21st Century, the folks in the republican party keep trying to take us back.
"Mississippi state Rep. Bubba Carpenter (R) said that it?s OK for women to have coat hanger abortions because it?s for a greater good.
A video obtained by Rachel Maddow?s blog captures Carpenter saying he is proud of Mississippi?s attempts to outlaw abortion outright, despite the fact that the Supreme Court has ruled abortions legal in the United States.
And what about women who will perform self-induced abortions because they cannot afford to go out of state to get the procedure? ?Hey,? he says, ?you have to have moral values?:
It?s going to be challenged, of course, in the Supreme Court and all ? but literally, we stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi, legally, without having to? Roe vs. Wade. So we?ve done that. I was proud of it. The governor signed it into law. And of course, there you have the other side. They?re like, ?Well, the poor pitiful women that can?t afford to go out of state are just going to start doing them at home with a coat hanger. That?s what we?ve learned over and over and over.?
But hey, you have to have moral values. You have to start somewhere, and that?s what we?ve decided to do. This became law and the governor signed it, and I think for one time, we were first in the nation in the state of Mississippi." [Source]
Yes, because nothing says "moral values" like watching some poor woman die from an infection because of a back alley abortion procedure. Bubba, (that's his real name) you are a dope!
Those republicans are no joke. And now we are finding out that it was under the frst GOP governor from that state since reconstruction that an innocent man lost his life thanks to a state sanctioned killing.
"He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.
Even "all the relatives of both Carloses mistook them," and DeLuna was sentenced to death and executed based only on eyewitness accounts despite a range of signs he was not a guilty man, said law professor James Liebman.Liebman and five of his students at Columbia School of Law spent almost five years poring over details of a case that he says is "emblematic" of legal system failure.
DeLuna, 27, was put to death after "a very incomplete investigation. No question that the investigation is a failure," Liebman said.The report's authors found "numerous missteps, missed clues and missed opportunities that let authorities prosecute Carlos DeLuna for the crime of murder, despite evidence not only that he did not commit the crime but that another individual, Carlos Hernandez, did," the 780-page investigation found." [Source]
Oh well, what does it matter if we kill an innocent person to make a larger point? That's just life in the republican's America.
Finally, I am glad that our conservative friend, John Derbyshire, found work.
I suppose that he is feeling a bit more relieved these days. It must have been hard to be a closet racist all of these years. As we get deeper into the summer I am sure tat more of his conservative friends will take their sheets and come out of the closet as well.
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