Sunday, February 3, 2013

GOP Sen. Backing Abortion Ban: We Won't Let "Minorities Run Roughshod"

Writing in The Nation, Lee Fang introduces us to Sen. Jason Rapert (R-AR), the chief sponsor of a radical anti-abortion bill in Arkansas that will "ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected within six weeks of a pregnancy, a requirement experts say will force the state to insert a probe into a woman’s vagina to detect" and "[penalize] doctors who perform abortions after the arbitrary cut-off date with a Class D felony, carrying up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000." To give us a fuller picture of the Koch-backed Senator Rapert, he complained at a 2011 Tea Party rally about a Ramadan White House event and issued a racist warning that "we’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!" Watch:

RAPERT: I hear you loud and clear, Barack Obama. You don’t represent the country that I grew up with. And your values is [sic] not going to save us. We’re going to take this country back for the Lord. We’re going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!


Michael The Molar Maven said...

The problem with those who use "values" to support their positions is that they ignore the possibility that others may differ. State your positions - absolutely; but don't impose your set of values on me and I won't impose mine on you.

Jeff Tone said...

Ironically, those who are so ready to impose values are the same ones who rail against "big government."