Video: MN State Sen. Ron Latz speaks against anti-choice bill

17 May

I’ve already spent a lot of time today reading about abortion on the wingnut websites I had to cruise for the last post. But hey, why not. It’s our GOP politicians’ favorite subject of late, so I suppose now it’s mine, too.

The Minnesota Senate already voted to cut state funding of abortions for poor women and to limit abortions to under 20 weeks. Governor Mark Dayton is expected to veto it. That doesn’t make this video of Sen. Ron Latz (DFL – St. Louis Park) speaking against the bill any less awesome to watch.

Latz points out what so many women feel every time these new restrictions on abortion are passed under the justification that taxpayers don’t want to fund them: there are any number of things that taxpayers hate funding — like unjust wars, like the nice government health care plan of any GOP congressman, like crisis pregnancy centers that provide medical misinformation to women.

Yet the fact that the government still spends billions to fight wars to kill children in faraway lands and yet sermonizes about saving $1.5 million on family planning funding and listens to the screeching of an incoherent right-wing agenda that calls itself “pro-life” even as it undercuts social safety nets, health care and education for the increasing numbers of poor — hell, Latz could use a little more outrage.

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