Earlier Zach posted an article on the circus that existed within the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday morning during the short debate and rushed roll call vote on SB 206, the anti-abortion bill. His article included a ten minute video from the shortened debate and Senate President Mike Ellis losing control of the floor and losing control of Mike Ellis.
But here is the excerpt of the bill’s author, Senator Mary Lazich’s floor speech in support of the bill. Any number of times she decries the theatrics of her opponents just before she goes into full Hamlet mode:
President Ellis should have reminded her that there are not Tonys or Oscars for over acting in the capitol. Amazingly she demands that we provide women with quality health care at the same time she is promoting a law that closes the very thing she says she wants.
And she wants every woman to have full knowledge about what’s happening in their body. Maybe she should step back and enable age appropriate, medically accurate, comprehensive sex education in the first place. That would be a big step in the right direction.
I can’t imagine that one single woman who has ever considered an abortion didn’t know the consequences. Didn’t know what was going to happen and didn’t think long and hard before making the decision to have or not have an abortion. For Sen. Lazich to suggest that it’s a frivolous decision is absolutely absurd.
I find it incredible that she actually lived through the 1960’s and 1970’s and can still make the off the wall statements documented in this video. To say it was a right of passage to womanhood in the 1960’s to have an abortion? Really? OMG!
I don’t understand why nearly every woman in Wisconsin isn’t circling the Capitol right now and amid more sturm und drang than anything we saw in 2011!
BTW: As a number of people have posted on Facebook and a number of comments after online articles about the senator’s testimony, Roe vs. Wade wasn’t decided until 1973 and abortions were still illegal and dangerous prior to that.
Update: corrected typo of Rowe to Roe 6/14/13