ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
Last night, lawmakers fought over a bill that would ban abortions at just 6 weeks with the use of a ‘heartbeat’ pill. Before the bill was even presented, some Democrats stood and walked out on the highly controversial bill. The lawmakers were later reprimanded by House Speaker, David Ralston.
“I guess we have people in violation of the rules of the House. The gentleman will proceed, and this will be dealt with later,” he said.
The Acworth lawmaker that presented the bill, Ed Seltzer, explains why he believes that Georgia bill should be passed. “It seeks to recognize that the child in the womb that is living distinct from their mother has a right of life that is worthy of protection,” Seltzer said. Some Democrats still chose to turn their back on Seltzer.
Democrats that walked on before the decision was made shared the comments.
“I’d like to add that we do not do this to men, so this is about not trusting women. We don’t do this to men. We don’t pass condescending bills, and that’s what this is,” said state Rep. Renitta Shannon (D-Decatur). “Baby fetus deserves to have a future and to have a life. Baby fetus deserves to have a life,” Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) countered.
The bill passed the House 93-73.