WT-Effed Up: Gov. Rick Perry Says His Abortion Law Might Have Saved Joan Rivers
Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops) sank to a new low, both intellectually and morally, when he tried to rob Joan Rivers’ grave to pimp his anti-abortion law. During a Q&A session at the Texas Tribune Festival, Perry was asked why he had supported and signed Texas HB2, a measure that forced most abortion care providers in the state to close, and which has now been put on hold by a federal judge. Perry’s response naturally involved the recent death of the 81 year-old comedy legend:
“It was interesting that, when Joan Rivers, and the procedure that she had done where she died, that was a clinic. It’s a curious thought that if they had that type of regulations in place, whether or not that individual would still be alive.”[su_center_ad]
Yup, “curious” is one way to describe it, and as disgustingly ghoulish as it was, Perry was actually making an important point. Like most of what Governor Oops does, he made that point unwittingly, but he still deserves some credit. The obvious difference between Perry’s bill and Joan Rivers’ death is that Perry’s bill singles out “abortion facilities” for increased standards, while Joan Rivers was having an endoscopy, not an abortion.
There’s a very good reason that Perry’s bill doesn’t cover endoscopy…READ MORE