October 2, 2014 6:45 pm -

A radical anti-choice law in Alabama. would put minors on trial if they do not obtain parental consent. A guardian is appointed for their fetus, and could drag family, friends, and acquaintances into court. In addition, the fetus gets a lawyer. No, seriously.

[su_center_ad]The child (already alive) seeking the abortion (not alive) would be put on trial and the fetus would essentially be testifying against the kid by proxy. At least that’s how it sounds.

Think Progress reports:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit against Alabama this week in an attempt to overturn what the group suggests may be the most radical parental consent law in the country. Under a new law that went into effect this summer, minors who are seeking to bypass their parents’ consent to get an abortion are essentially put on trial. The state is allowed to appoint a lawyer for their fetus and call witnesses to testify about the teenager’s character.

“This law aims to shame a young woman into not having an abortion,” Susan Watson, the executive director of the ACLU of Alabama, told “Why should she be put on trial and treated like a criminal for a constitutionally protected procedure?”

I think sperm should be put on trial, after all, they are the catalyst to a pregnancy, unwanted or otherwise. For every unwanted pregnancy, we need to criminalize the sperm. Gloria Allred can be the defense attorney. You see how we can make up unfair rules, too?

There are cases where a teenage girl cannot get consent for an unwanted pregnancy. Pregnancy from incest would be one of them. [su_csky_ad]

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D.B. Hirsch
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22 responses to Alabama’s Radical Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial, Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer

  1. whatthe46 October 2nd, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    we will hear of teens found bleeding to death in bathtubs. stay out of a woman’s business. damn!

    • Respondent#124847 October 3rd, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      And that’s what these theocratic bastards want, a de facto death penalty.

  2. tiredoftea October 2nd, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    “I think sperm should be put on trial,after all, they are the catalyst to a pregnancy,”, yeah be careful there A. You could be arrested and prosecuted for murder, if you know what I mean . These depraved clowns will do anything to keep women “chaste”.

    • Anomaly 100 October 2nd, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      I have NO idea what you or your penis are talking about. Neither does Carla. I pinky swear it.

      • tiredoftea October 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        Yeah, I soooo believe you.

        • Anomaly 100 October 2nd, 2014 at 9:11 pm

          Be nice or I’ll toss it in the wood chipper.

          • tiredoftea October 2nd, 2014 at 9:16 pm

            As if it hasn’t been there already.

          • Anomaly 100 October 2nd, 2014 at 9:21 pm

            There are still fragments of a penis left.

          • tiredoftea October 2nd, 2014 at 10:21 pm

            I’m sooo sure that’s true!

          • Carla Akins October 2nd, 2014 at 10:39 pm

            Huh, what? I know nothing.

          • tiredoftea October 2nd, 2014 at 11:55 pm

            Thanks, Sargent Shultz!

  3. Bunya October 2nd, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    In Alabama’s defense, they ARE one of (if not the) stupidest states in the union. They probably have no idea what an abortion is, let alone what a fetus is.

  4. mea_mark October 2nd, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    And Christians wonder why they feel like their religion is under attack. When you are oppressive, people resist. RWNJ Christian political BS is conservative social oppression and should be resisted.

  5. tracey marie October 2nd, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    How is this even legal? Abortion is legal, period and HC is none of anyones business, period.

    • Dwendt44 October 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      ALABAMA, need I say more? They are still mad that they lost the Civil War.

    • Angelo_Frank October 2nd, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      It’s the failure of the U.S. Justice Department to enforce the Constitution of the United States on these relic states of the Civil War.

      • tracey marie October 2nd, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        I agree, the SCOTUS also backs up these unconstituional laws

  6. uzza October 2nd, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    No, Senator Perry, it’s not that “Being Christians In U.S. is Like Being Jewish In Nazi Germany”, it’s that being a woman in Alabama is like being Jewish in Nazi Germany.

  7. granpa.usthai October 2nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    would the fetus need to sign something allowing the lawyer to speak on their behalf? – I mean, if lawyers can be appointed to speak for fetuses with or without their written consent, why the hell not for human adults?

  8. Angelo_Frank October 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    It’s a theocracy now. No different than Saudi Arabia or Iran. We are under a Christian Dominionist version of Sharia Law.

  9. AnthonyLook October 3rd, 2014 at 1:49 am

    America is disgustingly full of pathetic male leaders; of all political parties. Where is all the chivalry of politicians; voted in, not in a small part, by the vote of women. Where are all the elected leaders of any party leading the call to protect the interests and constitutional rights of women. Political expediency has neutered legislators; across the political spectrum and even both genders. Gingerly mine stepping their political careers and neglecting fighting for what is right and what is just.

  10. Dwendt44 October 3rd, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    The same brain dead yahoos that pass these laws are the same ones ranting and raving about teen pregnancy, welfare, food stamps, and special school classes for pregnant teens.