The fetus fetishing fucks are at it again.
On page eight of the proposed amendment to H.B. 2036, lawmakers lay out the “gestational age” of the child to be “calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman,” and from there, outlaws abortion “if the probable gestational age of [the] unborn child has been determined to be at least twenty weeks.”
That's right. In Arizona, a fetus legally begins to gestate before it is a zygote.
Now, if you support this bill, I realize that you are incapable of thought. But if you can think? Then think about this: You are a woman. Your menstrual period begins. According to this Arizona law, your future child has now begun gestating.
Or, well, that's not quite correct.
If, after your menstrual period, an egg is released that becomes fertilized and, so, a zygote, and that zygote attaches to begin gestating, then its gestation period already legally began prior to its being a zygote, when your period started. But, if an egg is released, and it is not fertilized, then its gestation period did not begin prior to its being a zygote, since it never became a zygote.
If an egg never becomes a zygote, then it never was a zygote.
If an egg becomes a zygote, then it already was a zygote when your last period started.
This is Schrödinger's fetus.
One might ask how Arizona legislators are capable of thinking these thoughts. Perhaps this quote can offer some insight:
"I would like to listen to the 50 million-plus children that have been aborted and killed since Roe v. Wade,'' Senator Steve Smith says."I would like to listen to what they think of this bill.''
I'll give you a moment to consider what possible problems exist in that thought. For members of the Arizona Legislatur who support this bill? He's an image of a dancing squirrel:
Alright. Those of you who thought, "Unborn babies don't think." win a prize.
The problem is that for these people, these fetus fetishing fucks, unborn babies do think; they do have opinions. Because unborn babies are floating around with Heavenly Father or Jesus or God or whatever bullshit they believe. Unborn babies are considerable things who have opinions, thoughts, and feel ways about stuff despite the fact that, well, they fucking don't.
Practically, this law is aimed at decreasing the amount of time during which pregnancies are legal. It's another step towards limiting the rights of women in favor of protecting the non-lives of unborn fetuses. More than that, though, this is a step towards creating a situation within which all women are considered to be pregnant after their periods:
“Considering that it’s anti-choice nuts we’re talking about, it’s safe to assume that they’d simply prefer a situation where all women of reproductive age are considered to be pregnant, on the grounds that they could be two weeks from now,” RH Reality Check’s Amanda Marcotte adds in a recently-penned editorial.
So, if you're a woman of reproductive age in Arizona? After this bill passes you're in for quite a treat! Think about it. Once your period starts, your potential child has begun gestating regardless of whether or not you fuck anyone.
We'll toss this bill atop the pile of reasons why women who vote for Republicans are exhibinting a very special kind of self-loathing.
"Take my rights away! I don't want control over my own body!!! TREAT ME LIKE A BABY OVEN!"