Discussion: Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Block Student's Research On Abortion Law

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What an asshole…

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because if we don’t do research then there is no problem…

how well has that worked for medicinal marijuana?

oh yeah… and the research on the gun problem…

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How many nits can dance on his pinhead?

He’d back that research.

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Well, of course he’s an asshole; he’s a Republican politician. To Republicans, ignorance is bliss.

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Methinks Senator Schaeffer will soon find the limits of his power does not extend to the realm of academia. As others have posted, what an asshole.

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I would hope that the “Show Me” state senate ignores his request.

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As a result of the state senate’s investigation, the University of Missouri has canceled contracts with Planned Parenthood and prohibited medical students from learning about abortions during clinical rotations.

Students are also told the female orgasm is a myth, condoms will suffocate a small child if stored anywhere in the house and  "Where's your gun, there's a black guy on the porch???!!!!????"
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As chair of the Missouri senate’s interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life,

tax dollars at work

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Hope in one hand
Spit in the other.

Hey…maybe they could be distracted by doing this in the senate…
It would be a demonstrative to the voting public.

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He accused the university of breaking a state law that prohibits the use of state funds to “encourage or counsel a woman to have an abortion not necessary to save her life,”

So, doing research into the impact of a law on women’s health is somehow threatening?

What a limp sniveling little peckerhead.

I don’t want MY tax dollars used to pay your salary! (And becuz I live in Orygun they won’t be)

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They don’t want studies on gun violence, they dont want studies on climate change, and they don’t want studies on the effect of a law restricting a woman’s right to choose. If you ever wondered why the Republicans are called the Stupid Party, just look at some of their know-nothing antics over the last few years. This restriction on academia should be frightening to every American who is not part of the Christian fundamentalist movement.

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A public university medical school which, bowing to wingnut pressure, no longer teaches students about abortion. Medical students. At a public university. Isn’t this malpractice? How do they stay credentialed? Is there a lawsuit being teed up against these quaking aspens please?

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Probably not.

IfChurchillWereAContemporary®:

‘We have everything to fear, including fear itself!’

Pantswetting bastards.

jw1

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Unable to use facts to bolster an argument? Pass law against the collection of facts.

Unable to challenge and issue with reason? Pass a law eliminating the discussion of it.

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What a crock of fascist shit.

Verbotendiskussion!

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Shorter Kurt: If the facts show that delaying a medically necessary abortion leads to health damage, that will encourage women to have abortions. What, whut? Since when have women had the right to make fully informed decisions about their health?

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Since American began siding into Religoistan.

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The university is “well aware” of the law forbidding tax dollars to be used for encouraging abortions, MU spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said, but that’s not what the student is doing – and she does not receive any scholarships or grant money from the university anyway.

As the state’s research, land-grant institution, we must stay committed to the discovery, dissemination, application and preservation of knowledge to support our mission while abiding by state and federal laws," Banken said in a statement. “We will continue performing life-saving research in our laboratories while providing the highest quality of educational opportunities to our students.”

It’s not enough the GOP want to control a women’s body, now they want her mind to.

This kind of intellectual oppression is seen in the worst dictatorships in history; because an educated electorate is a danger (to the GOP)

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