Congress is on recess after completing the difficult job of budget posturing. Like San Francisco’s hope for fighting drug use with government supported drug use, our Congressman and Congresswomen recently developed their treatment plan for deficit spending,… more deficit spending. After all, it’s about safety. The safety of their Congressional seats.
Here’s the big list of things Congress would rather do than reduce the budget.
- Increase the budget
- And anything else
– If the health care professional determines that there is fetal viability, the health care professional may provide abortion care only if… the abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the patient.
– “Fetal viability” means that, in the professional judgment of the attending health care professional… there is a significant likelihood of a fetus’ sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.
– “Health of the patient” means all factors that are relevant… including, but not limited to, physical, emotional, psychological and familial health and age.
So in other words, if the baby can survive outside the womb but the mother’s emotional health needs to be protected – up until delivery – then abortion is perfectly legal!
Yikes… just… yikes.
Illinois: “Hold my beer.”
You can thank these Illinois State legislators who sponsored the bill: