“ABORTION STATUE: The House Ways and Means Property Tax Subcommittee approved a bill Tuesday to build a monument outside the Statehouse memorializing “unborn children who have given their lives because of legal abortion.” The monument would be a 6-foot statue of a fetus on a 2-foot base placed on Statehouse grounds where it can be seen from the road.”
You can just tell that this is going to be incredibly tasteful. Thank goodness they finally got this finished so that they can move on to less important things like finally getting around to approving the observance of Martin Luther King day.
Thank God those fetuses bravely gave their lives to preserve our rights to legal abortions… like that time when Pvt. Fetus threw himself onto a grenade that had been lobbed at an OB/GYN’s office, sacrificing himself for the greater good. If anyone deserves a statue, it’s brave souls like him.
Thankfully, it looks like they’ve (sort of) come to their senses and at least decided to tone it down a bit. It’s now planned to be a more subtle memorial in a quiet area. Personally, I’d be a lot happier if that quiet area was inside someone’s private residence instead of the State House grounds, but I guess it beats the hell out of a stone fetus the size of a full-grown man.
Actually, there is actually less to this than it appears. Some background:
One of the long-time “fixtures” around Columbia, SC is the “Abortion Guy.” (*He does have a name, but I won’t post it here.) For the past 12 or so years he has walked around with abortion “stuff” (placards, photos, fetus models) promoting his cause–often on the State Capitol grounds. Lately he has also taken to the (radio) airwaves. From what I gather, he had talked to his representative who agreed to bring it up. I suspect–this is just my opinion–that the rep convinced the committee to approve it, knowing full well that it would never see the light of day. However, he could still report to his constituent that he had done what he could.
BTW, this person, the “Abortion Guy,” is the sole reason for this embarrassment.
*However, to describe him–he looks sorta like Marvin Kaplan from the TV series “Alice.”