My friend Robin Marty points out that the Louisiana legislator who wants to outlaw all abortions in that state also wants to sterilize poor women.
When Louisiana Rep. John LaBruzzo announced he was authoring a bill to enact a full ban on all abortions in the state, he claimed that language that a woman obtaining an abortion would be charged with “feticide” was “accidentally” left in the bill.
But based on his past legislative acts involving women, it wasn’t an accident at all.
In 2008, LaBruzzo was known for another controversial idea — one where he proposed paying poor women $1000 each to have their tubes tied.
Silly women, thinking you control your own body!