The folks over at Think Progress accuse Rubio of hating women in an overheated and hyperbolic rant:
In an interview on Thursday with conservative magazine Newsmax, Tea Party standard-bearer and so-called ‘savior’ of the Republican party Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) revealed that he will become a cosponsor of the “Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.”
Who, exactly, was it who called Rubio the “savior” of the GOP?
It wasn’t any Republican, it was the liberal Time magazine.
Strike one but let us read on, I’m sure it gets better:
The bill is a concerted effort to prevent girls in dangerous family situations from going across state lines to receive abortions.
Actually, no it isn’t. It is designed to prevent a minor from being transported across state lines for the purpose of having an abortion without the knowledge of her parents. Note how they left the “minor” part out – that is a major omission. Here’s the text of the actual bill defining its purpose:
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.
And it only applies in states that already have a law requiring parental notification:
‘(1) GENERALLY- Except as provided in subsection (b), whoever knowingly transports a minor across a State line, with the intent that such minor obtain an abortion, and thereby in fact abridges the right of a parent under a law requiring parental involvement in a minor’s abortion decision, in force in the State where the minor resides, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
‘(2) DEFINITION- For the purposes of this subsection, an abridgement of the right of a parent occurs if an abortion is performed or induced on the minor, in a State or a foreign nation other than the State where the minor resides, without the parental consent or notification, or the judicial authorization, that would have been required by that law had the abortion been performed in the State where the minor resides.
Strike two…but when why not just go for the trifecta of lies and a dose of full-on dumbass:
Familiarly known as “the Grandmother Incarceration Act,” CIANA bills have come up in Congress several times in recent years. Nearly every iteration of the legislation would prevent even a victim of rape or incest from getting a ride to an abortion clinic beyond state lines from her grandmother or older sibling, if she is under the age of 18. Instead, the girl would be forced to inform her parents or legal guardian, and be required to have them present.
“Nearly every iteration of the legislation would prevent even a victim of rape or incest from getting a ride to an abortion clinic beyond state lines from her grandmother or older sibling” – except, you know – this one…and the responsibility for notification is not on the minor, rather it is the responsibility of the physician. Again, from the bill itself:
‘(1) GENERALLY- A physician who knowingly performs or induces an abortion on a minor in violation of the requirements of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
‘(2) PARENTAL NOTIFICATION- A physician who performs or induces an abortion on a minor who is a resident of a State other than the State in which the abortion is performed must provide, or cause his or her agent to provide, at least 24 hours actual notice to a parent of the minor before performing the abortion. If actual notice to such parent is not possible after a reasonable effort has been made, at least 24 hours constructive notice must be given to a parent before the abortion is performed.
‘(b) Exceptions- The notification requirement of subsection (a)(2) does not apply if–
‘(1) the abortion is performed or induced in a State that has, in force, a law requiring parental involvement in a minor’s abortion decision and the physician complies with the requirements of that law;
‘(2) the physician is presented with documentation showing with a reasonable degree of certainty that a court in the minor’s State of residence has waived any parental notification required by the laws of that State, or has otherwise authorized that the minor be allowed to procure an abortion;
‘(3) the minor declares in a signed written statement that she is the victim of sexual abuse, neglect, or physical abuse by a parent, and, before an abortion is performed on the minor, the physician notifies the authorities specified to receive reports of child abuse or neglect by the law of the State in which the minor resides of the known or suspected abuse or neglect;
‘(4) the abortion is necessary to save the life of the minor because her life was endangered by a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, but an exception under this paragraph does not apply unless the attending physician or an agent of such physician, within 24 hours after completion of the abortion, notifies a parent in writing that an abortion was performed on the minor and of the circumstances that warranted invocation of this paragraph; or
‘(5) the minor is physically accompanied by a person who presents the physician or his agent with documentation showing with a reasonable degree of certainty that he or she is in fact the parent of that minor.
Notice that the physician does not have to actually notify the parents, if they try and can’t, as long as they can prove that they tried during a 24 hour period – 1 day – the doctor cannot be charged under this law and if the minor signs a statement that she is the victim of incest, there is no requirement to notify the parents, just notification of law enforcement for investigation of a crime.
Strike three…but Rubio is a threat to non-water drinkers everywhere, therefore he must be destroyed -even if they have to lie to do it.