Abortion and the playground set, no-fault divorce and “teenage harlots”: This week in crazy legislation

Lawmakers in North Carolina want to teach grade schoolers that abortion causes pre-term birth, an Iowa Republican fears that no-fault divorce will turn his 16-year-old granddaughter into a a loose woman and the Arkansas Senate is hoping to override a veto on a 12-week abortion ban.Sadly, you can’t make this stuff up. A roundup of these and other proposals that are actually being considered by real, live elected officials this week.Staying together for the kidsA three-member subcommittee in the Iowa House of Representatives is currently mulling a bill that would outlaw no-fault divorce for the parents of minor children. Representative Tedd Gassman, a Republican member of the subcommittee, said he’s “concerned about the negative impact divorce has on children,” according to Radio Iowa.The issue isn’t just political for Gassman — it’s personal: His daughter and son-in-law recently divorced, putting his “granddaughter at risk,” he says.Continue Reading…

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Abortion and the playground set, no-fault divorce and “teenage harlots”: This week in crazy legislation


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