GOP Senator Likens Women To Wildlife In ‘Ridiculous’ Anti-Abortion Argument

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) attracted ridicule this week after he in contrast girls and fetuses to sea turtles, eagles and their eggs as he argued towards a invoice proposed by Democrats that might assure the best to abortion beneath federal legislation.

According to Daines’ analogy, which was delivered on the Senate ground full with a visible support, the laws would give fetuses fewer protections than turtle and eagle eggs.

“If you were to take or destroy the eggs of a sea turtle, now I said the eggs. Not the hatchlings, that’s also a [unintelligible], the criminal penalties are severe. Up to $100,000 fine and a year in prison. Now why?” Daines mentioned. “Why do we have laws in place that protect the eggs of a sea turtle or the eggs of eagles? Because when you destroy an egg, you’re killing a preborn baby sea turtle or a preborn baby eagle.”

The legal guidelines he’s referring to guard sea turtle and bald eagle nests from people as a result of the species are endangered. There are not any legal guidelines stopping feminine wildlife from doing as they please with their very own eggs.

Democrats launched the Women’s Health Protection Act in an effort to safeguard abortion entry for hundreds of thousands of ladies, following the leak of a draft majority opinion that confirmed the Supreme Court was poised to overturn the landmark 1973 abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, and roll again girls’s rights by 5 a long time.

Daines’ argument was torn aside on social media: