Doghouse Reilly has a most perceptive suggestion:
Amanda Marcotte notes the latest funny business with Ladytown now moving through the World’s Third-Worst State Legislature™, because reproductive rights are the one bit of madness they can’t bring themselves to put a cork in, you should pardon the metaphor. And because it’s the one Christianist thingy they know Mike “Missing” Pence can’t veto, or shelve for next year.
And we’d be remiss here if we didn’t add that last week Karen Celestino-Horseman (via Doug Masson) noted that the Double Ultrasound bill was sponsored by Senator Travis Holdman, who also sponsored SB 0373, which, and I quote, “Makes it unlawful recording of [sic] agricultural or industrial operations,” with “intent to harass, defame, annoy, or harm”.
Don’t take my legal advice, but it was these same jokers who, a couple decades back (okay, not the identical jokers) who decided to rid the state of adult bookstores and wound up, instead, making them all change their names to “Museum of Adult Literature”. So look into getting your lady parts declared an agricultural or industrial operation, just in case.…
SB-0373 is an “ag gag” bill, intended to keep anyone from surreptitiously recording incidents of animal / worker abuse at factory ‘farm’ facilities on the grounds that such incidents might be legally protected trade secrets. (Not kidding; read the link.) The porn-store “museum” exemption, as you probably know, rests on the concept that feelthy peectures are made available for educational purposes only.
Seems like some reproductive service provider should be able to propose, tongue severely in cheek, a similarly labored legal argument to require that a woman’s private medical choices should be, y’know, private? Maybe we can claim that what’s going on Up There are also trade secrets, since the Talibangelicals have demonstrated they don’t have a real good grasp of the science?