Thursday, March 10, 2005

When PC Worlds Collide

While vary rarely do people give two cares about daily politics of the Maine Legislature, State Rep. Brian Duprey (Republican) has managed to throw a curveball into the works that is beginning to draw international attention.

You may not like his politcs but you got to hand it to him for originality. In a bill he recently introduced, he called for the banning on abortions of gay fetuses, based on the assumption that at some point in the future a gay gene will be discovered.

It is an idea that is not without precedent. China, for instance, had to legislate a ban on abortions based on the sex of the child to combat the growing inbalance of male to female births. In the US, as well as Canada and most other countries where abortion is legal, there are few, if any, limits as to the reasons a women may choose to abort.

In proposeing this piece of legislation, Representative Duprey is forcing a showdown of two of the largest sets of lobbying groups in the States, Pro-Choice and Gay Rights. Coincidentally enough, also two of the biggest supporters of the Democratic party.

What is a politically correct minded person to do? Say it is ok to abort a baby because you don't like their sexual orientation, or put limits on a womens right to choose to protect a minority group.

Click on the title above to see the World Net Daily's view of the story.

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