You lot are now openly downplaying the life of mother for the sake of a rather faint possibility. Isn't that a bit silly?
11/21/2007 9:55:52 AM
Really, Mr. Hartnett, given that you appear to be alive I think it's entirely possible to live without a brain too.
11/21/2007 9:59:01 AM
Makes perfect Fundiesense.
Any woman who has !!!SEX!!! ( whether consensual or not ) is a whore and has given up the right to control over her own body.
11/21/2007 10:14:54 AM
He appears to prove that you can also live without a brain.
11/21/2007 10:18:18 AM
Einstein or Dahmer. That argument is as void and nonsensical as the asshole that brought it to light. There's nothing like nullifying women to the point that they're nothing but a fucking uterus. It's bad enough they have to put up being defined as whether they have kids or not. Now the goverment wants in on the action? I submit to you this is BULLSHIT.
11/21/2007 10:20:47 AM
How adorable. You think they allow her that luxury to begin with. Abortion is simply hot button enough that the have wiggle room to try and legislate it.
11/21/2007 10:37:24 AM
The Sarah Fish
Shameful, Mr. Hartnett. Absolutely shameful.
11/21/2007 10:51:31 AM
There are times when "die in a fire " just doesn't cut it. This is one one these times....
11/21/2007 10:56:26 AM
Just answer this simple question, have you wondered that if a woman dies her child will die with her?.
11/21/2007 11:10:43 AM
One OF these times!
11/21/2007 11:12:36 AM
...woman can live without "anything but a brain."...
I'm not sure, but I think that the heart is also quite useful for survival?
How about the liver?
Do we have intestines?
Can I hear lungs?
Of course, it could be that Will Hartnett is a brain in a jar? Or is it just an empty jar?
11/21/2007 11:13:02 AM
Soooooo - in the past 100 years we have birthed maybe, about 4 billion people and exactly ONE Einstein. Chances are greater that foetus will become a serial killer. Chances are greatest foetus will be merely average.
11/21/2007 11:17:27 AM
Rep. Will Hartnett proof that a ... 'human' can live without a brain, heart, or soul.
11/21/2007 11:20:39 AM
"we could be killing off Einstein" just because "a woman might have some organ damage
Considering we've had one Einstein and millions of uneducated Bible-thumpers, those aren't great odds.
11/21/2007 11:22:42 AM
Without anything but a brain?, what about the heart or the kidney?.
11/21/2007 11:25:27 AM
Of course, because if the baby turns out not to be Einstein, we'll always have the electric chair.
11/21/2007 11:27:47 AM
I was so sickened by this when I first read it that I couldn't even find the words to reply. But now that I've calmed a bit...Yes and you could be saving Hitler (who could kill the next Einstein) just because you are a fucking prick who is perfectly willing to tell others that they should use their brains to sacrifice their lives since you don't have any chance of having to go through that. You have no right to force your opinion of which life you think is more important onto others as either way you are killing somebody in a cold, calculated manner. Which is why that should always be a personal choice for those directly having to go through something like that.
Btw, I don't suppose it matters to you if that woman in question is the next Einstein and you just gave her a death sentence before she could use her brilliance to improve the world? I bet it never even occured to you that a pregnant woman could have the intelligence and the force of will to do something with it. Asshole.
11/21/2007 11:48:31 AM
So pro-life actually means pro-suffering and death.
11/21/2007 12:01:23 PM
This guy's a representative? How the hell was he elected?
11/21/2007 12:15:19 PM
Okay let's see. The brain needs blood to function. The blood gets to there from the heart. The blood needs to carry oxygen to be of any use so you need to have lungs. And you can't do this without fuel so of course you need to entire digestive system. But that system creates waste so looks like you'll need kidneys and a bladder. And there are plenty of dangerous bacteria and viruses out there so she'll need skin and an immunity system. Turns out the only organs a woman doesn't need to live is the one you're so adament she doesn't touch.
@Lupine: He's from Texas.
11/21/2007 12:41:39 PM
Whilst I disagree with elective late-term abortins, if we're talking serious damage to the woman's health, then I'm perfectly fine with it.
You can't live without "anything but a brain". What about the heart, kidneys, liver and other organs that really, ya know, keep a person alive.
What am I saying? The woman doesn't matter. It's all about teh pwecious fwoetus.
11/21/2007 12:41:45 PM
It doesn't matter if she's a nasty putrefact piece of flesh, as long as the uterus is working!
11/21/2007 12:43:48 PM
We're making assumptions, and probably correctly, that his objection to abortion is on fundimentalist religious beliefs.
That being said, there isn't anything in this particular quote that refers to any particular religious belief. Not fundi as a stand alone quote.
11/21/2007 12:44:38 PM
11/21/2007 12:49:47 PM
Tell that to my ex wife. She's lived without a brain for years.
11/21/2007 12:51:55 PM