With a sweeping anti-abortion measure currently pending before the Alabama State Legislature, bill sponsor and fetal personhood activist Mary Sue McClurkin (R-Pelham) has now officially offered the least compelling anti-abortion argument that has ever existed in the universe, ever. Ever.
When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body. That’s a big thing. That’s a big surgery. You don’t have any other organs in your body that are bigger than that.
That’s a pretty good explanation for why abortion should be legal. And it’s an even better explanation of what can go wrong when schoolchildren are taught creationist textbook Of Pandas and People during biology classes instead of things like anatomy. (To be fair, McClurkin is someone who thinks sky wizards are academically equivalent to science, so it was really only a matter of time before she confused a fetus for an organ while simultaneously arguing it was a person.)
Speaking of education, let’s play a little game of analogies to see if you can guess which congressional committee McClurkin chairs. Here we go!
Michele Bachmann: Intelligence Committee::
Todd Akin: Committee on Science & Technology::
Phil Gingrey: Medical Doctors in Congress Caucus::
Paul Broun: Committee on Science & Technology::