The fringe elements of America’s right continues to show it’s ugly head:
Georgia state Rep. Bobby Franklin (R) has made a name for himself by introducing far-right extremist bills. He has introduced legislation barring the state from requiring vaccinations, eliminating income taxes and replacing them with nothing, and requiring state taxpayers to only pay in gold or silver.
Now, he has introduced what may be his most offensive and extreme bill yet. Last week he unveiled HB 1, which would, as the parenting blog Babble explains, “require proof that a miscarriage occurred naturally.” If proof could not be provided, the mother could face “felony charges”:
State Rep. Bobby Franklin of Georgia introduced a bill in his state last week that, if enacted, would require proof that a miscarriage occurred naturally. If a woman can’t prove that her miscarriage–or spontaneous abortion–occurred without intervention, she could face felony charges.
So instead of the state having the burden of proof for guilt, the mother, who just went through a very traumatic experience, has to prove their innocence. And this isn’t some “fringe” element of the right. We are seeing more and more assaults on women;s rights from the GOP everyday. It is purely indefensible.