One of my favorite lines of dialogue in The Birdcage:
Albert : [discussing abortion] Oh, I know what you’re going to say. “If you kill the mother, the fetus dies, too.” But the fetus is going to be aborted anyway, so why not let it go down with the ship?
A real bill in North Carolina:
NC Bill 158 would make it legal to murder a pregnant woman who intends to get an abortion if you are “defending the life of a baby”. pic.twitter.com/JwVnzkoSL1
— Musclesandnursing (@musclesnnursing) July 17, 2022
I assume it has no chance of passing and hope it never will. But to borrow another line from The Birdcage, the North Carolina bill is just following the forced-birther’s train of thought to a logical, yet absurd conclusion.