State Rep. Sue Burmeister's Sunday column in The News-Times lauds the activist legislative load that Republican women took on this past session and her personal sponsorship of the "Women's Right to Know" bill that in fact puts the burden on the all the women of Georgia.
When it comes to women in Georgia being required to wait 24 hours while being educated on fetal pain and the adoption process before being allowed to have medical service provided, they can only wonder why men don't have to wait on vasectomies. In some conservative Republican minds, the 24-hour clock should start at the pharmacy.
When it comes to the parents of Georgia, they can rest easy knowing the government will require their 14-year-old daughters to notify them before getting an abortion. But what about the pregnant foster kid, a ward of the state? Will she be required to wait 24 hours, then notify the state of her personal decision?
Yes, Rep. Burmeister, you did take on quite a load, but the women of Georgia will carry the burden.
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