If there was any doubt that most of today’s state bills are more about proving how “pro-life” the politicians are than the anything to do actually reducing the number of abortions, one Georgia senator has made this abundantly clear with a bill to eliminate abortion coverage for state employees.
Senate Bill 438 was debated for more than an hour before it passed by a vote of 33-18. Amendments to the bill were not allowed. Sen. Mike Crane, the bill’s sponsor, urged support of the legislation as a vote to save taxpayer dollars and make a pro-life statement. He emphasized that the bill does not prevent abortions.
The Democratic women of the senate walked out in protest of the vote.