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GOP Senator Gets Shredded Online For Comparing Pregnant Women To Sea Turtles

According to GOP Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, the eggs of sea turtles have more protection under the laws of the United States than a human fetus.

During a speech he gave Tuesday in the Senate, Daines referenced the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that gave women the right to choose whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term. Based on the leaked draft of a pending opinion from the high court, at least five justices are ready to overturn Roe.

All of this prompted the following remarks from Sen. Daines:

“If you were to take or destroy the eggs of a sea turtle, the criminal penalties are severe. Why do we have laws in place that protect the eggs of a sea turtle or the eggs of eagles? Because when you destroy an egg, you’re killing a preborn baby sea turtle or a preborn baby eagle. Yet when it comes to a pre-born human baby rather than a sea turtle, that baby will be stripped of all protections in all 50 states…. Is that what the American left wants?”

The Washington Post notes that there are indeed protections for endangered species:

Under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, deliberately destroying — or even disturbing — a bald eagle’s egg or nest carries a $100,000 fine and a sentence of up to a year in prison for a first offense, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sea turtles are protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. In Florida — which provides further safeguards — any act against a sea turtle’s nest and eggs is considered a third-degree felony, wielding a penalty of $100 per egg.

Of course, what Daines neglected to mention is that human beings have protections under existing laws. But should someone not yet born have protections? If so, then we’re all 9 months older than our birth certificates indicate, which means we’re going to need new ID cards and will have to start celebrating Conception Day instead of our boring birthday.

It didn’t take long before Daines got destroyed online. Take a look:

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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