This is a re-post from MSN Now and Moe's blog, Whatever Works:
"Due to the heated debate taking place Friday in the Texas Senate over House Bill 2, a move to ban late-term abortions, the gallery is filled with people. And while women in the crowd may have differing opinions, none of them have any tampons. Or feminine pads or tissues. Or condoms. Fearing that such intimate items could become missiles flung at the heads of policymakers by abortion-rights advocates, state troopers are confiscating such female necessities from attendees."
You have got to be kidding!
There was no mention in that report whether or not the state troopers were conducting body cavity searches for contraband secreted away in lady part places.
Could this be why Rick Perry has decided to pack it in and not seek another term as goobernator? Has the Texas Legislature even gotten too bizarre for him?
Tallahassee better step up to the plate, 'cause Texas appears poised to out-stupid us here in Flori-duh.
Editor's update at 6:20 pm, 7/13/2013: You can bring a gun into the Texas State Capitol with a concealed handgun license—but not your tampons, maxipads or diabetic supplies?
On July 12, as the Texas state Senate voted on a devastating anti-choice measure, state troopers ordered all women seeking to enter the building to surrender their tampons and maxipads.
In at least one case, a woman was also ordered to remove her diabetic supplies. “I’ve never been so humiliated in my life,” she said tearfully.
It is bad enough that the Texas state Senate is assaulting a woman’s right to choose. But whoever authorized this outrage must be held accountable.