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The Tampon Police


Mike Huckabee (who, yes, is apparently still in the presidential race) today endorsed the Colorado “Human Life Amendment,” which would recognize human life in Colorado from “the moment of conception.” From the Denver Post:

“With this amendment, Colorado has an opportunity to send a clear message that every human life has value,” Huckabee said. “Passing this amendment will mean the people of Colorado will protect the sanctity of life from conception until natural death occurs.”

What I want to know, and what Echidne is asking too, is whether this means that women’s tampons and sanitary pads are forensic evidence, to be picked apart each month to see whether a “person” has died. I mean, given that about half (if not more) of fertilized eggs do not implant and are sloughed off each month with a woman’s menstrual period, it would stand to reason that a woman is each month expelling human remains. And not her own.

Also interesting that Huckabee (and other supporters of the Amendment) frame the Amendment as protecting “every human life.” Every human life, that is, except women’s.

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