Yes, this just really happened:
Republicans in Florida are rushing ahead with yet another abortion restriction bill, this time one that imposes a 24-hour waiting period for an abortion after consulting with a doctor.
As usual, the premise is that women don't already know enough on their own what having an abortion is all about, and that they shouldn't be allowed to make their own medical decisions without the government stepping in, because government knows better what's best for them and their bodies better than they do.
Because, you know, they're women.
Here in the real world we know it's really all about having power over women, and the Florida GOP just did a better job proving that fact than I or anyone else could have.
They're in such a hurry to push the new bill through that they said today they just didn't have time to hear from women debating why this bill shouldn't become law.
In short, there's no waiting period for debate when you're rushing to impose a waiting period on abortions, and though women are right there in the chamber waiting and prepared to speak on their own behalf, time is of the essence! Sorry ladies, but real men have real power to wield! Your health and well being is of no importance to them.