The Hyde Amendment has been on the books since 1976.  The aim of the Hyde Amendment is very clear:

The Hyde Amendment restricts federal funding from supporting abortions except in instances of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Congress passed the first iteration of the Hyde Amendment in 1976, just a few years after Roe v. Wade, attaching it to Medicaid appropriations. The amendment effectively barred federal Medicaid funds from being used for abortion except for instances in which the woman’s life would be endangered by carrying out the pregnancy.

The amendment must be passed, attached to Health and Human Services appropriations, each year. The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the amendment in 1980. 

Now that the Democrats have gone woke, they all believe it is time to do away with the Hyde Amendment as part of their push for Medicare for All.

So when every single Democratic candidate adopts the same position, how does one stand out from the crowd?

By going even more extreme.

What is more extreme than federally funded abortion on demand for all women?

Let Joaquin Castro tell you:

Federally funded abortion on demand for biological males that identify as women.

Now before you laugh at the idea of a Democrat politician from “the party of science” advocating for a policy that is anatomically and physiologically impossible, consider this.

Medicare fraud.

What this is opening the door for is the potential for fraud and spurious lawsuits.

Remember, in Canada, a trans man has sued a number of waxing salons for not waxing is anatomically male genitals because the estheticians didn’t want to touch his “female” junk.

So what happens when a man identifying as a woman* decides to sue a doctor for refusing to give him IVF as discrimination?  Is it not a violation of “reproductive justice.”

*I am not suggesting that all trans-people are fraudsters, but that some fraudsters will use trans politics to engage in fraud.

Also, what does it say about our politics when our policies codify the scientifically impossible because of the moral preening of a vocal ideological minority?*

*Just for the record, I am also against teaching young-earth creationism in science class.

In the end, this is just more evidence that maybe the scientists who think we are living in a really complex computer simulation are right.

This is literally the plot of the South Park episode (Season 9, Episode 1, Air Date: March 9, 2005) Mr. Garrison’s Fancy New Vagina.  Our alien programmer overlords have run out of fresh ideas and are just recycling old, absurd TV plot lines into real (simulated) life.

 

 

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