Though she argued that she supports “the ability for mothers and fathers to have total access for IVF,” Hyde-Smith said she would not support Duckworth’s legislation.

“The bill before us today is a vast overreach that is full of poison pills that go way to far, far beyond ensuring legal access to IVF,” she argued.

The Mississippi Republican said that the bill did not include limits on genetic engineering, surrogacy, or even cloning.

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    Just a reminder that Cindy Hyde-Smith is a white supremacist who has ties to the KKK and is publicly in favor of suppressing minority votes.

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    From another article

    “It would legalize the creation of human-animal chimeras,” Hyde-Smith said of the bill on the Senate floor on February 28.

    Uh, someone did explain to her that Duckworth is just a name, right?

    e; I have no idea how to make a joke out of this one, but TIL her husband is related to someone who murdered a civil rights activists trying to register people to vote in the 50s, which appears to be one of a dozen connections they have to KKK-types

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      Classic GQP obstructionist debate tactic: “I’m blocking ____ because it could legalize [ insert insane fear-mongering bullshit here ] that I saw in a movie/YouTube video that doesn’t actually exist!”

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      She is pandering to her base that eats up blatant lies like that. Her base wants to believe her because they want to believe any evil conspiracy theory they can to justify hating anyone different than them or that don’t agree to worship their demagogue.

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      “It would legalize the creation of human-animal chimeras,”

      Awesome, I would love to have actual IRL furries. Some of the smartest and kindest people I know are in that fandom.

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    This bill also does not cover the expansion of duck hunting season, among other COMPLETELY UNRELATED issues.

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    Republicans OBVIOUSLY want to protect IVF which is why they’re doing absolutely NOTHING to Protect it!

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    The GOP will do everything to stop the bill, then once it passes they will boast about how they protected parents’ right!

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    On the one hand, the GOP wants to punish people with nonstandard reproductive needs or habits as it pleases their base. On the other, IVF is an expensive revenue stream and they’re pissing off wealthy doctors and desperate people who want to be parents and have LOTS of disposable income.

    I enjoy their self-imposed dilemma.

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi blocked quick passage of a bill on Wednesday afternoon that would have enshrined protections for in vitro fertilization and for the doctors who perform the procedure.

    Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois requested to pass the bill by unanimous consent, meaning any one senator could block it from advancing.

    Several Republican senators had warned in the past week that they believed legislation on IVF should be left at the state level, not the federal level, as they defended their support for the procedure after the Alabama Supreme Court warned that disposing of unused embryos could be categorized as “wrongful death.”

    She noted that three of her five embryos were deemed nonviable, and that under the Alabama court’s interpretation, she would have had to either implant them and endure miscarriages, or discard them and face possible criminal charges.

    “The bill before us today is a vast overreach that is full of poison pills that go way to far, far beyond ensuring legal access to IVF,” she argued.

    The Mississippi Republican said that the bill did not include limits on genetic engineering, surrogacy, or even cloning.


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