Today’s MAGA Hot Mic moment comes from Missouri GOP Rep. Brian Seitz.
Brian Seitz and Missouri Republicans put their extreme MAGA agenda on full display before the decision to overturn Roe even happened. In March, Seitz introduced HB 2810 – legislation seeking to criminalize reproductive health.
Associated Press: “The Republican-led Missouri House is set to pass legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, criminalize mail-order abortion medications, and allow wrongful death lawsuits in rare cases when infants are born alive after an abortion attempt and the infant then dies or is injured.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “The measure, sponsored by Rep. Brian Seitz, R-Branson, creates the offense of trafficking abortion drugs. Under the bill, people who move, make or distribute abortion-inducing drugs in violation of state or federal law could be charged with a class B felony and eligible for five to 15 years in prison. Previously, the bill increased the penalty to a class A felony if the drugs were given to a patient with an ectopic pregnancy, along with several other circumstances.”
Missouri Republicans have long made clear that the GOP is too extreme and completely out of touch with Americans on abortion.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. In these cases, the egg cannot survive, and the growth may cause life-threatening bleeding if left untreated. Much of the criticism targeted the bill sponsor, who did not seem to understand what an ectopic pregnancy was.”
Vanity Fair: “Unfortunately for the women of Missouri, Seitz apparently has no idea how modern medicine works. On Wednesday, he insisted that doctors don’t have a way of determining if a pregnancy is ectopic, and are just performing abortions for the hell of it. ‘They don’t have the hospital machinery to tell if this is an ectopic pregnancy,’ Seitz falsely claimed. ‘They might just think it’s a normal pregnancy, and they want to abort that child. I would like to see that sort of unlawful activity stopped.’”
Let’s be clear – reproductive health care is not a crime and Americans deserve the right to make decisions regarding their own health without having to fear government interference. Extreme MAGA Republicans keep proving just how extreme they are.