Sunday, April 9, 2017
The Midwest Abortion Sanctuary City Zoological Park?
Wait... it's not April Fools? You mean this crap is real? *Sigh*
A Missouri State Senator, it seems, really, really wanted to argue about abortion. Unfortunately, the topic up for discussion was not abortion - it was whether or not to boost tax revenues for the St. Louis Zoo. Now, a rational human being might have felt that trying to turn a debate about one into the other might be a bit of a non-sequitur, but then again, this is a local politician. Rationality doesn't apply.
Instead, Senator Bob Onder offered an amendment that would have renamed one of America's greatest zoos "The Midwest Abortion Sanctuary City Zoological Park"... just to make sure we all know that he doesn't like abortion. He and a fellow senator then began to muse that women who want abortions should go to the zoo, since zoo vet facilities and procedures are better than those of abortion clinics (I know that's supposed to be a dig at the abortion clinics, but I can't help but feel we don't come across that great in it either... "I mean, even THE ZOO keeps a better hospital, for Pete's sake...").
Oh, there was also some factually incorrect bull about how zoo's have a mandatory waiting period before euthanasia... just in case another facility wants to ADOPT. A little heavy-handed, huh?
All through this, I'm sure St. Louis Zoo is collectively sitting in the corner muttering, "Leave us out of this, leave us out of this."
I still didn't hear if the zoo got their funding or not.