What is with Roger Hunt’s obsession with uteruses anyway?

Representative Hunt is a prime example of someone who tries to legislate morality while making South Dakotans look foolish for electing such a kook bag;

House Bill 1218 would make any verbal or written surrogacy agreement unenforceable and keep parental rights with the woman who gives birth to the child, regardless of whether she is the genetic mother. The agreements would be unenforceable whether or not there was compensation involved. The law also would establish civil penalties for the intended parents in an agreement and make it a felony for anyone who helps establish such an agreement. Doctors who knowingly assist in medical procedures related to surrogacy agreements also would face felonies.

This is no different then telling someone what sexual position they can use in their bedroom, or who they can have sex with for that matter. Maybe Roger would like to propose legislation that says it is illegal to bottle feed calves and lambs formula milk when their mother won’t or can’t feed them?

“How someone in the Legislature can determine and dictate to parents that want children how they should go about acquiring those children, I think it’s ludicrous,” she said.

Well, that’s Roger, Mr. Ludicrous. He wants to tell everyone else how to live their lives, but when it comes to money laundering that is none of our business.

Theresa Erickson, a lawyer specializing in reproduction issues and executive board member of the American Fertility Association, has been keeping tabs on Hunt’s bill.

“What South Dakota is doing is off the charts,” she said.

What do you mean? That’s the SD state legislature every day, ‘off the charts’



19 comments ↓

#1 Jim on 02.10.11 at 5:23 am

That is crazy! If you sign a contract to be a surrogate then by law you must follow through, not go nuts and decide to keep the baby. There is so much wrong with this that I can’t begin to describe it. Buffoon.

#2 l3wis on 02.10.11 at 5:29 am

I will defend Hunt on one level. Why anyone would want to reproduce during these times is beyond me, but it’s not the government’s job to tell you how to reproduce.

#3 Daizi46 on 02.10.11 at 7:16 am

Very interesting…as you well know…NO ONE pursues things without having some kind of history, memories, and/or obsession. Would be interesting to know what in his past childhood or adulthood has made him pursue and focus so much on this. I find it always interesting when a man is so bent on telling a woman (or women) what to do with her body.

#4 Sy on 02.10.11 at 8:23 am

“Theresa Erickson, a lawyer specializing in reproduction issues and executive board member of the American Fertility Association,”

I’d wager she’s a phenomenal first date. Ala Danny deVito in Other People’s Money her and Roger should hook up and agree that the first one to come loses and must give up.

#5 anominous on 02.10.11 at 9:24 am

Do you think Roger Hunt could pass a psych evaluation at a mental hospital?

#6 l3wis on 02.10.11 at 2:04 pm

“Roger should hook up and agree that the first one to come loses and must give up.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi68hPMinAI

#7 l3wis on 02.10.11 at 2:06 pm

better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAvANRCgCDM&feature=related

#8 Sy on 02.10.11 at 3:20 pm

Isn’t the proper plural pronounciation = uteri?

We should form a band and call it the uteri. That would be sweet.

#9 Helga on 02.10.11 at 5:56 pm

I wished Hunt had a “uteri.” His opinion would be different when he discovered that people like him wanted in there.

#10 l3wis on 02.10.11 at 7:49 pm

Sy, for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz-2kswLaKQ

#11 Sy on 02.10.11 at 8:15 pm

KC was dead on…everyone is gay, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

#12 l3wis on 02.10.11 at 8:25 pm

I love that lyric, becuz it has so many references;

too friendly

too nice

too happy

too homo

too lazy

I could go on. What a great word.

I think I want as an epitapht on my stone: Not too gay.

#13 Joan on 02.10.11 at 9:03 pm

I just finished reading Meagan McCain’s book, “Dirty, Sexy Politics”. It was really interesting, but in there she says something to the effect that the Republican party is going to kill itself if they don’t get away from the religious right and start being more like the old time
Republicans, where they believed I will live my life and you live yours, each doing what we believe in.

#14 mike on 02.11.11 at 1:47 am

This is a funny blog post title.

I don’t know Roger and I give him the benefit of the doubt about being a good guy. But that is a funny title!

#15 Sy on 02.11.11 at 7:29 am

I agree L3wis, I also think KC was poking fun at all the jock, preppie, high school d-bags who fling the term around constantly. The line ahead of that one about how he wishes he could be easily amused might be serious or tongue in cheek or possibly (probably) both at the same time. Brilliant is an understatement.

Not sure we’ll ever see another band who so many people liked while at the same time constantly slammed of such a huge chunk of their own fan base.

Gotta love the easily amused, eh mike?

#16 JustMe on 02.11.11 at 1:13 pm

This guy is a freak-show. Unfortunately, he’s representing my district. Is it too late to demand a re-count? Geesh!

I think there are more important things to our Reps to worry about this year … and my reproductive organs are not part of it!

#17 Randall on 02.11.11 at 7:39 pm

Surrogate mother?

You mean a fetus can be taken from a petri dish, or even from the womb of one woman and implanted into another woman’s womb?

Gosh! What great news for anti-abortion people!

Now any woman of child-bearing age can go in and have a fetus that is going to be aborted implanted into her own womb! Then SHE HERSELF can carry that precious baby to term! And then brought to full-term and delivered like any normal baby?

Oh praise the Lord! No need for anti-abortion laws any longer – praise the Lord.

I fully expect that all clinics that deal with abortions will be virtually overrun with conservative Republican women ready and willing to have fetuses (feti?) implanted into themselves.

No longer will compassionate conservative women need to march and demonstrate in front of abortion clinics. Now they can go right inside and put their money …errrrr, wombs (and their own health) where their mouths are.

Either that or go home and shut the fuck up.

#18 concern liberal on 02.11.11 at 9:36 pm

In essence, Hunt is no longer pro-life. Because he is trying to forbid even the opportunity for a loving heterosexual couple to reproduce with the help of a surrogate.

#19 l3wis on 02.11.11 at 9:54 pm

“Either that or go home and shut the fuck up.”

Best advice I have heard all day.