Womens Health

Man Who Wants Full Abortion Ban In Louisiana Once Advocated Sterilizing Poor Women

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When Louisiana Rep. John LaBruzzo announced he was authoring a bill to enact a full ban on all abortions in the state, he claimed that language that a woman obtaining an abortion would be charged with "feticide" was "accidentally" left in the bill.

But based on his past legislative acts involving women, it wasn't an accident at all.

In 2008, LaBruzzo was known for another controversial idea -- one where he proposed paying poor women $1000 each to have their tubes tied.

Via NOLA.com:

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Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied.

"We're on a train headed to the future and there's a bridge out, " LaBruzzo said of what he suspects are dangerous demographic trends. "And nobody wants to talk about it."

LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government. He said he is gathering statistics now.

"What I'm really studying is any and all possibilities that we can reduce the number of people that are going from generational welfare to generational welfare, " he said.

Oh, and in case you didn't fully grasp this is a class thing, he advocated giving extra tax incentives "for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children."

Jail women who have abortions, sterilize the poor, and reward rich people for procreating.  Sounds about right.