Things that make me stabby: morons.
Paternalistic, moralizing, misinformed morons.
Dahlia Lithwick knows what the score is.
What I find amusing is how, apparently, Kennedy thinks that a medical procedure being disturbing is a reason to ban it. He has these examples, like if he can prove something is gross, then it clearly ought to be banned.
Because taking someone's heart out of their chest and putting someone else's back in isn't weird at all.
Incidentally, there's no such thing as "partial birth abortion," medically speaking. It's a scare term, invented by opponents of abortion to get people to squick out. Usually what they're talking about is "dilation and extraction."