North Carolina State Sen. Josh Stein (D) tore into misogynist Republicans attempting to pass draconian restrictions on women’s rights, ironically, along with an anti-Sharia bill in that state. Apparently North Carolina Republicans don’t see that their laws and Sharia law are bastard cousins.
The anti-abortion restrictions in the anti-Sharia bill could cause all but one clinic in the state to close, resulting in more unintended pregnancies because women there would not have access to birth control and family planning services.
In a fiery floor speech state Senator Stein said,
“…you shut them down and women are still going to want to have abortions. We as a state and a nation have been there in the ’60s and ’70s, we know what the consequences are. Please, let us not go back to those days.”
“The irony that you all attached these anti-abortion provisions on the anti-Sharia law is really astounding. That’s what this bill says, it’s about some foreign law, anti-Sharia law. There’s not a single instance of anything like that appearing in the North Carolina courts. And yet, you’re playing to people’s base fears by promoting this.”
“When we don’t have anything to fear from the Sharia types, what we have to fear is from the North Carolina General Assembly Republican Senate impinging on people’s fundamental constitutional rights.”
Watch Senator Stein destroy bigoted misogynist Republicans in this video uploaded to YouTube: