WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) moved this week to hold a noncontroversial flood insurance bill hostage until the Senate agrees that life begins at fertilization.
The bill, which would financially boost the National Flood Insurance Program on the cusp of hurricane season, had been expected to pass easily in the Senate. But since Paul on Monday offered an unrelated "fetal personhood" amendment, which would give legal protections to fetuses from the moment of fertilization, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is threatening to halt progress on the legislation.
Rand Paul's insidious attempt to hold up simple and bipartisan agreed upon legislation, which is aimed at bolstering the National Flood Insurance program with the Hurricane season imminent, just so he can insert a rider on to the legislation that states Baby Jeebus will get mad if we don't declare that human life begins at instant of fertilization in a woman's womb, is behavior that borders on the psychotic.
I am so fucking sick of these jackasses and their theocratic wingnut causes.