Simply reading the quotes from Pennsylvania Rep. Wendy Ullman (D) just doesn’t convey her callousness and hard-hearted comments within the Keystone State’s General Assembly.
The representatives words and tone deserved to be heard (video below).
During discussion of HB 1890, the precursor of a bill that will formally be known as the Final Disposition of Fetal Remain Act, sponsored by Rep. Francis X. Ryan (R), Ullman referred to a miscarriage as little more than “just some mess on a napkin.”
The Pennsylvania lawmaker, whose district consists of some of the more affluent bedroom communities north of Philadelphia, displayed her adeptness at verbal gymnastics by calling the mortal remains of children who died due to miscarriage, “the product of conception after fertilization…”
As reported by Mary Margaret Olohan of the Daily Caller News Foundation;
Democratic Pennsylvania state Rep. Wendy Ullman bashed a bill protecting the bodies of aborted babies Tuesday, calling an early miscarriage “just some mess on a napkin.”
Ullman spoke out against H.B. 1890 Tuesday, a bill that would “establish requirements for the final disposition of the remains of unborn children after their demise,” brought forward by Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Francis Ryan. Ullman previously voted against a May bill prohibiting discriminatory abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.
A video the Pennsylvania Family Council originally posted shows Ullman protesting against the bill, saying, “It refers specifically to the product of conception after fertilization which covers an awful lot of territory.”
“I think we all understand the concept of the loss of a fetus, but we’re also talking about a woman who comes into a facility and is having cramps and — not to be, not to be, concrete — an early miscarriage is just some mess on a napkin,” the lawmaker said. She did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The Pennsylvania Family Council called Ullman’s comment “one of the most insensitive comments ever uttered by a Pennsylvania State legislator.”
“A miscarriage, no matter how early, does not result in a ‘mess on a napkin’ but the loss of a child,” Vice President for Policy for Pennsylvania Family Institute Tom Shaheen said in a statement Thursday posted with the video on YouTube. “Each human life deserves respect, even when lost at an early stage in development.”
Shaheen added that every Pennsylvanian should be appalled by the comment.
“The remains of human beings should be treated better than medical waste. Rep. Frank Ryan’s bill is a compassionate effort to help offer some closure to many mothers and families in Pennsylvania,” added Shaheen. Ryan did not respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.
If passed into law, Rep. Ryan’s proposal “will establish requirements for the final disposition of the remains of unborn children after their demise.”
The memorandum also noted that the proposed legislation “will provide for a respectful internment of these innocent lives which have been lost.”