After only one term in office, state Rep. Martin Scott, R-Rossville, has already carved out a reputation as a zygote's best friend. This spring, when he wasn't backing bills to outlaw abortion, Scott was earning a coveted Golden Sleaze award by proposing a constitutional amendment to redefine the word "person" to include "unborn children at every state of development, including fertilization."
Just last week, Scott wrapped up an 11-day, 17-city bus junket around Georgia charmingly called the "Let Them Live" tour (which would have made an interesting double bill with Metallica's 1983 "Kill 'em All" tour).
Sponsored by, you guessed it, Georgia Right to Life, Scott's tour involved visiting churches, meeting halls and restaurants to preach his vision of "preserving life within the womb."
Scott's pro-life interests don't, however, seem to extend outside the womb. This is a guy who loves him some death penalty, having voted for a nutty House bill to allow convicted murderers to be put to death on the say-so of a nonunanimous jury. Scott also has backed almost every pro-gun bill of the past two years, including failed legislation to allow diners to pack heat in downtown restaurants and to protect the dubious right of workers to keep firearms stashed in their vehicles while parked on company property.
In his own way, perhaps Scott is simply the pro-life version of Will Rogers: "I never met a fetus I didn't like."
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