While we are on the subject of lying (see last post), and since I am dying to introduce the subject of weirdness (see this post), it's worth taking a look at Billy Bob Barry Barack Hussein Muhammad bin Obama's nominee to head the White House's Office of Legal Counsel.
Dawn Johnson, a professor of law at Indiana University and thoroughly unhinged left-wing ideologue, has compared restrictions on abortion to governmental "conscription" of a woman's body.
Further, Johnson denies that, at least vis-a-vis the question of abortion, there is no such thing as a "father" or a "child," there is only a woman's body and a "fetus."
Please don't anyone tell her that "fetus" is the Latin term for "baby."
Johnson says that restrictions on abortion are a violation of the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution, which states, in part, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States...."
Following a recent National Review article by Andrew McCarthy which blew the lid off of Johnson's outlandish theories, Johnson denied having used a Thirteenth Amendment rationale when she had argued before the Supreme Court.
Yet she stated, in that argument, "Statutes that curtail abortion choice are disturbingly suggestive of involuntary servitude, prohibited by the Thirteenth Amendment, in that forced pregnancy requires a woman to provide continuous physical service to the fetus in order to further the state's asserted interest" (emphasis added).
In 1989, Johnson told Glamour magazine, "Any move by courts to force a woman to have a child amounts to involuntary servitude" (emphasis added).
Liars, apparently, attract liars. And socialists, apparently, nominate neurotic women lawyers....