Author: Handley, Joel
Date published: April 1, 2011
Every year since 2002, Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin, a Republican, has introduced an anti-abortion bill that takes "all life begins at conception" to its logical extreme. If the bill, which Franklin re-introduced in January, becomes law, the state would charge any woman who has an abortion with murder and would investigate any woman who has a miscarriage for suspected "human involvement." His law would also change all mention of "abortion" in Georgia law to "prenatal murder."
Because women frequently reject fertilized eggs during menstruation, some female bloggers want Rep. Franklin to see evidence of the deaths of all these poor prenatal persons. Concerned citizen Devery Doleman wrote (and posted online) a letter to Rep. Franklin asking if he could send police to investigate these potential crimes. She called on all women to join her crusade against "the killer within" by sending pictures of their used tampons, pads or bloodstained underwear to Rep. Franklin's office.
This is a worthy cause, but as Doleman cautions, sending useš tampons (a biohazard) can lead to arrest. So use food coloring or markers to make convincing, legal replicas of soiled period products. Send your evidence to: Rep. Bobby Franklin, 401 Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Atlanta, GA 30334. Or upload images at unsolvedhysteries.tumblr.com.