(Note from the editor: I had this guest column submitted, and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy – PP)
Liar, Liar, Kathy Tyler.
It’s amazing what some legislators get away with in their districts. Probably the one claim that really stands out this session in my mind is Kathy Tyler’s supposed “pro-life” Democrat record that she always peddles to her constituents. Boy, does she have her constituents buffaloed on this issue!
This session she has voted against HB 1180, the pregnancy help center adoption bill. She testified against HB 1240, the Down Syndrome bill, and spoke against HB 1162, the sex-selective abortion ban bill, during the same testimony. When HB 1162 went to the House floor, she also voted for a hostile amendment authored by Peggy Gibson that would have gutted the bill. Her testimony on 1240 is definitely worth listening to: http://sdpb.sd.gov/SDPBPodcast/2014/hhe23.mp3 It is one of the most bizarre performances ever given by a sitting legislator.
During her testimony she tells a strange story about how her priest told her that Jesus was pro-choice and that led her to some epiphany on relativistic morality. She did not know why she was so emotional about the issue and admitted to not having any connection at all to the issue; yet, there she was testifying against it.
I wonder at what point she will start to consider herself a pro-abort. She’s fooling herself if she thinks she’s anything else, and there are plenty of people in and out of SDRTL who are becoming more than a little annoyed with her performance.
Spencer Cody, Vice President of SDRTL