When Janet Porter is involved in something, you know it is just a matter of time before it goes completely off the rails.
It happened with her 2007 Values Voter Debate where a choir sang “Why Should God Bless America? ” while Religious Right leaders asked questions to empty podiums representing the Republican candidates who skipped the event.
And it happened again with her May Day prayer rally at the Lincoln Memorial which left her facing $70,000 in expenses and cost her her daily radio show.
And so it was only a matter of time before her already bizarre “Heartbeat Bill” activism in Ohio took a turn toward the surreal, with Porter announcing plans to have a fetus “testify” in favor of the legislation:
A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.
Faith2Action, the anti-abortion group that has targeted Ohio to pilot the measure, called the in-utero witness the youngest to ever come before the House Health Committee at 9 weeks old.
Faith2Action president Janet Folger Porter said the intent is to show lawmakers who will be affected by the bill, which abortion rights groups oppose. Ohio Right to Life has not endorsed the measure.
An aide to committee Chairman Lynn Wachtmann said a pregnant woman will be brought before the committee and an ultrasound image of her uterus will be projected onto a screen. The heartbeat of the fetus will be visible in color.
Just allow me to remind everyone that Porter served as the co-chair of Mike Huckabee’s Faith and Family Values Coalition when he ran for president.