Friday, February 24, 2006

Unfit smothers

I’ve just read that South Dakota has made abortion illegal except in cases where the procedure must be performed in order to save the life of the pregnant woman. Meaning that things like rape and incest don’t count as legitimate reasons anymore.
Representative Hunt was blunt about why he and other took a hard line: Providing protections in "special circumstances" -- such as cases where children are raped -- would have diluted the bill and muddied the push for a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe.
Now just in case you were reeling over the “special circumstances” that will no longer legally be considered justifiable cause for termination, I’ll just remind you about the bit at the end where they intimate that their goal is to overturn Roe VS Wade in the Supreme Court, leaving the way open for all the other states to follow suit.

I wonder how these pillars of society feel about capital punishment? Constant war? Extraordinary rendition? The 25 million each year who rely on soup kitchens to survive? ‘Cos if the sanctity of human lives is their thang, it's a wonder they find so much time to hound women about their bodies and life circumstances.

No-one likes abortion. Least of all the woman going through one, I would think. But it seems that there’s always been a need for it one way or the other, legal or not. That the people entrusted to govern a society would withhold the procedure from a pregnant 12 year old who was raped by a relative tells you a lot about their moral compass.

Get rid of the bastards before it’s you they come to "help".

Thanks to armcurl for the picture

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