Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Drip, drip, drip

The legislature in South Dakota may be close to passing a bill outlawing just about all abortion in that state, the most sweeping ban since Pennsylvania passed a 1992 law, which, when challenged, led to the Supreme Court reaffirming Roe.

According to The Times, if this bill passes, “advocates of abortion rights have pledged to challenge it in court immediately — and that is precisely what the bill's supporters have in mind.”

“Optimistic about the recent changes on the United States Supreme Court, some abortion opponents say they have new hope that a court fight over a ban here could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal around the country. “

Elections have consequences. All those moderate GOP women who voted for Bush because he didn’t seem so bad, might be having some buyer’s remorse right about now.

4 comments:

Not a hipster said...

I read an article the other day about a doctor who refused to perform a D&C on a woman who had miscarried, but the fetus failed to detach and expel from her body. He said it was akin to abortion, even though it was DEAD.

Then, because of the laws of her state, she had to endure a waiting period and was counseled about alternatives to abortion, such as adoption. It was DEAD already.

Anyone want to adopt a dead but not yet gangrenous piece of tissue?

This waiting period while carrying dead tissue inside you can seriously harm a woman's health, can leave her infertile, and can sometimes even lead to death.

It makes me sick what people can get away with under the guise of "morality." Any doctor with true morals would not risk the life of the mother in such an irresponsible and reckless way.

Anonymous said...

not a hipster - where did you read that? That's disgusting. And its even the little things, like pharmacists who won't fill prescriptions for birth control pills for women, because it's against their "morality."

Not a hipster said...

I can't find the article now, but here's a link to a letter written to the Austin Chronicle, and the article was based on the letter titled, "Cover Indicative of "Chronicle' Take on Women." It's about 3/4 of the way down the page.

Anonymous said...

I've read that the thing with drugstores is spreading and it scares me. How these so-called medical professionals can allow their personal beliefs to interfere with medicine is scary. If you want to know what it's like to live in a theocracy that may be the begining. I wish there was something to do to get them disbarred or whatever happens to pharamcists!

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