Monday, March 06, 2006

Let's get nuts!

South Dakota bans most abortions

While I feel that abortions should be legal, safe and rare, and thus disagree with this law, I have to (almost) hand it to them for not being (too) hypocritical. What I mean by that is that many, many "pro lifers" are quick to exclaim that they find abortion perfectly acceptable in cases of rape of incest. Apparantly, those babies' lives aren't precious. In this case, they've made the following exception:
In his statement, however, Rounds pointed out that the bill does not prohibit doctors from prescribing contraceptive drugs before a pregnancy is determined, such as in a rape or incest case.
That would seem to be a wink, wink, nudge, nudge exemption.

If you're going to be against abortion on the grounds that every life is precious and that life begins at conception, you have to go all the way and ban the practice completely. Otherwise, it's not really about "life", is it?

But I digress.

It's good that somebody did this. This is a purely political move on South Dakota's part, since I'm pretty sure I read that there is only one place in the state where abortions are performed anyhow. So it's good to get this out in the open. I'm betting the Supreme Court isn't going to reverse Roe versus Wade, and maybe this will shut some of the people up a little. Or make them nuttier, which wouldn't be so bad either. Good, anyway, except for all the people who have to travel out of state to get their abortions.

And let me tell you, I picked the wrong week to start up my chain of abortion clinics in South Dakota.


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