25 February 2006

South Dakota vs. women

It has begun.

Yesterday, South Dakota passed a law that makes it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion except where necessary to save a woman's life (and that latter caveat could open up a big can of subjective worms).

The law makes no exceptions for rape or incest.

Now think about this: Under this new law, if a young girl in South Dakota is raped by her drunken uncle and becomes pregnant as a result, she will be forced to carry that pregnancy to term.

Furthermore, the rapist could have the same parental rights as the mother.

And they call this "pro-life"?

[Read MSNBC's coverage of this story.]

1 comment:

  1. One of the things that the Democratic Party really needs to do is recast the term "pro-life".

    They need to tackle the issue that "pro-life" mean "life of the mother, life of the child once it's born, life of foreign civilians, and life of death-row inmates who may, in fact, be innocent". They need to expand "life" to mean "quality of life", and catch healthcare and euthanasia under that umbrella. These "pro-lifers" are anything but, and every chance they get to prove that they are actually pro-life, they fail miserably.