Stunningly, the Fundamentalist State of South Dakota has enacted a ban on all abortions under any circumstances. According to the news story;
Proposed amendments to the law to create exceptions to specifically protect the health of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest, were voted down. Also defeated was an amendment to put the proposal in the hands of voters.
So these legislators apparently believe that these very same voters who put all their sorry asses into office as public servants, are too stupid to decide for themselves on this very important issue that will affect each and every resident of that state? Their arrogance is astonishing.
I myself am pro-choice and I know women who have had an abortion, but never have I met a woman who made this decision lightly. Abortion is a personal health-care issue as well as a social issue and as such, it should remain “safe, legal, and rare,” to restate an earlier slogan. But unavailable under any circumstances … ?? I don’t think so! How does it serve the greater social good to make alleyways and filthy motel rooms into slaughterhouses for our daughters, sisters and mothers? Does South Dakota exemplify the growing state of stupidity that is increasingly gripping this nation when it comes to female sexual behavior? Are we so moronic as a country that we turn a blind eye to many decades of
previous experiences regarding grief caused by illegal abortions? Or do they think that, by telling those sinful whores that they can’t have an abortion under any circumstances that they simply won’t do it?
What is next on South Dakota’s holier-than-thou hit list? Will they also cut funding or further restrict access to birth control and sex education? These reactions typically go hand-in-hand with anti-choice sentiments. Why is it that social conservatives cannot understand that if we truly want to lessen the need for abortion, we must teach people how to have safe sex? It’s screamingly obvious that people don’t stop having sex just because a teacher somewhere tells them not to.
That is, if a teacher is even allowed to talk to their students about sex!
Appalling. Insulting. Outrageous.