This is not a topic I usually comment on but I am pro-choice and I am not happy with where decisions like South Dakota’s will lead.
Since South Dakota is following Bush into taking this country backwards with its efforts to outlaw abortion, expect to see Janes Clinics springing up. Here’s another link to the abortion manual incase the dictatorship takes one down.
Regardless of one’s views on abortion, common sense says that laws will not stop abortion. Legalized abortion gives trained professionals the opportunity to council someone into making an informed decision. Prolifer’s should be focusing on education instead of Big Brother communistic oversight.
Remember, each decision our current administration makes is just a single dominoe in a well planned series of events that will forever reform America into something that will have Webster’s scrambling to burn all the old dictionaries with the incorrect version of the definition of freedom.
Supporters hope the conflict it sets up with the Roe vs. Wade decision will give two conservative Supreme Court justices newly appointed by Bush an opportunity to overturn the ruling.
Our politicans are shortsighted and making changes that will negatively impact generations to come with regard to health, ecomonics, environment, freedoms and so much more. Be an active participant in government. Contacting your representative is easy!
Next up, Mississippi.
A Mississippi House committee voted Tuesday to ban most abortions in the state – an unexpected move that left abortion opponents grappling to stake out a position on a proposal that could prompt a lengthy court battle.
The only abortions allowed under the bill would be if the life of the pregnant woman were in danger. There would be no abortions allowed in cases of pregnancy caused by rape or incest.
Of course, the Supreme Court has
shown its cards already by declaringdeclared that "abortion protests don’t violate anti-racketeering laws". [n.b. Having read some more on their decision I support the Supreme Court’s decision. Since the protesters get no economic gain, this cannot be tried under anti-racketeering laws. Should physical contact with the patients, bombs and other violence persist, I would expect we will see this in the courts again under something different.]
The Supreme Court yesterday ended a 20-year old lawsuit against militant anti-abortion groups, ruling unanimously that their use of "physical violence" outside clinics did not violate the anti-racketeering laws.
Kind of makes me want to go protest the protesters…while holding a baseball bat. Unless of course the protesters are kept at distance.
Pittsburgh City Council in December passed an ordinance creating a buffer zone that requires protesters to stay 15 feet from entrances to medical centers and at least 8 feet from persons or personnel who are using the centers.
An emotionally distraught woman should not have to be pushed and shoved by people trying to impose their views upon her while she makes the hardest decision of her life.