Thursday, March 09, 2006

Scary & Illegal

South Dakota bans abortion

When might an abortion be acceptable? "A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life."

I think this statement, however, speaks to the fact that they are less interested in "life" than they are in gender. An abortion is okay if it is not a woman's "fault" that she is pregnant, if she didn't have sex with someone voluntarily, if the rape was of a virgin, etc. If it were truly about the life of a child, would not the child resulting from that awful scenario described be entitled to life as much as any other? I think so. But you can tell from arguments like this that their primary concern is NOT the life of unborn children, but policing a gender order that says that women who become pregnant because it's their fault must carry the children, but it's okay to have an abortion if they are pregnant through no fault of their own.

Oh, yeah, and this is just funny: Mississippi wants to make Christianity its official religion. Kind of, um, illegal, but I think they should try it anyway. Good times. I love these people.

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