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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Banned and Gagged

Here's my latest piece on AlterNet:

Banned and Gagged
South Dakota's extreme abortion ban is in perfect accord with what the United States has been doing internationally all along:
After the recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito, it was only a matter of time before a state like South Dakota passed a law that banned all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. South Dakota's governor, Mike Rounds, signed the ban on Monday. While the ban is a turning point for abortion politics at home, it mirrors what's already been happening overseas. Abortion rights advocates say it's time for Americans to start connecting the dots.

"Because of the constitutional guarantees embedded in the Roe v. Wade decision, Republican administrations have been unable to completely defund abortion groups in the United States, so they've taken it out on poor women in developing countries, but those policies are coming home," says Steven Sinding, an American who serves as director-general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), a London-based organization that supports the poor, underserved and marginalized in 180 countries.


At 3/08/2006 8:43 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

If pro-choicers had the slightest clue they'd be thrilled with the South Dakota legislation. Jaysus, don't you people have any tactical sense at all?

I've brought this up in my comments earlier but you guys seem hell-bent on getting all worked up about this. One more time children: IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!

Here's the bottom line:
This is making it EASIER for pro-choicers to win the abortion wars! For God's sake, shut your pie holes and enjoy the show! Damn.


At 3/08/2006 1:26 PM, Anonymous kathleen said...

Shut your hole? How about getting your head out of your ass.
Fighting this in court is going to take time and money that would be better spent on preventing unwanted pregnancies.

At 3/08/2006 1:35 PM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Blogger is having major problems at the moment. Someone is trying to post using my account.

timmy, please save the 'shut your pie hole' comments for another blog, especially when you're posting about such a serious topic.

At 3/08/2006 2:05 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Sorry, I didn't know a slang term for mouth would be off limits.

"Fighting this in court is going to take time and money that would be better spent on preventing unwanted pregnancies."

Consider it money well spent in the war for choice. I don't know how to make it any more clear to you people, but this money you WANT to spend.

So take off your Chicken Little outfits and donate to the legal fund if you want to do something constructive.

At 3/08/2006 2:05 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Is "getting your head out of your ass" acceptabe?


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