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Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Republican future

If you want to know what Republicans want for us in terms of reproductive rights, you need look no further than El Salvador, where it has been illegal for women to have abortions for any reason for eight years. This week's New York Times Magazine has a story about it, and the author of the story is interviewed here.

Women thrown in prison for 30 years for having an abortion. Women prevented from getting an abortion for an ectopic pregnancy until her fallopian tube bursts and she starts bleeding internally. The police getting search warrants for women's vaginas to investigate evidence of an illegal abortion taking place. This is serious. This is real. And this is exactly what the people behind South Dakota's abortion ban want.


At 9:52 PM, April 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article says there is no clause to have an abortion for any reason.

There is a clause in the South Dakota bill to allow abortions to save the mothers life.

At 10:00 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger MN Politics Guru said...

There may very well be a clause like that in the South Dakota bill. However, there are plenty of so-called "pro-life" people who have an issue with even that. El Salvador shows us what happens when the extreme "pro-life" position is taken to its logical conclusion.

At 2:42 PM, April 07, 2006, Blogger Douglas Hester said...

If the Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade tomorrow, abortion would not be banned. Each state would be free to make its own laws, like they do about everything else, as they should. The Roe court overreached, in my opinion, and found a right that does not exist. I am not religious, but I have an extensive background in embryology and human development, and I believe people are mistaken when they state that a fetus is not a separate person. Then again, there is also the hypocrisy of charging a person for two homicides if a pregnant woman is killed (Laci Peterson, anyone?)

At 5:40 PM, April 07, 2006, Blogger MN Politics Guru said...

Many states still have laws on the books that would criminalize abortion immediately if Roe vs. Wade was overturned. I don't think Minnesota is one of them, but there are a bunch out there. Furthermore, if it was overturned, there may not be any reason preventing Congress from voting to criminalize it everywhere.

I don't think anybody argues that a fetus isn't a separate person; the question is whether a fetus has just as many rights (or more) as the woman who is pregnant. I don't believe so at all.

I think laws that make it a homicide to kill a fetus are hypocritical and I do not support them.

At 4:46 PM, April 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hester, Tennessee Guerilla Women posted an item on a 2-month-old Pakistani infant girl from whom doctors removed her absorbed triplet siblings. I similarly recall a Chinese boy "born pregnant" with his twin. Your life could be threatened by a "tumor" which turns out to be an in utero-absorbed sibling. Removing it would be similar to abortion. What would you do? Regarding El Salvador happening here: Pedophile priests and their useful fool broodmares like Judy Brown of American Life League will set up Magdalene Sister laundry labor camps here with the help of KBR fencing and police dogs. Priests and Neil Bush will pick out the best looking kids for their harems, while the "sinful" moms get worked to death. Fetal matricide thugology benefits 2 groups of pious pervs--pedophile priests and playboy politicians. This "pro-life" heresy was inspired by early Christian priests married to the "wrong sex" or stuck with wives suffering the ancient, smelly, widespread scourge of bladder and/or bowel leaking childbirth tears (fistulas). Fistulas are the dirty secret why men invented divorce, kept harems, altar boys, banned marriage for priests, burned "witches," and banned birth control in the hope another pregnancy would legally kill off stinky wives. Despite modern obstetrics, chirpy, pukey adult women's diaper commercials and GOP divorces are everywhere, yet no one talks about WHY! How about sending nose plugs and Depends diapers scrawled with divorce lawyer numbers to antichoicers as a media stunt? Nobody talks about the mortified moms stinking and pooping more than the untimely babies. Has anyone studied whether fistulas cause post-partum depression? Ask Repug men if they'd be faithful to wives suffering female fetus caused-face or breast rotting cancer--my best friend lost her nose, right eye, ear, upper and lower palate, and finally her life to a female fetus extra estrogen-sensitive face cancer. I know of countless women whose daughters caused them breast cancer. A former USAToday coworker's niece even killed her dad--after she got done causing her mom's lethal breast cancer, the heartbreak she caused killed her dad with a premature heart attack. Most men used to die in middle age from the stress of working 100 hours a week to feed 10-20 kids whose unwanted births already killed their moms. Tell fundies the next childbirth that maims or murders a mom in their states is going to put their asses in jail for assault or homicide. South Dakota women should declare a sex and birth strike like the women of Lysistratta. GOP politicians' garbage should be inspected for Viagra packages, condoms, and discarded tampons with microscopic caffeine-aborted embroyos. Imagine if pro-choicers beat fundies with their own rhetoric by staging media-event church funerals for their coffee-aborted progeny! Picture processions of pro-choicers carrying tiny caskets with GOP tampons until fundies stop violating other women's private parts. God gave women 450 known abortifacient plants, including the caffeinated drinks in GOP kitchens, yet the "know-it-all" Catholic Church refuses to address this mega theology booboo. Jesus never condemned the RU-486 weed of Jerusalem, but his church was quickly taken over by pedophiles and Scott Petersons. Useful fool "pro-lifers" breed for pedophile priests, Neil Bush and the Pentagon.--Heil Mary


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