Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Because I have a daughter
...the latest news on the ban-abortion front has me worried. I don't like abortions; I don't think anyone does. It's not like folks who are pro-choice are out there urging all and sundry preggo females they encounter that they should get abortions. But. But. I have a number of female friends who have been raped. I have a SIL whose first (eagerly awaited) pregnancy was revealed, at 12 weeks, to be a fetus with severe defects. Looking back, I know that one of my best friends in grammar school was being molested by her stepfather. I had a friend who religiously took her birth control pills, but still got pregnant. The governor of South Dakota signed the bill outlawing all abortions except in cases where the mother's life is in danger. Those lucky, lucky women who were raped or subjected to incest can have emergency contraception, whoopee. Mississippi has a similar law wending its way through the state legislature. Pinko Feminist Hellcat has an excellent post about the current anti-abortion push. Read it.