Thursday, April 27, 2006

Tweedle Dumb, Tweedle Stupid

My state proudly hopes to join South Dakota by banning nearly all abortions in the state of Louisiana. Louisiana Senate Bill 33 bans all abortions except to save the life of the mother and criminalizes performing abortions--anyone found guilty of performing an abortion would have to serve 1-10 years in jail and pay $10-100,000. Pay damages to whom? The state? Damaged how? An amendment to allow exceptions for rape and incest was defeated. The brilliant mind behind this bill, Sen. Ben Nevers, a man inspired by South Dakota's law, had the nerve and ignorance to say
that a woman who has been traumatized by rape should not have to be subjected to another brutal act like abortion. "I cannot justify that in my mind,"
But Sen. Joel Chaisson, who tried to get the amendment passed, said

"It would be presumptuous of me as a man to try to understand what a pregnancy from rape and incest does to a woman," Chaisson said. He said that if his wife or daughter became pregnant from a rape, he would talk with his family and priest about what alternatives existed.

"But the bottom line for me is that it is not his (a priest's) decision, it is not my decision, it is her decision," Chaisson said. "Sen. Nevers' bill makes that decision for her."

I am beyond appalled but not that surprised. I live in New Orleans, not that pukepole Nevers' Louisiana. Well before post-Katrina New Orleans, one of my deliberately kooky ideas was that New Orleans should secede from the Union and apply for international aid.

South Dakota Grandmothers Speak

By request, a bitch's thoughts on South Dakota

Pine Ridge Indian Rez to Offer Abortions

Susie Bright link to a video of S.D. pukepole Bill Napoli in a March post: Do We Really Need a South Dakota?

SD Gov. Signs Abortion Ban


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