Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BREAKING NEWS(?): Anti-choice legislation, strike that, LAW insults women's intelligence....

I apologize for my hiatus. I am right in the thick of midterms, juggling 18 credits.

The anti-choice train has obviously been chugging along in spite of this fact.

Many many thanks to Linnea House for her update on the unfair committee practices, naturally I was incensed.

It is no secret that anti-choice language, legislation, laws, rhetoric, anything, insults a woman's intellect by suggesting that she lacks the capacity of individual thought. Had she more time, more legally mandanted time to wait, she would surely see the light and reconsider her decision to have an abortion and proceed with the pregnancy.

...Because the decision to terminate a pregnancy isn't made without sacrifice or serious consideraiton or anything...

...And it's not like the cost of abortion procedures increase the farther along a woman's pregnancy is....

SHAME on South Dakota

"Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law [today] requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation."

This isn't a step in the wrong direction, this is a commercial flight from New York to California at mach 5 in the wrong direction.

This law assumes that any woman seeking an abortion takes the situation lightly. Well, Gov. Daugaard, you know what happens when people assume, right?

I think what makes me the most livid is the flippant use and abuse of language surrounding this issue, and the entire issue of Choice in general. There are very clear, medically defined distinctions between what constitutes an embryo, a fetus and a baby. I don't know what is worse, the law South Dakota passed in 2005 that mandates "women be told that an abortion will end the life of a human being," or the assumption that women are ignorant of this fact in the first place?

I am so unbelievably happy not to live in South Dakota, but Minnesota isn't doing much better.

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