Saturday, February 25, 2006

abortionist contorsions

These are dangerous and fearful times we live in. South Dakota is about to outlaw abortion. What they are aiming for is a new Supreme Court hearing which will overturn Roe V Wade. No matter how you look at it, no matter how you feel, the reality will again be what Dr. Mildred so apty describes in Our World (via Super Baymama and Molly Saves the Day):
"If you saw the distress of the women who wanted abortions and saw the morbidity and mortality rates from illegal abortion and the number of unwanted pregnancies, it was obvious that something needed to be done. No amount of proselytizing or theorizing about the sanctity of unborn life was going to change that reality."
Part of me still believes that it won't get overturned. That the social consequences will be too drastic, and that the judges take into consideration the social upheaval resulting from certain decisions that they might take.
Following Bill Bennett's faux pas on abortion and crime I looked up the study he based his comments on and although having a hard time swallowing the research it is there for us to see. What kind of impact will a ban on abortion have on women, mostly poor women.


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