Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's official. If I were in South Dakota, I'd be packing my bags.

"The bill passed by a vote of 23 to 12 after opponents tried unsuccessfully to attach amendments that would have created exceptions for cases of rape and incest and that would have blocked spending of state money to defend against the court challenge that is sure to come."

As Bitch PhD points out, it seems incredibly problematic to have the taxpayers paying for the legal fees in this concocted bill/ anticipated court case. South Dakota, wouldn't you rather that the money were being put toward preventing unwanted pregnancies in the first place? Or helping support low-income women who would continue their pregnancies, if they had the money to support another child?

2 comments:

rickiduck said...

I sent the link "It's official" to Mary Marker. She's pretty reticent on politcal issues but we did discuss abortion just a week or two ago, and agreed it should be the woman's right of choice. It's disturbing where this might lead.

karuna said...

Don't worry, it won't go through to the national level. We are doing everything possible to stop it because it's too early to overturn roe. Conservatives want to wait till we have a certain majority on the supreme court.