Friday, June 23, 2006

Also, if the father is Geraldo Rivera

Let's talk about abortion for a sec...

The state of South Dakota has passed a law that makes abortion illegal, in less the mother's life is in danger. They know the law will be struck down in court, in fact they're counting on it. They want to appeal all the way to the Supreme Court so that they can force the court to address Roe v. Wade.

It's a good plan.

Unfortunatly for them, South Dakota has a nifty provision that allows you to put any new law up for state-wide vote if you can gather enough signatures. The pro-choice people are doing just that. If it goes to a public vote and the public vote's to overturn.... no more law and no more challenge before the Supreme Court.

The thing is, South Dakota is a pro-life state. Every poll taken there shows a clear majority of pro-lifers. Yet, it looks like there's a very good chance that the law will be overturned by those same people.


I'm so glad you asked. It's because the law only allows abortion when the mother's life is in danger. A lot of pro-lifers feel that there should also be an exception for rape and incest. Typically they say, "I'm pro-life, but if my sister or wife were raped, well..."

If you're pro-life and you believe that life begins at conception and abortion is murder then the only exception is when the mother's life is in danger. People who want exceptions for rape and incest are pro-choice.... they just want to be the ones who are deciding when you get to choose. I'm curious, what if the baby is born and then you discover it's a product of incest? Can you kill it then, too?

If you're pro-life and want abortion to be illegal except to save the mother's life, I can respect that. But if you claim to be pro-life while condoning abortion when you don't like the means of conception, you aren't even allowed in the debate. You don't get to decide when circumstances are traumatic enough to terminate a pregnancy. Either the mother decides (pro-choice) or no one decides (pro-life).


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