Saturday, February 25, 2006

Who says there's no such thing as a time machine?

Apparently they've got one in South Dakota. And it sounds like they're planning to use it so they can take South Dakotans back more than thirty years.

That state's legislators are working on a law that would challenge 1973's Roe v. Wade decision. That's the Supreme Court decision that made medically safe abortions possible.

Ironically, the bill's main sponsor is a woman, Senator Julie Bartling.

As might be expected, the bill has been presented to 'save lives.' Yet the current bill won't even allow abortions in instances that threaten the mother's health.

But shouldn't an already existing life be worthy of protection? Isn't this supposed to be a place that values Mom (and apple pie) right up there with their flag?

The capital of South Dakota is Pierre. But folks there don't pronounce it like the French name. They say 'peer.'

Or, as women facing unwanted pregnancies might be thinking, 'pier.' As in something to jump off of.

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