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Hey, Bush Voters!
Yeah, I'm talking to you -- all you people who said the right to an abortion would be maintained no matter which of the two clowns who ran in the election won. Lookee, lookee, at South Dakota:

Legislation meant to prompt a national legal battle targeting Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, was approved Wednesday by the South Dakota Senate, moving the bill a step closer to final passage.

The measure, which would ban nearly all abortions in the state, now returns to the House, which passed a different version earlier. The House must decide whether to accept changes made by the Senate, which passed its version 23-12.

"It is the time for the South Dakota Legislature to deal with this issue and protect the lives and rights of unborn children," said Democratic Sen. Julie Bartling, the bill's main sponsor.

Hey, Senator Religion-For-Brains, a scraping of cells is not an unborn child. I happen to find abortion troubling and something to be prevented with free access to birth control (over asinine "abstinence" promotion)...but lemme tell you how fast I'd run to an abortion clinic to get the cells scraped out if I did get pregnant.

For anybody who thinks voting for phony conservative Bush ("conservative" only in that he's a religious nutter, and votes accordingly) was no big deal, thanks a bunch. Kerry is a creep and was a terrible alternative, but I'll always vote against fundamentalism when given a chance.

Posted by aalkon at February 23, 2006 10:17 AM

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> Kerry is a creep and was
> a terrible alternative...

Stop right there! WHY? Why was a "terrible" alternative offered to the 43rd president who's so broadly despised?

Time for an abortion amendment... That's what should have happened 35 years ago. Some people in this discussion seem to doubt their own powers of persuasion... And it ain't the religious ones. Why is that? Can you put into words without mocking someone?

The internet offers no quick evidence that Julie Bartlett is religious. (Anyway, she's a Democrat.) Here's her email address... Have at 'er:

See this, where Steyn considers how abortion may affect OTHER headlines of interest (go ahead, read it, you'll be glad you did):

Posted by: Crid at February 23, 2006 1:24 AM

I've always wondered how Bush voters can claim to be Christians - unless all that means is opposing abortion and gay marriage.

Republicans: Against abortion. And social services and welfare. So protect em until they're born and then fuck em, and if they live long enough, send them to war!

Posted by: Russputin at February 23, 2006 3:36 PM

It's not clear whether Alito or Roberts will decide against Roe vs. Wade should this bill ever make it to the Supreme Court so you can't accuse Bush of anything yet.

Even if Roe is overturned, you'll still be able to get your abortions in California and New York. At worst, you'll have another excuse to make a trip to France.

Posted by: nash at February 23, 2006 9:49 PM

I agree with Amy, Kerry was a terrible alternative-if the democratic party wanted to find a better stereotype of a "typical" Democrat (according to the Republican party) they would have had to go to central casting. I know at least 4 pro-choice social workers who voted for Bush because they are a) from the South, b) have always voted Republican, and c)are "christians." They are also unmarried women, on the pill, and have at least 5 sexual partners PER YEAR. Grab a clue. ladies. If Roe vs Wade is overturned, complete dumbasses like my naive social worker(!) friends are to blame.

Posted by: pooky at February 24, 2006 4:02 PM

Funny how the ones who are "pro life" are usually in favor of the death penalty. It's as if they're against aborting a fetus until it grows up and murders someone.

OTOH, most of those who are "pro choice" are fine with the idea of drugs being illegal. It's ok to take whatever you want out of your body but not ok to put whatever you want in it?

Hypocrites on both sides. I wish people would stop calling a spade a "pointy shovel" and get real.

Posted by: steve at February 25, 2006 9:57 AM

I'm with you, Steve. The drug prohibitions are amazing. If you're not behind the wheel, or taking drugs to the extent that you're going to steal my TV or end up on county healthcare...what business is it of anyone's what you put in your body or your head? I am on deadline now, and don't have time to look it up, but I believe drugs are regulated throught the Interstate Commerce clause. They do it that way, probably because "the pursuit of happiness" seems to permit -- even condone -- drug use!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at February 25, 2006 10:06 AM

> It's as if they're against
> aborting a fetus until it
> grows up and murders someone.

What's your point?

> but not ok to put whatever
> you want in it?

Not when it has a negative impact on others' lives.

Posted by: Crid at February 25, 2006 5:13 PM

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Posted by: Trevor at March 14, 2006 8:34 AM

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