Thursday, March 23, 2006

impersonal policy and one woman's bold solution

C'mon Senator, until you grow a uterus or get a medical degree, please don't argue for exceptions to your ill-conceived and unenforceable strictures:

Bill Napoli

BILL NAPOLI: A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.

A lot of adult women, more than just the one-third of whom in the US female population have had an abortion, find you treating their private medical issues so condescendingly as being more then a little aggravating. A have seen the most impassioned and logical arguments, including a just-in-case DIY abortion guide. But this response by Cecelia Fire Thunder of the Ogala Sioux blew me away:"To me, it is now a question of sovereignty." President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, says
"I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction."
Now there's a (unfortunately necessary) left-libertarian solution. But how longer before howling masses are bussed onto the reservation from Colorado Springs to attempt to protest?

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