Tuesday, April 04, 2006

New South Dakota State Motto Contest!

South Dakota passes legislation outlawing almost
all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest: News Item.

3 comments:

RC said...

Cute postcard.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

blurbee said...

So, since they've outlawed abortion, I take it that, if a woman has an abortion in South Dakota, she's now considered a murderer?

Do they have the death penalty in South Dakota?

It's slippery slope time, folks.

Personally, I oppose abortion. I'd rather err on the side of life.

But it's the mother's choice to make until the baby is born. Because, she's the person who is most responsible for that particluar moral decision about her own body and her own potential breathing baby. You can't legislate religion. Well, you can, but you shouldn't.

OTOH, if, against a pregnant woman's wishes, someone purposely kills her nine-month old fetus by, say, repeatedly punching her in the womb area, shouldn't that person be charged with murder?

Tricky questions. No easy answers.

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Sadie Baker said...

Pro-choice means pro-choice. I don't see what's so hard to understand.

If I decide I'm not ready for motherhood, neither the government nor any private individual has the right to force me into it against my will. By the same token, if I choose motherhood, neither the government nor anyone else has the right to terminate my pregnancy against my will.

That's why we call it pro-choice, because it means we decide.