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Saturday, February 25, 2006
South Dakotan Legislators and HB1266
Assault on Roe v. Wade
A report by Chet Brokaw,AP, in the Washington Post states: "Gov. Mike Rounds (R) said he is inclined to sign the bill, which would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless it is necessary to save the woman's life. The measure would make no exception in cases of rape or incest." What a chaste group of people with high moral values! Are they, really? Are we to believe that they grew up without indulging in pre-marital sex? That they waited for holy matrimony before their first sexual experience? May be they didn't even masturbate. Just prayed or took a cold shower when they got the urge. Possible? Give them the benefit of the doubt...some might. The more likely explanation is that all of them indulged in youthful indiscretions--- the terminology made famous by G.W. Bush during his 2000 presidential campaign. That could cover a gamut of what the holy rollers consider sinful, immoral activities. Then one day they saw the light and decided not to allow anyone else to engage in them. Just say "No" to sex. Power is an aphrodisiac. The modern day Torquemadas in South Dakota are charged up. Praise the Lord and do it in the missionary position...any other is taboo.
The issue is bound to head for the Supreme Court on a fast track. It would be interesting to see how the justices, especially Roberts and Alito, who spoke about respect for "precedence" during their confirmation hearings, vote.
Here is an item to lighten up a little. After reading about the hypocrites in South Dakota one needs something that is more earthly.
(Before sex) "Dennis: Look, even if you did get pregnant, I'd marry you. Odette: Do you believe in centralized government or states' rights ? Dennis: What? Odette: I just want to know the kind of guy I'm marrying. Dennis: I'm starting to get the distinct impression you don't want to do this anymore." From Sarah Kernochan's 1998 film "Strike"(also released as "All I Wanna Do")