Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Abortion is a threat to national security

Move over South Dakota, there is a battle for State Social Dinosaur Award. State legislators in Louisiana, fresh from their successful handling of last year's Hurricane Katrina, have finally found a way to make some money. Under new state measures, doctors found guilty of performing abortions would face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $100,000. Governor Kathleen Blanco was expected to sign a strict abortion ban into law after the Senate on Monday gave the measure final legislative approval. The Senate voted 27-0 to approve the change and send it to Blanco.

There was some *progress* to note, originally, the bill would have allowed abortions only to save the life of the mother, with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. The House, kind souls that they are, added a provision to allow abortions in cases where the mother's health faces permanent harm.

Oh that is just sick!
The thing you forgot to mention is that even the legislation acknowledges the ban could only take place if either Roe v. Wade was overturned or if the Constitution is ammended to allow states to ban abortion.

All the same, why is the legislature dealing with this stuff? Surely there are more important issues than theoretical discussions of if Roe v. Wade is overturned. A lot of politicians have really lost their focus on what is important.
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