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South Dakota governor signs abortion ban

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Well, the governor signed the damn bill.


South Dakota governor signs abortion ban
Nearly all operations outlawed in direct challenge to Roe v. Wade

Updated: 2:26 p.m. ET March 6, 2006

PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure was necessary to save the woman’s life. It would make no exception for cases of rape or incest.

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And one thing that irritates me even further about this:

"Rounds has said abortion opponents already are offering money to help the state pay legal bills for the anticipated court challenge. Lawmakers said an anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to defend the ban, and the Legislature set up a special account to accept donations for legal fees."

That $1 mil could be used for so many better other things (katrina victims, hungry homeless, families that need help paying their bills, etc...) No, instead they're wasting money to tie this thing up in the courts for months/years.


Current Mood: frustrated
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A Dominionist candidate for Texas Governor (Caution: may trigger - explicit campaign site)

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FotF Knocks It Up a Notch

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)

Focus on the Family advocates returning women to their "traditional" niche:

[Dorothy Kelley] Patterson said the account of creation illustrates clearly defined roles for men and women. The first responsibility for man in the account, she said, was to tend the garden God had created... But the greatest responsibility given to man was that of spiritual leadership. In the same way, she said, "my husband is to be the leader of my home..."

Women are given a different role than men in society, Patterson said. That role has "nothing to do with gifts or intelligence." She is to be a "helper" to her husband, she said, even though she is created equal to him...

Those who try to change God's plan follow the familiar path of deception displayed by the serpent in Genesis, she said. They assume that their plan is better and they contradict God. Still, the plan for the home remains the same as it was in the Bible, she added.

Dobson said he chose Patterson’s address for the broadcast because she well articulated the same principles he has been advocating his entire career. He said his goal in life has been to combat the "radical feminist distortions" about marriage, the family, and the role of women in society. While the radical feminist movement no longer exists, he said, the ideas it promoted so permeated American society that they have influenced modern Christian culture.
Full Spew

How long, I wonder, before we see House and Senate resolutions "glorifying" the relegation of women to the home?

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More Christian runaways

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]bluemoontide)

Here's a link to an article I found originally through Witchvox. It discusses the goals and aims of a group called Christian Exodus, who plan to move thousands of people (currently they only have a few dozen) people to South Carolina by 2008. As the Wiccan in the article points out, though, South Carolinans do not easily accept outsiders, Christian or not, so their plan may not be as well thought out as thought (no offense to S. Carolinans on the list!).

another State takeover?

Current Mood: curious
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