Thursday, February 23, 2006

They Were Having Abortions Right in the Street

When I read this article on South Dakota's new abortion ban, which passed with no trouble in the State Senate and which does not allow an exception for cases of rape or incest, I felt something kind of funny. Something kind of like a bad case of the bends, concluding with my head exploding.

So just to be clear, if you are a twelve year-old whose father rapes you in South Dakota, you will be required to bear the child who is both your son and your brother. How biblical.

Now, I have a suggestion, and while I recognize that it might be controversial, I think it might really contribute to the national debate on this challenging topic. The one exception to South Dakota's shiny new law is that abortion will be permitted in cases where the life of the mother is in danger (not her health, mind you, just her life). So I think women should go into the sole clinic where abortions are performed in the state of SD and hold guns to their heads and say they are going to shoot themselves unless they get an abortion. As any good politician knows, there's always a loophole.


Blogger Laura D. said...

*clap clap clap clap clap*

Laura M. is a motherfucking genius, y'all. Don't forget it!

11:55 PM  
Anonymous GMM said...

Excellent solution, now that's something worth joining the NRA for.

9:41 PM  

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