"It's the right thing," said Leslee Unruh, leader of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. "It's like Martin Luther King's approach - it's never the wrong time to do what's right. South Dakota is in a unique position to do something for the 800 children aborted every year."
800 kids, huh.
assuming she's right, what is that "unique position" exactly?
like...make sure they ALL have loving, stable homes?
or making sure that the parent(s) of those children have ALL the support/help/therapy they need to care for those babies properly?
improving the foster care system in the state--or around the nation for that matter?
re-opening homes for unwed mothers? what?
who's gonna pay for all that?
again i say:
whether you're pro-choice or pro-life
whether you've had one, none, or 12 abortions
whether you would have one yourself or not
we should all agree that the common sense approach is to keep the procedure--and other birth control methods--open, legal, available, and safe for any woman who chooses to exercise that right.
i still say that this isn't about abortion as such--women have been choosing whether or not to give birth for eons--but that now it can be done without all the drama & danger. and we all know that just gives the broads too much of a say in the matter.
when it was just a matter of herbs that could kill you or back alley hanger procedures, hey, more power. shame on you.
...but that's another post.
(in other news: god don't like ugly.)