Did you know that the population of South Dakota is only about three-quarters of a million? Its no surprise then that they’d want to increase their population; and what a genius way their state government has devised to do it! Ban almost all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest. And while maybe some of the South Dakotans in the years to come will be a little slow, it certainly increases their chances of voting Republican! (a win-win there for the GOP).
Unfortunately, there still may be an abortion or two because of some pinko exception “to save the woman’s life” (ok, so maybe then she can have more kids later, but what if it was twins?), but it would still be illegal if it was only “a threat to a women’s health”; and speaking of threats, the five year prison sentence for a doctor violating the likely-soon-to-be-enacted law should help them figure out what to do in a borderline case.
Furthermore, to help create stable families, under South Dakota law, a “rapist would have the same rights to the child as the mother” You can really tell that South Dakota believes that all children have a right to a mother *and* a father :)
So unlike those liberal Nicaraguans who allowed a nine-year-old who was raped and got pregnant to have an abortion [update April 11, 2009: Brazil too], South Dakota would make sure that she had that baby and that it had a dad too! Praise Jesus!
P.S. The above post is sarcasm, in case it was hard to tell -_-;
Fetus fetishists disturb me greatly.
Update March 6: The governor of S.D. signed the bill into law today. Note that he referred to “unborn children”, regardless of the actual gestational age. Hey Gov. Rounds, ever see a ‘baby’ at four weeks gestation?
(actual size ~2 inches)