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Feministe had this video posted today about the proposed South Dakota abortion ban. If you don't know, South Dakota is proposing a ban on abortion that would have no exceptions for health of the mother, rape, or incest.

But maybe voices of dissent have softened Bill Napoli, State Senator (R). He's a strong proponent of the complete and utter ban, but now seems to think there are situations where there might be exceptions (take the video to about 3:15 to kick it off right good).



I don't usually like to be the one who instantly jumps on the "You are what you fear" bandwagon - homophobes are really closeted, etc. - but check out how many times he says "brutally raped", and how this good holy virgin girl must be "sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it." I get the sense that young Billy had a lot of little fantasies about taking down one of the choir girls ifyaknowwhatimean. He's put entirely too much thought into how this girl has been raped to be allowed abortion. Oh, and if she wasn't a virgin planning on saving herself, she must be a slut who deserves it, and now should be saddled with a baby. Awesome.
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NOLA mayor criticizes NYC.

Upon being criticized for the delay in rebuilding New Orleans one year after Katrina, mayor Ray Nagin replied, "You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later."

Because debate over how best to build a memorial/tourist destination is totally the same as rebuilding a devastated city and bringing back its residents and restarting the community. Seriously.
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Bush Vetos Stem Cell Bill

President Bush cast the first veto of his 5 1/2-year presidency today, saying legislation easing limits on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research "crosses a moral boundary" and is wrong.

"This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others," Bush said at a White House event where he was surrounded by 18 families who "adopted" frozen embryos not used by other couples, and then used those leftover embryos to have children.


You know what I think is wrong? The number of children already adrift in the system that could've been "adopted" by these couples. Y'know, the ones put up for adoption by the proper sluts who didn't have abortions. The ones who are being bounced around by foster care. But I guess those aren't really YOUR children unless you squatted them out yourself.

"They remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of research. The remind us that we all begin our lives as a small collection of cells. And they remind us that in our zeal for new treatments and cures, America must never abandon our fundamental morals," Bush said.

Our fundamental morals like life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the right to be eavesdropped on. And don't forget the moral of separation of Church and State.

Said Bush: "As science brings us every closer to unlocking the secrets of human biology, it also offers temptations to manipulate human life and violate human dignity. Our conscience in history as a nation demand that we resist this temptation.

Except in wartime, and only then is it okay to manipulate human life and violate human dignity, due to extenuating circumstances.

The Senate voted 63-37 on Tuesday, four votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto.

You bastards.

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Jul. 23rd, 2005 10:04 am
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That Humour meme, and the "Would I have been a Nazi?" test.

Only I LJ-cut them because I understand that these screw up friendspages! )
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House Votes to Extend Patriot Act

And then after this, they vote to grant him Emperor powers, and then he turns all Sith and wrinkly.

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