Wednesday, March 23, 2011

South Dakota's Governor Signs New Abortion Law Requiring A 72 Hour Wait Period

You would think that a new law that does not outlaw abortion but merely requires a woman wait three days before following through would be acceptable to feminists and Liberals. Well, you would be wrong about that since they are not merely pro-choice but pro-abortion, in that they oppose any and all common sense measures that seek to get women to actually think a little more before killing their unborn baby. First the good news from Life News:
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed into law a bill today for the longest abortion waiting period in the country — 72 hours. The measure also helps women find abortion alternatives.

The law in question, which takes effect July 1, would require women considering an abortion to visit a crisis pregnancy center before going to an abortion business to get counseling on abortion’s alternatives as well as the risks associated with having one. The idea behind the bill — which goes further than legislation in other states — is to get women tangible pregnancy help and support that they won’t normally find at an abortion center. The counseling would not require any out of pocket expense on behalf of the women considering an abortion.

“I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging consideration of other alternatives,” the Republican governor said in the statement. “I hope that women who are considering an abortion will use this three-day period to make good choices.”

Daugaard said weeks ago he is pro-life and would likely sign the bill into law.

“I am pro-life,” Daugaard told the Rapid City Journal earlier this month. “I’ve read the bill and I’m inclined to sign it, but I want to examine it along with the counsel of others to make sure there’s no unintended consequences that haven’t been identified during the debate.”

Abortion advocates have already said they will file a lawsuit challenging the measure in court, but the governor said in his statement that he has talked with state attorneys who are willing to defend the law and he pointed to a private donor who is willing to finance the state’s costs for defending the law.

About half of the states across the country have a waiting period but typically of 24 hours in length. No other state requires women to visit a pregnancy center beforehand but many give women information about such centers — which provide tangible help for pregnant women...
Second the typical reaction from a pro-abortion feminist blog:
South Dakota continues to distinguish itself as the leader in passing the most restrictive abortions bans in the nation. Mind you, South Dakota only has ONE clinic that provides abortion at all. ONE. Probably not a coincidence considering how difficult lawmakers in the State want to make it for women to get the procedure...Not surprising to see the Governor spouting paternalistic bullshit about women using the three days to “make good choices.”

Fuck you Governor Daugaard for thinking you have any business being involved in our choices. Obviously if it was up to you, we wouldn’t have a choice at all.
And third, a Liberal response that considers the murder of the unborn to be a matter of justice:
Net result? Poor women are denied a choice, once again. Rich girls fly out of state. Good job, Republicans! Keep the poor poor. Barefoot and pregnant, that’s the way it should be.
It is sad how the Left have racially cleansed Margaret Sanger's racist arguments for abortion and replaced them with "justice speak" by expressing their concern about the poor, and the end result is the same. The targeting of minority women to abort their babies which in fact leads to more minority babies being killed by abortion. If Margaret Sanger were alive today she would think her eugenic vision had become a reality. Once again a Liberal notion of "justice" leads to the mass oppression of a class of humanity.

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.