Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Life Links 2/17/09

Bonnie Erbe is a constitutional scholar. Not!!
The ├╝berright has already succeeded in throwing so many obstacles in the path of women trying to end unwanted pregnancies: 24-hour waiting periods, parental consent laws, and so on. Required ultrasounds are a step too far. "Offered" ultrasounds are insulting, too. In my humble opinion, both are completely unconstitutional.
First off, I don't think Erbe has an opinion which is humble. Secondly, imagine the thought process (or lack thereof) of someone who thinks it is unconstitutional to make abortion providers offer to turn the ultrasound screen towards a woman if she wants to see it. How could that be unconstitutional? Does a woman have a constitutional right to an abortion but no right to see an ultrasound? Do abortionists suddenly have the constitutional right to do whatever they want inside their clinic doors? Erbe continues:
Read my lips: Elections have consequences. You lost. Go away.
It's true that Republicans lost elections on the national level but they keep majorities in a number of state legislatures. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to tell state representatives and state senator they lost and to go away when they won their elections, now does it?

In another state legislature where prolifers didn't lose, the North Dakota House has passed a bill (by a vote of 61-31) which would require abortion providers to tell women considering an abortion that, "The abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being."

The Sowetan, a South African newspaper has a three part story on illegal abortions in South Africa. The third part notes that illegal abortion occur in South Africa despite it being legal and funded with tax dollars.
Abortion was legalised in 1997.

Abortions are free at clinics and hospitals around the country.

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