Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Penguins and politicians.

I saw that penguin movie today, and was not impressed. I just don't think it was very well made. There were opportunities to teach us more that were just skipped over. And why was this not just another Discovery Channel special?

So South Dakota banned abortion. Even in cases of incest or rape. Of course their intention is for the law to be challenged in court, and eventually the case will end up in front of the newly remodeled Supreme Court. It doesn't take a high school graduate like me to figure that one out. But they also snuck in something kinda clever. Knowing that defending the legal challenge to their new ban will cost some cash, South Dakota state government also passed a law making it alright to donate money to a state legal fund. That means all the private anti-abortion groups and their deep pockets can easily fund this attack on Roe. Pretty sneaky.

2 Comments:

Anonymous J-Ho said...

I'm working on a grant application right now, and the new federal guidelines to get grant money from the CDC require that we base our HIV interventions on the "ABC Model." ABC=Abstinence, then monogamy, then consistent condom use. The govt. seriously wants me to look gay men in the eye and tell them to be abstinent. At least they won't need an abortion for all those unintended pregnancies.

5:06 PM  
Blogger josh said...

ABC.
Easy as 123.
Yeah, like your job isn't hard enough without the government getting in your way. I heard a highschool student on the radio the other day talking about how HE doesn't think condoms are effective. For anything. Wonder where he got that idea?

3:53 PM  

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