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10 March 2006 @ 02:42 pm
The terrifying shape of things to come?  
We thought the Handmaid's Tale was fiction? Maybe not in South Dakota:

Molly Ivins--Abortion Rights Go South
Sir Ted of Teddingtoneastbayted on March 10th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I'm rather I surprised I haven't seen more outrage about South Dakota's move amongst my LJ friends, or anywhere, really. Some people seem completely unaware of what's going on.

I do think that South Dakota has shot itself in the foot by taking its attack on abortion too far. From what I've read, this law doesn't even take into consideration instances of rape or incest, and some argue that even protecting a mother's health is no longer protected. I really can't see the Supreme Court -- even if it is now more right-leaning -- saying this law is constitutional. I sure hope I'm not being too optimistic.
crushednchurned on March 11th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Interesting that she has to be a virgin, terribly ravaged and sodomized. Lord knows a non-virgin that only gets moderately sodomized deserves her lot.
Tapatitapati on March 12th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
With the hymen often being affected by tampons, I don't know how they really verify who was a virgin prior to rape or not. Or what that has to do with how traumatic it was to be raped.
crushednchurned on March 13th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Under all that political malarcky, all that man means is that women who are virgins have some worth and women who are not virgins have none. Specifically, that virgins will be traumatized and women who have sexual experience would somehow not be traumatized by a violent rape. The women with sexual experience are sluts that want to be raped? They must like it, right? At least somewhere deep down. That's his rationale. On the other hand, he may be throwing the virgin factor into the picture just for the sake of abstinence advocacy. It all sounds very barbaric to me, anyhow.