Saturday, March 25, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
To all the women who may be reading this, I want you to take your hand, place it over where approximately your uterus is. Now, if you live in South Dakota, that's not yours. That body part, that is nested in your body, belongs to Sen. Bill Napoli (R-Rapid City).
Senator Napoli took the moral problems that South Dakotan women were facing and helped them through the decision by banning abortion all together. UNLESS (unless) it's threatening to the woman's life. Sen. Napoli said that he might consider rape or incest a life-threatening problem, but only if the girl was a nice church girl. Don't believe me?
"A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl, could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life." - Sen. Napoli
Booyah. The man is a Class A example of "Pro-Life." He wants to make sure that women's problems are his choice. Men choosing for women. Why does that sound like something out of pre WWI America? Huh.
The question over the abortion issue at the moment, is not whether or not that under-developed, wall of cells should be considered a human life (even though a baby taken out during the first trimester, when abortion's legal, doesn't have fully developed organs, a spinal cord, isn't capable of thought and such) or whether woman should be able to choose what's done with their body. The main problem is, that a man decided this for the women of South Dakota. If this was made illegal by a council of all women, I'd still be against them outlawing it, but I'd be somewhat supportive that it was made by the people who it would effect.
In all honesty, abortion needs to be kept legal, no matter what a council or voters decide. As long as you still have people that want it, it should be legal. This isn't like a new tax, where it effects everyone. An abortion effects the one woman (and if you want to include the fetus, then that too). It should always be open as a form of population control and a way to stop more unwanted children from being brought into the world. Also, it gives us stem cells.
However, some people that helped make the anti-reproductive rights law in South Dakota also want it to be illegal for women to buy contraceptives. So, now women can't buy sexual protection, could get pregnant, then, even if they know they can't properly raise the child, they still have to have it. "Well, why not an adoption?" harks the conservatives. Sure! Adoptions a great choice! But.... Keep in mind that these same people (Conservatives) don't want gays, bisexual, and transgender parents to adopt. So, when your child's out on the adoption floor and two wonderful, loving, caring and good men come in who want to adopt your child, and then a husband and wife, who are mediocre parents, but the only other ones willing to adopt come in, well... Guess who gets a good round of Sunday beatings for the next eighteen years?
I'm hoping some of the women and intelligent men in South Dakota can petition the Senators and get their voices out. If this doesn't work, then I'm in full support of doing more things to get the right way set. No, I don't mean protesting, because I'm putting that under petition. If these fail, then people need to regain their rights by a little more militant ways.
I'm not promoting an attack on anyone, but sometimes, you have to fight for your rights.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
"The Things I Thought Were Wrong" by Katie O'Conner
A world of hate
A world of greed
A world of pride
With countries striving for power
I always thought they said not to have "cliques"
When here are countries grouping together
Never siding with one another
I always thought violence is bad
But here we are fighting each other
Killing our citizens
But its alright that they died,
Because they fought for out country?
I always thought we should forgive one another
Feuds start and they end
Often in violence
But isn't the past is the past,
Shouldn't wefocus a little more of the future?
This world is getting worst
History repeats because of silly mistakes
And we're all like technology
A very close friend of mine sent this to me. It's something she wrote. It was too beautiful not to share, but sadly, all too true.
Thank you for the lovely poem, Katie.