Friday, February 24, 2006

A bad omen for all American women

Today USAToday ran an article about a ban on abortion that South Dakota is trying to pass. I was absolutely astonished by what I was reading. I mean, can they even try to pass a ban like this, with Roe v. Wade still in place? I guess the idea is probably to pass the ban in South Dakota first, and then use it to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court level. Just the thought gives me the chills. I already have enough problems dealing with my health thanks to the U.S. government, without them taking away my right to govern my own body.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if it gets much worse in this country, I'm moving to Canada. At least there, I'll have guaranteed health care, which, as a diabetic, is probably my most basic need.

Granted, the conservatives are always searching for a way to erode the rights given to women by Roe v. Wade. However, if this attempt begins to pick up speed, I will most certainly get involved, as I'm not going to sit on the sidelines and let the government tell me what I can or can't do with my own reproductive system.

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