On the SD Abortion Ban

By on Oct 10, 2008 in Politics

Feministing posted this news story on the new South Dakota Abortion Ban. Watch it, then read. I want to point out a couple things: Of the two women from the anti-abortion group, both were motivated by regret for their own abortions. One of them said: “… most women do not weigh all of the true decisions that need to be made.” Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, often considered a swing vote, was brought up. Some argue that he will vote in favor of overturning Roe v Wade by citing his brief in the late term abortion case in which he states “some women come to regret their decision.” All of these arguments effectively boil down to this: women cannot be trusted to make a responsible decision. I think this is incredibly condescending and offensive to all women not to mention fundamentally un-American. Democracy is based on the premise that as a society we trust...