Wednesday, April 18, 2007So I'm at home sick at the moment, and hadn't really felt like blogging. Then I made the mistake of looking at the NYT and learning the Supreme Court has overturned Roe vs. Wade. While the decision does not explicitly nullify Roe, by upholding the so-called "Partial Birth Abortion Ban" the Court has signaled its willingness to permit restrictions on abortion with no consideration for the life or health of the mother. You heard me right - the federal law our distinguished Court has deigned to approve is without an any exception for the well-being of the mother. This law clearly establishes women's 2nd-class status, reducing them to mere baby-making machines.
We can expect a wave of legislation at the state level levying a host of restrictions on reproductive rights. And with this decision, we have every reason to believe this Court will uphold those laws. Yet one more travesty to lay at the feet of George Bush.
Posted by Arbitrista @ 5:18 PM
I am going to hope against hope you aren't right again.By Wild Eyed Rose, at 6:10 PM
Wait...I'm too cynical for that. We're all doomed.