South Dakota Governor signs Abortion Law
I'm not going to lie, I am pro-life. However, I will be realistic and say that this law as it stands will go all the way to the US Supreme Court quite possibly to judge on its constitutionality - and I'm fine with that. See the beauty here, is that someone has dared put a limit on abortion. Someone has recognized that abortions are being used as contraceptives rather than emergency procedures. There is no need on the 21st century to have professional women having abortions. We know enough to know about condoms, birth control pills, morning after pill, spermicides, sponges, diaphragms, etc. to know how to use them and how to access them. If you can't afford any of these, well there is always natural family planning....oh right, but who wants to abstain for 7-10 days?
Lack of responsibility is no excuse. The problem today is that everyone wants to have their cake and eat it too. It is time to take charge of our lives, and be responsible adults. If we engage in sexual behavior, let's take the appropriate precautions to avoid a pregnancy. Scary part is that if you didn't avoid the pregnancy then you weren't protected against STD's. Throwing caution to the wind, is more dangerous than people want to admit.
I hope this South Dakota bill, makes the US wake up and smell the coffee on the abortion issue, and makes all state governments take a long hard look at the statistics of who is getting abortions, and tighten the abortion laws.
Abortion is not contraceptive.
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