I write about abortion quite a bit on this blog because A, I feel very passionately about this subject, and 2, because I cannot believe how far the anti-choice movement continues to go in the legal arena. Every time I think the zealots have gone as far as they can, they move the line a few more feet to the side of intolerance.
The latest blow comes in this New York Times article, which reveals that in Mississippi, Ohio, Florida and other states, a new “personhood” movement is afoot and gaining traction.
The most extreme of these laws on the ballot this year is in Mississippi, where all abortions, no matter the situation, would be banned since legally now, if this amendment passes, a fertilized human egg would be considered a legal person. Which means that any woman choosing to undergo an abortion would be committing murder, and she would be subject to criminal prosecution.
Absolutely, positively, 100 percent disgusting. And yet BOTH major party candidates for governor in that backwards-ass state have endorsed the amendment.
Can’t tell you how revolting this is. A woman who is raped and gets pregnant has an abortion, and then is arrested for the act and faces life in prison.
I know, I know, there’s no way that this kind of a law Mississippi is considering would hold up in court.
But once again, little by little, women’s rights continue to get trampled on. And the extreme right wing pushes the needle just a little farther toward insanity and intolerance.
**Speaking of pregnancy, this joke about Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys cracked me up. Those of you who follow the NFL will certainly appreciate it:
“Tony Romo’s wife is pregnant. I have no doubt he’ll be a great husband for the first two trimesters.”
**The other day I showed you a horrible Herman Cain ad. Now, for the other side of the coin, THIS is how you do a political ad. It’s for San Francisco mayor Ed Lee.