Monday, March 27, 2006

An Alabama Rapist Rights Bill?

I noticed today that Alabama Legislators Republican Senator Hank Erwin and Representative Nick Williams have each recently introduced a bill to ban abortions except when the life of the mother was in danger. These proposals are similar to legislation banning essentially all abortions that passed in South Dakota last month. They do not include exceptions for rape or incest. Senator Erwin was quoted as saying, “I don’t think you need to penalize the unborn child when something like that happens.” Gudrun Shultz of LifeSite reported

It is unlikely either of the bills will pass this year. Democrat representatives dominate both the Senate and the House. Supporters of the bill are anticipating a growth in Republican control of the Alabama House and Senate in this year’s elections, however, and say they intend to keep working towards a pro-life victory.

“I think you will see in every session from this day forward a South Dakota-type abortion ban bill,” said John Giles, president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama.

A woman's womb will soon be the property of the State of Alabama if these right wing radicals have their way. I want abortion to be legal, safe, and rare but foundationally I am recognizing that a woman has the right to make choices involving her own body. Peace ... or War!