from safe, legal, and rare to unsafe, illegal and for the wealthy

I’ve said it before, but if you want ’em you’d better get your abortions now, while you can. It’s not even a month after Alito’s swearing in, and the first domino has already fallen. The South Dakota Senate just voted to approve legislation that would make almost all abortions illegal, an action that will undoubetedly bring Roe v. Wade back in front of the Supreme Court. More troubling than that, however, is the belief by many that if the high court does reverse Roe v. Wade as the law of the land, that the decision as to the legality of abortion will not revert back to the states, as had been the case prior to Roe. According to this school of thought, the moment Roe is overturned, the Congress will seize the opportunity to make abortion illegal throughout the United States. (Clearly that wouldn’t be an enormous problem for women of means, who could travel to Canada, or elsewhere, but it would substantially effect the lives and civil rights of millions.)

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  1. Ted Glass
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Time to invest in Canadian abortion houses.

  2. Stella Magdalen
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I’d say let’s boycott South Dakota or do something similar, but I can not think of anyone who has ever been there or anything that comes from there.
    What do they do there? Who are these people? I’m completely in the dark, any illumination on this?

  3. schutzman
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Stella, the only thing I know about either Dakota is that the Northern one has an Ypsilanti, which, as we all know, probably isn’t worth much.

  4. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Let’s vote and break the country in half already. Let’s just get this over with.

  5. chris
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    What do we do with Ohio if we are going to use a North South demarcation?

  6. schutzman
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Ohio stays on our side, Chris. We’ll need their prehistoric earthworks to signal the aliens eventually.

    Also, the people of Michigan could never bear the sadness of losing toledo a second time.

  7. chris
    Posted February 24, 2006 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    OK, Schutzman ‘splain. Prehistoric earthworks and losing Toledo?

  8. Shanster
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    May I take on the Toledo question, Brett? I have no idea bout prehistoric earthworks…Michigan lost Toledo to Ohio after the bloodless “Toledo War”, AKA ‘Michigan-Ohio War.’ The militias of both states went to the area, but never found each other in the swamps. The Feds granted us the western 2/3 of the UP. At least for now we are still allowed to visit Toledo and enjoy their animal prison and excellent art museum.

  9. It's Skinner Again
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    And for the Hopewell earthworks:

    I hope this keeps your minds off Cheney’s package, if only for a fleeting moment.

  10. mark
    Posted February 25, 2006 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Anyone up for initiating a flashmob to build a giant earthwork depicting Cheney’s engorged member?

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