Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I (heart) SD. Mostly.

Today I am proud to be from South Dakoka.

Ok, I'm always proud to be a SoDak daughter, but today the voters have made my heart sing. (No, I don't live there anymore.) I was so afraid they'd pass the controversial abortion ban... the one that wanted to give doctors 5 years in prision for doing their jobs, while elevating the life (nevermind the health standards they'd force upon some of those babies) of the fetus over the health of the mother at all times. Until she's on death's doorstep, and then, hmmm, better think hard, Doctor.

Proponents of the bill wanted to use SD as an example, to take this law all the way up that long marble stairway of the law in Washington, D.C. They dreamed of using it to overturn Roe v. Wade.

But my peeps stood up for themselves, for their fellow mothers, and for their own human rights. Good for them.

Now if only they'd rejected that stupid constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. There's still work to do. But I'm so glad those annoying ads are over.

Oh, and Democrats and Republicans? STOP CALLING ME. I was going to vote before you each called me 4 times to remind me. Instead, you almost convinced me NOT TO.


Daisy said...

Wisconsin had the same problem with a gay marriage amendment. Nothing on abortion yet -- I hope we keep it safe, legal, and rare. Thanks for the post!

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Anonymous said...

Geesh, yeah the thought of that passing scared me. I'm glad they voted it down. What a crazy week this was with the elections and everything. The next few months should be veeeeery interesting.


Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd say hi as I'm trying to visit and comment on as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can. :)

I agree about the phone calls; it's really annoying when you get two calls for a candidate who is running in a completely different district than the one you live in...