Tuesday, November 11, 2003
If you look below, you can see a thing about Bush's new abortion ban.
I am quite displeased at this bill. Here is why (respectfully stolen from the NARAL site. I don't think they'll mind. You steal it, too.)
The bill is dangerous for women's health.
The President and his allies would not even allow an exception to protect women's health - even though the Supreme Court says one is constitutionally required.
It means that a doctor could go to jail for putting patients' health first, even if a woman's health or future fertility is at risk.
The law is designed to erode the protections of Roe v. Wade.
Over the eight years since it was first introduced, bill proponents have plainly stated that it is but one step toward their ultimate goal - eliminating the right to choose entirely.
One well-known anti-choice leader, Randall Terry of the infamous Operation Rescue, recently described the bill as "a political scam and a public relations goldmine."
These bans are deceptive.
Claims that this only affects a specific procedure or only late-term abortions are wrong. This is a broad ban that covers a range of procedures used as early as 12 or 13 weeks of pregnancy.
President Bush will soon become the first President in history to criminalize safe medical procedures.
This is the first federal law since Roe v. Wade criminalizing abortion procedures.
There is widespread opposition to these bans.
Respected health organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Women's Association, the American Nurses Association and the American Public Health Association do not support these bans.
A solid majority of Americans opposes these bans. According to a recent ABC News poll, 61% of Americans oppose a ban on procedures without a health exception.
Right. Well. I put the link and image here on my own blog, but thought that wasn't enough. If any of you would like to also have the link and image on your site or blog, I went ahead and uploaded all the information and images, along with instructions on how to get it to your site, on my own server. You can use my server space for the images. Just go here to find out how.
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