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A Cruel Reality

I just don’t know what to say about South Dakota right now. Of course, i’m very disturbed to read about what’s going on in that state regarding abortion rights (and I suspect they’re not to keen on the fags, either). But I can’t believe how sweeping their legislation is. I mean, they’re law would ban abortions even in the case of rape or incest.

And that, to me, is just vile. Not only would a woman have to deal with the mental trauma of re-living the incident…she’d potentially have to carry the assailants baby for 9 months. I can’t imagine a worse punishment for being an innocent victim.

Of course, I want to be upset about how this whole thing transpired. it seems that they waited just until they Supreme Court sufficiently had swung to the right before pushing this thing through. The Governor even admits that he plans on this being brought to the Supreme Court so that his views (his state’s view) can end up becoming national law. Gee, here’s Bush bitching about “activist judges” in Massachusetts when the rest of the country seems chock full of “activist politicians” pushing the religious-right’s agenda on the rest of the country. But apparently that’s OK – as long as the activists on on his side.

But I can’t be upset because if the country had swung left in recent years, I’m sure that more liberal issues would be forced into the Supreme Court. The democrats would have done the same thing with any of their issues. It’s the way life is.

I just hate the current circumstances.

And then there’s the Solomon Amendment ruling yesterday by the Supreme Court . Personally, I understand the court’s stance on this one (thought I don’t like it). It’s rather hypocritical of us to expect them to give colleges millions of dollars and then not allow them to recruit on campus. But wouldn’t it be easier to just let gays and lesbians into the military in the first place?

Adding insult to injury, my brother just called me this morning to say that my sister-in-law is in the hospital. I had trouble understanding her symptoms, but she’s apparently in a lot of pain…but in her face/head/ear. This is new to me since her normal issues are gastro-intestinal – but it’s apparently all related to thoe Mitochondrial Disease.

Other than that, class went well last night – though we didn’t get our papers back. I hate waiting – I’m so impatient. The professor said they’ll be ready next week. At the rate this country’s going, though, by next week it’ll probably be illegal to be so impatient. I’m sure those activist judges could compare it to one of the seven deadly sins (greed?) and my next blog posting will be from a prison cell.

Wish me luck.

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