Thursday, June 19, 2008

Quick and Quippy -- Abortion Ban Madness: Do These People Ever Give Up?

There is obviously something in the air—bills that were previously defeated are resurfacing in hopes to restrict abortion to the highest extent possible. Just like in California and Colorado, the anti-choice movement has picked up momentum since the passage and upholding of the Federal Abortion Ban and is now repeatedly introducing bills to ban abortion in individual states, now in Michigan and Arizona.

Michigan – Governer Jennifer Granholm vetoed the abortion ban saying that the ban does not have an exception for the life or health of the woman. Violating Michigan’s ban will constitute the procedure a felony, meaning the doctor performing the procedure can face up to two years in prison or a $50,000 fine. Knowing that doctors are held responsible, many will opt not to perform the procedure, which in many cases will be dangerous to the health of the woman. The Governor’s spokesperson stated that “she’s [Governor Granholm] fully committed to protecting rights and health of pregnant women.” This will be the second time that a similar bill has made its way to the State House. Check out Medical News Today for more information about the Governor’s veto.

Arizona – The Arizona State Senate has passed an anti-choice bill banning certain abortion procedures for women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant. Like Michigan, there was a similar bill that was vetoed in April. The measure is now making its way through the House for final approval and passage.

Knowing that similar bills were unsuccessful in the past, intelligent people would think that the anti-choice movement would accept the fact that there are people that care about women…even if they don’t. Won’t they just quit already?

Does anyone else think that these repeated attempts to pass abortion bans are insane?

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