October 11, 2006

Women Have the Right to Give Birth: Planned Parenthood Stymied

A recent story in the L.A. Times about the abortion ban fight in South Dakota (SD) appears to have flown under the Catholic blogosphere radar. I want to make sure as many people as possible see it: read it here (requires free registration)

Basically, the story says the SD groups (in particular, Leslie Unruh's groups, National Abstinence Clearinghouse and Alpha Center) trying to pass the abortion ban in SD are arguing in the bans favor from the standpoint that abortion is harmful to women and women have the right to give birth: rather then primarily focusing on the fetal rights issue. Apparently, this approach is proving successful. Planned Parenthood (PP) is quoted in the article as saying they are not prepared to respond to this tack.

The reason PP is floundering is that their entire organization is built upon an individuals "rights" to manage his/her fertility, including abortion or birth-if chosen. The opposition has, in effect, silenced PP. How can PP come out and say they don't support an individuals "right" to something PP technically supports and not lose their credibility? If PP responds in the negative won't they openly reveal themselves to really be supporters of abortion, rather then, or over, birth in spite of the individuals choice?

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the SD thing goes through. Roberts, Alito and Scalia may very well not overturn Roe per se, but they could very well modify it in such a way that the legal components would make a lot more sense than the crap invented in 1973.

As much as I hate to think it, Roberts and Alito are probably great jurists loyal to the Constitution first and Catholics second.

October 14, 2006 12:28 PM  

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