Wednesday, March 08, 2006

It's already happening here

In Mexico, a woman won a legal settlement after being denied the right to an abortion after being raped at the age 13. Under Mexican law, only rape victims or those whose lives are in danger are allowed to have abortions. LA Times:

"Many pregnant rape victims are essentially assaulted twice," [Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch] said, "first by their rapist and second by public officials who ignore them, insult them and deny them their right to a legal abortion."Investigators from Human Rights Watch cited the case of a 25-year-old Mexico City woman told by health workers to order a coffin and call a hearse to take away her aborted fetus.

Human Rights Watch investigators also interviewed a 16-year-old girl in the central state of Guanajuato who was repeatedly raped by her father. She begged authorities to allow her to have an abortion but was denied."I want to declare that I don't want to have the child that I am expecting," she said, according to court documents quoted in the report. "Because it is my father's, I will not be able to love it."

Hey there, USA, wipe that smug look off your face. Think it can't happen here? Think Again. Broadsheet:

During a segment about South Dakota's bill to ban most abortions, which offers no exceptions for cases of rape or incest unless the pregnant woman's life is in danger, state Sen. Bill Napoli (R) was asked if he could conceive of a scenario in which the exception might be invoked. Indeed he could. "A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged," he said. "The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life."

So even mental charity cases like Napoli admit that in some instances, like the one above that he probably saw in some porno that he keeps locked in a box under his bed and takes out when the wife is out of town and the children are asleep and that he watches over and over while he beats off to the anal rape part but he can't cum because what if god is watching him, and it's all their fault anyway, those dirty whore women who tempt him with their dirty whore bodies and make him sin against god, it's their fault that he is a sinner, and they must be controlled in any way he can, they must be controlled, ahhhhhhhhh...even Napoli admits that in some cases, abortion is a reasonable option. It's just that he wants to be the one that says when. He wants to be the one to decide. Not the woman. Him.


Jess said...

HAH! Have you ever heard the Bill Hicks bit w/ Rush Limbaugh? Your post reminded me of it. I think it's one of his funniest bits, so here it is for your amusement (sorry if it's long and/or gross. Hey! That's what HE said!):

Speaking of Satan, I was watching Rush Limbaugh the other day. Doesn't Rush Limbaugh remind you of one of those gay guys who likes to lay in a tub while other men pee on him? Am I the only one? Can't you see his fat body in a tub while Reagan, Quayle and Bush just stand around pissing on him? His little piggly wiggly dick can't get hard, 'Uhh... uhh...I can't get hard. Reagan, pee in my mouth!' He still can't get hard, so Barbara Bush comes in. She takes off her pearls, and undoes her girdle. Her wrinkled, flaccid labia unfurls half way to her knees, like some ball-less scrotum. Barbara walks over, squats over his face, and squeezes out a link into his mouth. Finally, his tiny dick gets half-way hard. 'Oooh!' A little bubble forms on the end of his dick, with a little demon maggot inside. The demon maggot pops the bubble, and goes off to join a pro-life group somewhere.

Melissa said...

I am really scared for this country right now. Really. Scared. I don't care if the bill doesn't get past the Supreme Court and does get blown out of the water. Just the fact that these people exist and are IN CHARGE OF OUR COUNTRY AND LEGAL RIGHTS scares the fucking shit out of me.

Monster said...

You're so right about this:
"It's just that he wants to be the one that says when. He wants to be the one to decide. Not the woman. Him."

Never before has one side of an argument been so blatently obviously true. I'm scared, too... but I'm less afraid of the old men running the show and more afraid of the rest of us who swallow it.

vikkitikkitavi said...

God, I love Bill Hicks, and I miss his ass, too. He would have made the scary scary BushCo era a little easier to bear.