It sounds to me like South Dakota is being run by Catholic, which I, being a conservative Catholic, am fine with. Yesterday, SD’s governor signed a bill that is going to go to the Supreme Court. There’s no getting aound that. There is no way that Planned Parenthood is not going to challenge it. It’s going to end up a big deal and will reopen everything Roe v. Wade dealt with over 30 years ago. I seriously hope the bill can stand and SD can win, but you’ve got to be realistic. (sidenote: did you know that Mississippi only has one abortion clinic left in the whole state??) Being a Catholic, I don’t agree with abortion. I believe that “fetus” is a person and not just “a part of the woman’s body.” People always want to use rape as a reason for abortion, saying that if they bear the child, he will be a constant reminder of the rape. You’re going to be constantly reminded of it regardless, not just because of a child. I have a close friend who was raped and it is still something that affects her daily. A woman who becomes pregnant because of a rape will not abort that child and then just be ok.
On top of that, who are you to kill an innocent child just because it is inconvenient for you or because you are afraid of the judgements or consequences their life will cause. Maybe that’s something you should have thought about before you decided to have sex. If you’re having sex, you need to be aware of the possibility of concieving a real, living person whose life is an immediate reflection of your actions.
I fully support a woman’s right to make a choice about her own body. Completely. An unborn child, however, is not a part of the woman’s body. Think about it: when a woman is pregnant, her baby can get the hiccups while she doesn’t have them, her baby can feel pain, her baby can respond to sound. Someone has to stand up for the protection of the lives of these children who can not speak for themselves and I am glad people are willing to do it. I also fully support South Dakota and their governor. I’ll be praying for you and your bill when it goes to the Supreme Court.