Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

First it was South Dakota's General Assembly who figured women didn't need any rights. Now it appears that Mississippi legislators want to make sure their female citizens know they do not have a right to privacy:

Proposes an amendment to Mississippi's constitution declaring that the state constitution does not protect the right to choose.

I fear this will not bode well for Virginia next term as we're typically a red state and have to fight for every inch we get to begin with, though the appeals court did find that limiting abortion after 12 weeks without a health exception (as set forth by Roe) was unconstitutional.

A federal appellate court affirmed a district court decision that Virginia's ban on abortion as early as the 12th week of pregnancy that lacks any exception to protect a woman's health — a ban almost identical to the Federal Abortion Ban — is unconstitutional and unenforceable. This case follows an earlier case, in which federal courts struck down a nearly identical ban that Virginia enacted in 1998. In 2003, legislators repealed that ban and replaced it with the current ban.
I'm not even going to get into the "watch the video of your rape or go to jail" case or Utah's stance that incest does not give a minor woman the right to an abortion. 'Cause you know, in the case of incest, the young woman asked to be raped by her father/brother/uncle(s) so she should suffer the consequences. As for both, the men who get to be in charge of deciding a woman's guilt need to grow a few cells of empathy for a change.

Or be reincarnated as women, sexy, young desireable ones at that.