Sunday, June 18, 2006

Yet another Democrat disappoints

But this time it's the female Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, who has signed into law a ban on all abortions except in the case of a mothers health. It's one very similar to South Dakota's law.

I am not going to even try to hide my immense disappoint that a female Governor would ban something so important as legal abortion when she's old enough to remember it being illegal the first time. I find this a metaphorical slap in the face if you will.

Louisiana Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco signed into law a ban on most abortions, which would be triggered if the U.S. Supreme Court' overturns its 1973 ruling legalizing the procedure, a spokesman said on Saturday.
This is just sad that a woman who may or may not have needed the procedure at some point in her life (and her daughter's still might, if she has any) has passed a total ban, thus thrusting Blanco, in my opinion, onto the same side with Conservative Republicans.

I have known for some time that the men of the Democratic Party don't find women's rights issues important enough to include or stand up for, but I have to say I never thought it would be a woman joinging with them.

As for this:
"The central provision of the bill supports and reflects my personal beliefs," she [Blanco] said in a statement, adding she had hoped for legislation with exceptions for rape and incest.
Why didn't she use her Governor-like powers and veto it, sending it back to the committees which drafted it, demanding they include a provision for rape/incest or she wasn't going to pass it?