Time to use our remaining choices: at the bank and voting booth

I don’t even know what to say. What is there to say in response to the ban on abortion signed into law today in South Dakota?

Words have made little difference to those who do not even consider the procedure an option for women who have been raped, or are carrying a relative’s child.

Nice.

There’s something more powerful than words here in ’Murka, and although I too tend to picture a shotgun as I write that, I’m speaking of the single most powerful thing to the genteel citizenry and powerful white men controlling this country: Money.

I’m putting it where my mouth is, and I’d like to urge everyone else to do the same, because, let’s face it, abortion sucks, it’s the last thing anyone wants to happen. But it does. Period. No hearts and flowers, wishing it away or forcing it away.

Start with Planned Parenthood. They’ve been there for my uninsured ass in the past, and it’s always been comforting to know that no matter what I might need in relation to my sexual self — pain relief, condoms, birth control, STD tests, prenatal care or abortion — I can count on them.

I want to make sure the next generation can as well, for whatever care they need.

Anyone delusional enough to think abortion will end if it’s illegal needs a kick in the teeth. It never has, never will, and these dumbasses really need a clue. Each one signs the legislation in the blood of some poor, desperate women as she bleeds to death from a botched back alley abortion. Remember those? Don’t worry, you won’t have to: they’re coming back in fashion.

It’s time to talk through the pure force of funds.

These bastards are hijacking every scrap of free will, free speech and self-determination the citizens of what was, way back in the day, the best country in the world, are barely clinging to.

I’ve had enough, and I’m sick and tired of sitting around talking about things. It doesn’t work on these thugs. Time to get serious and Just. Say. No.

Because, you and I both know that if the daughter of any of those South Dakotan bastards came home knocked up she’d be secretly whisked into the operating room of some MD for an abortion faster than you can say “amen.”

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5 comments

  1. Angie · February 26, 2006

    Damn. And that’s what women in S.D. have to look forward to. Just lovely. Makes you proud to be an american huh? (sighs)

  2. Antonella · February 27, 2006

    Hi E.I found your blog on Phillywriters.net and I loved it at first sight.This post on SD ban on abortion is one of the strongest and most powerful of the many I’ve read. It made me feel as I HAD to give a donation to Planned Parenthood on the spot.Antonella

  3. haengbok · March 2, 2006

    I’m going to give to Planned Parenthood right now. You’re absolutely right.

  4. Karin · March 2, 2006

    Oh my god, that picture is awful.The whole ban just seems so illogical. I feel like I’m from Mars.

  5. Beth Z. · March 3, 2006

    I just gave $25 — and I joined the National Organization of Women yesterday. I have been quiet too long.

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