Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Politics: With Dems like this, who needs the GOP?

Gov. Kathleen Blanco was expected to sign a strict abortion ban into law after the Senate on Monday gave the measure final legislative approval...

Under the measure, doctors found guilty of performing abortions would face up to 10 years in prison and fines of $100,000.

Originally, the bill would have allowed abortions only to save the life of the mother, with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. The House added a provision to allow abortions in cases where the mother's health faces permanent harm.
That's a pretty weak "provision." Does that include mental health? Now, maybe Blanco just doesn't want to lose her job and is banking that Roe will be upheld by the Roberts court relatively intact. Obviously a democrat in a red state has to choose her battles, and the abortion fight is not one that she could win--she'd simply be voted out next term along with pro-lifers in the state senate, and the whole state would be mired in the conservative swamp.

But all those apologetics don't particularly make me think Blanco isn't a pretty disgusting politico right now.

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