Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Indiana's waiting game

The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the state's abortion waiting-period law which requires women seeking an abortion to receive in-person counseling about medical risks and alternatives.

The court, in a 4-1 vote, ruled that opponents of the 1995 law could not pursue their lawsuit on the grounds that privacy is a core right under the state constitution that extends to women seeking to end their pregnancies.

The court said such a challenge would fail because the law "does not impose a material burden on any right to privacy or abortion that may be provided or protected" under the state constitution.

No burden on a woman's right to privacy. Guess reading through her medical files by state agents would also be no burden. Now if the woman was "smart" enough to want to make war and not love she'd have no problem since there is no waiting period to buy a gun in Indiana. If men got pregnant and woman bought guns I'm sure the laws would be reversed. Men are about instant gratification which is actually how the unwanted pregnancy probably happened in the first place. It's just that in Indiana being able to buy a gun in without waiting is more of birthright than the rights of women who don't want to give birth. And who better than five men on Indiana's Supreme Court to decide on all this?

So the moral of this story is buy a gun but keep it firmly holstered in your pants.


Blogger phinky said...

Like making a woman wait is going to make her change her mind.
So taking off a few extra days from work, finding someone to watch your kids, and driving for hours back and forth from the clinic, and paying for a hotel room is not an undue burden?
I guess driving all over town to get your emergency contraceptive prescription filled by a pharmacist who is not a religious fanatic is not an undue burden either.
I guess going through a full pregnancy and countless hours of labor to bear the child of the man who raped you is not an undue burden.
I guess dying because of whatever complication of a pregnancy could kill you is not an undue burden.
Gee, I just think the good justices in Indiana don't understand what an undue burden is.

7:52 AM  

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