ABORTION DEBATE RAGES ON...
Well isn't this just ironic juxtaposition... While officials in Holland open up the debate on whether or not to make abortions in that country MANDATORY for "at risk" women, the South Dakota legislature is getting ready to vote on a bill that would all but outlaw ALL abortions in that state. It doesn't get more different than that. What a great way to expose the true divide between Europe and the U.S. on the topic of the CULTURE OF LIFE. American's fight for a fetus' right to be born, while Europeans prefer to systematically destroy them.
From the NYT:
A health official in the Netherlands has called for a debate on the idea of forced abortion and contraception to deal with what she sees as a crisis of unwanted children.
Alderman Marianne van den Anker of the Leefbaar Rotterdam Party wants specifically to target communities of Antilleans and Arubans where she sees the biggest problems of unwanted children.
From the NYT:
Lawmakers here are preparing to vote on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions in South Dakota, a measure that could become the most sweeping ban approved by any state in more than a decade, those on both sides of the abortion debate say.
If the bill passes a narrowly divided Senate in a vote expected on Wednesday, and is signed by Gov. Michael Rounds, a Republican who opposes abortion, advocates of abortion rights have pledged to challenge it in court immediately — and that is precisely what the bill's supporters have in mind.
Optimistic about the recent changes on the United States Supreme Court, some abortion opponents say they have new hope that a court fight over a ban here could lead to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that made abortion legal around the country.