I appreciate and support Constance Johnson‘s point in her explanation of her “spilled semen” amendment to OK’s personhood bill. I especially like:
“Finally, this amendment seeks to draw humorous attention to the hypocrisy and inconsistency of this proposal – from the Republican perspective of down-sized government and less government intrusion into people’s private affairs.”
She makes a very salient point with this. It’s something that I often wonder about, and that I address in one of my upcoming posts.
I don’t want to launch into a defense of abortion rights and women’s right, but I do want to bring up one point. How can so many people be anti-choice when we know from both history and from occurrences in other countries that making abortion illegal, more than anything, puts the health of women at risk? How can anyone who has seen Dirty Dancing or known about back alley abortions think that making abortion illegal is a good idea?