Women Under Attack in America
Women came under attack today in America. Cindy Sheehan was physically assaulted when she and three other women were arrested during a demonstration in front of the United Nations demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Photos show security officers dragging Sheehan, with her shirt yanked up, her face contorted in pain. We Americans should hang our heads in shame at the way our representatives have treated this Angel of Peace, our very own American Gandhi, as the Perma-War that killed her son and so many, many others, rages on.
Also today, South Dakota’s Governor. Mike Rounds signed draconian legislation making it a crime in South Dakota for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure is necessary to save the woman’s life. It makes no exception if the woman is sick, or for cases of rape or incest.
“In the history of the world, the true test of a civilization is how well people treat the most vulnerable and most helpless in their society,” Rounds said. “The sponsors and supporters of this bill believe that abortion is wrong because unborn children are the most vulnerable and most helpless persons in our society. I agree with them.”
Well, I agree with Gov. Rounds that one good ethics test is how we treat our “most vulnerable and most helpless persons.” I just don’t think that a fetus is a “person,” let alone a member of “our society.” On the other hand, there are truly “vulnerable, helpless” people in South Dakota that could sure use Gov. Rounds’ largesse.. For instance, how about all the unwanted, poverty-stricken children whose mothers were intimidated into having them against their better judgment? If the Guv has his way, there will be more of these children in South Dakota, children of rape, incest, fear, force. And will Gov. Rounds provide them with hot meals, loving supervision and a college education? Ha!
Not a chance. Because the War on Abortion feeds the Perma-War. The more unwanted American children we have with few career prospects, the more cannon fodder we raise for the so-called volunteer U.S. Military.
It’s a sad state we live in when we force women to be mothers against their wills, and then beat a mother grieving for her dead child when she was only trying to prevent other mothers from losing theirs.