The pregnant perp walk in the pro-life police state


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The current onslaught of

The current onslaught of social conservatism deems that a person's body belongs to the state and the curch, not the individual. The individual does not matter in a theaocratic environment, which we are getting closer to having every year the social conservatives are allowed to run over the laws of logic without a wimper from the opposition.

Ole Blue's picture
Posted by Ole Blue (not verified) on 9 June 2006 - 11:07am
Marching proudly backwards to our future

That's the motto of "The Department of Homeland Decency: Decency Rules and Regulations Manual," a hilarious satire of all this. Kids have to behave. Gays have to stay in the closet. You can only do "it" in the accepted "homeland way." And women have to take great joy in being pregnant over and over again.

I'd say we've marched about two-thirds of the way backwards to our future. We should be there in another couple years.

More of the Dept. of Homeland Decency at

bfranky's picture
Posted by bfranky on 9 June 2006 - 12:44pm

The conclusion that a woman is a "human incubator" is taking it a bit too far. However, it looks like this is a rather peculiar extension of Roe and Casey. It appears that, after viability, the state's interests in protecting life outweigh the woman's interest in "bodily integrity." But that raises the question of why the state did not seek an order to compel the woman to undergo the procedure.

The other thing that is missing in the other post is why the woman did not want to have an emergency C-section. It would be ironic if she didn't want to undergo a C-section due to religious reasons.

El Loco's picture
Posted by El Loco (not verified) on 14 June 2006 - 12:26pm