President Bush was supported and promoted by the Religious Right to achieve one objective and one objective only: To reverse Roe vs. Wade. Bush probably begged O'Connor to hold out into his second term to resign so he could replace her without having to jeopardize his re-election to a second term.
I am not a "pro-abortion" person. I don't sit around thinking that every woman should approach an unwanted pregnancy by running to the nearest clinic and have it removed. I'm aware that women do this, I'm not saying I promote abortion.
I am all about a woman having complete and total control over her own body. This is absolutely no one's business except hers and her doctor's. Bush has made it very clear that not only does he not agree with this thinking, he is going to do everything within his power to make sure the law steps in. It's like he's saying, you can make a lot of your own decisions little missy, but this big one doesn't belong to you. We're going to make sure that the only way out is to carry that baby to term, whether you like it or not. You do not matter here; you've stopped being and independent woman and are now a baby factory.
And what's worse is that the way South Dakota is framing the law is this. It's the doctor that would go to prison, not the woman. Why? Because they know she would risk prison for this right, it's so extremely personal. But a doctor would less likely be willing to go to jail for a stranger. So, they'll make it illegal to perform an abortion becuase if he is arrested, he cannot contest it on the grounds that she has the right to have one. A doctor would have to contest that he has the right to perform one which might be more difficult to win. I'm not an attorney but that is how I understand it would work.
I have for so long supported and loved Condoleeza Rice, but you know, she has supported Bush without a second thought. I can't vote for a woman who would not turn the other way from someone who has worked so feverishly, singlemindedly and forcibly to do this to women. What is it Bush says? You are either with us or against us.
When I look at Hillary, I suddenly realize that she is not manipulated by the religious right. She's not even manipulated by her own party. I don't think she is manipulated by any particular group. I do believe both she and Bill are owed a lot of favors by many many various people. Bill has more pull than any other Democratic figure. People will work to get her elected for a variety of reasons.
Who's pocket is she in, really? And who's in her pocket?