Friday, March 10, 2006

South Dakota

You may or may not have noticed(my money's on may not) that I haven't written an entry dedicated to what's happened in South Dakota.

It's not for lack of trying. I haven't lived that long, and I'm not sure how to articulate how I feel about it.

I think the best way to sum up this whole thing would be: HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

My generation of American women, I believe, have taken Roe vs. Wade as a given, that abortion would always be legal and safe(not easy to get, maybe, but always legal and safe). We didn't listen to the older feminists- the ones who were running around telling us that this might happen- no, that this would happen. I, an uber-feminist myself, thought it was a case of chicken little screaming about the sky falling. Sure, maybe a couple of restrictions here or there, but nothing too big...

Wrong. I was wrong. We were wrong. We took our right to an abortion for granted, and now...not all of us have that right anymore.

I'm not sure what else to say, except to apologize to my fellow pro-choicers, for not believing them. I'm sorry.


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