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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Overstep

The federal House of Representatives passed H.R. 748 - The Child Interstate Notification Act today by a vote of 270-157, in yet another move to block access to perfectly legal abortion services. Legal Fiction has a chilling fictional piece that could very soon mirror actual events:

At trial, the defense attorneys pointed out that the father had, on occasion, physically abused his daughters when he lost his temper and had repeatedly warned them about becoming pregnant. “I was just so scared for her,” Jane testified with a wavering voice, “I wanted her to go to college like I did.” Jane added that her father would never have paid for her sister’s education if he discovered that she was pregnant. “I didn’t want to break the law, I just wanted to help my little sister.”

Dr. Smith was less contrite. “I did it, and I’d do it again,” he noted calmly as he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. “This is the United States, not Saudi Arabia. And I don’t think it’s right for the state to force themselves into people’s private lives in the name of one group of people’s religious views. The government is sending me to jail for serving the needs of my patient.”
Read the rest here.

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