Today the North Dakota legislature, in typical form; once again took steps to regress our state back to the 40’s and 50’s.
Being a raging liberal, people are often shocked to learn I’m not pro-choice, end of discussion. This issue is infinitely more complex.
You see, I share life with someone whose birth mother could not care for him and gave him to two of the most wonderful parents a child could ever have. I also have two sisters-in-law who could not be more my sisters than if we were born as triplets.
And I have a bunch of cousins who were given very good lives by aunts and uncles who could have children biologically.
All that being said, where the problem lies is that once again, the party of ‘Less Government’ is forcing its point of view in the most invasive and personal way possible.
Insisting their religious views be adhered to by women in crisis situations, and removing the option of safe and legal medical procedures from them.
And as is often the case of conservatives, they address the symptom of a problem (abortion) rather than the REAL problem (unplanned pregnancy).
What smacks of hypocrisy is that I’m confident the same individuals who are forcing their agenda down the throats of everyone (fun I get to use that putrid phrase for once) are probably the same ones who flexed Republican muscle to stop the recent research and education grant awarded to NDSU for the purpose of providing comprehensive sex and life skills education to at risk youth whose parents authorized it.
Here’s the deal ND legislature: the citizens of ND are perfectly capable of deciding which legal medical options are best for them in certain situations. We’re also capable of deciding who we wish to commit our lives to. These decisions belong to individuals, and not uptight religious fundamentalists.
You need to stop obsessing with anything that involves human sexuality, and start focusing on the business of managing our state.
Today’s Gay Agenda: Rolling my eyes that those who whine about ‘the nanny state’ have made it more so than ever.