This doesn’t have anything to do with gay and lesbian rights, but I just spent a bit of time in my class today talking about reproductive rights and women in the U.S. I brought up the proposed law from South Dakota in 2006 that would have banned abortions in nearly all cases. The Republican leadership had hoped that it would be challenged in court, taken all the way to the Supreme Court and eventually having Roe v. Wade overturned. To their surprised, they weren’t sued. The people of South Dakota voted on this, and overturned the law.
But get this—the prime sponsor of the South Dakota law, Republican Ted Klaudt, has been charged with multiple counts of raping and molesting his foster daughters. Here is a picture of this horrible, horrible bastard:
So here is the man who wanted to prevent all women from getting abortions, even in the case of incest and rape–both of which he is accused of (well, maybe incest doesn’t quite fit since I am not sure how a foster daughter is legally related to this guy). But there you go. He was also involved in strengthening the laws to protect children from pedophiles and so on.
Once again, this is a prime example of Republican hypocrisy. It is also a prime example of someone who screams the loudest about something is because they have something to hide.
I wonder if South Dakota has the death penalty for such horrible crimes?
By the way, there is part of that legislation that this
pig guy sponsored (I wonder if he was worried that his repeated raping of these girls would result in abortions of his own children, so he decided to stop them before that occurred???):
No person may knowingly administer to, prescribe for, or procure for, or sell to any pregnant woman any medicine, drug, or other substance with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being. No person may knowingly use or employ any instrument or procedure upon a pregnant woman with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being.
Any violation of this section is a Class 5 felony.