Let's leave aside for a minute the question of whether we think abortion is a good thing, and proceed solely on the assumption that right now, it's considered a constitutional right and the law of the land. You've probably heard that South Dakota recently passed a state statute making abortion virtually illegal. Even the right wing has experienced some queasiness at the prospect of outlawing abortion with pretty much no exceptions -- not even where the woman is a victim of rape or incest. Which leads me to Bill Napoli, South Dakota state legislator and fucktard extraordinaire.
Bill Napoli, when asked whether he could envision any possible exception for a ban on abortion, had this to say:
A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.
You can see here how twisted and misogynist Bill Napoli really is. And if you take a look at the actual clip, you can't help but wonder how much of this is a personal fantasy of his, rather than some staid legislative exception.
If you are as skeeved by Bill Napoli as I am, join Candy (whose blog I just stumbled across) in Google Bombing his name. Go to her blog for complete instructions.