A bad omen for all American women

By Katharine Swan On Friday, February 24, 2006 At 3:56 PM

Today USAToday ran an article about a ban on abortion that South Dakota is trying to pass. I was absolutely astonished by what I was reading. I mean, can they even try to pass a ban like this, with Roe v. Wade still in place? I guess the idea is probably to pass the ban in South Dakota first, and then use it to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court level. Just the thought gives me the chills. I already have enough problems dealing with my health thanks to the U.S. government, without them taking away my right to govern my own body.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if it gets much worse in this country, I'm moving to Canada. At least there, I'll have guaranteed health care, which, as a diabetic, is probably my most basic need.

Granted, the conservatives are always searching for a way to erode the rights given to women by Roe v. Wade. However, if this attempt begins to pick up speed, I will most certainly get involved, as I'm not going to sit on the sidelines and let the government tell me what I can or can't do with my own reproductive system.

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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