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The Sciences

The South Dakota Rape Checklist

Cosmic VarianceBy Mark TroddenMarch 21, 2006 3:05 AM

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If you're planning on passing through South Dakota, it might be worthwhile brushing up on the credentials some people think you should require to qualify for an abortion. Even if you've been raped, you'll still need one or two small extra things to get over the bar. From NARAL News:

State Sen. Bill Napoli (R-Rapid City) gave this shocking description of the circumstances under which he thinks abortion should still be permissible when he told The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: "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."

That's right: all you loose atheists are asking for it!

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