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Was being raped part of God’s plan?  Apparently Sharron Angle, the Republican nominee of the Nevada Senate fervently believes so.  The pro-choice, pro-life debate is an ongoing issue that politicians battle with in order to sway voters, but it is an issue that cannot be resolved in an absolutist sense. Not only is Sharron Angle pushing her religious agenda, granted this country was founded on the concept of religious freedom, but her stance on abortion appears to be grossly decontextualized.  

The transcript of a radio interview with Bill Mander reads:

Manders: I, too, am pro life but I’m also pro choice, do you understand what I mean when I say that.

Angle: I’m pro responsible choice. There is choice to abstain choice to do contraception. There are all kind of good choices.

Manders: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?

Angle: Not in my book.

NEXT PAGE: PLANNED PARENTHOOD FIGHTS ANTI-CHOICE LAW

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Rubbing salt into the wounds of victims of sexual assault and violence, on July 15th an anti-choice law will go into effect in Nebraska.  Fortunately Planned Parenthood of Heartland is fighting this case and filed a lawsuit.  This law will hold doctors responsible for deciding whether or not a woman can have access to abortion.  The process would require that women be screened for external pressures influencing them to terminate the fetus as well as risk factors such as psychological, physical, socio economic, racial, external mentioned in peer reviewed journals in that year.  This leaves the ‘informed consent’ up to the doctors although they are to remain objective, that notion is romantic at best.  

Planned Parenthood says, ‘The act would ban abortions in Nebraska by imposing, as a condition to performing lawful abortions, impossible, unintelligible, and unprecedented so-called ‘informed consent’ requirements on abortion providers that vastly stray from accepted and, indeed, good medical practice’.  Planned Parenthood is a place where people can get information and services to make better choices so that the option of abortion is a last resort.  They provide sexual health information, women’s services as well as birth control pills which are all measures of prevention to make better decisions in a pro-choice situation.  By mandating anti-choice laws the disenfranchised are bound to be even more marginalized because on top of their limited options, they must now weave a donkey through the eye of a needle.  

NEXT PAGE: ULTRASOUND LAWS REQUIRE LOOKING AT THE FETUS BEFORE TERMINATION

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In Oklahoma, Women are required to look at the ultrasound of the fetus and hear the heartbeats before terminating a baby.  This is only one of 14 states that have already passed the ultrasound laws for abortion.  Again, the problem is that the agency of the individual is handed over to medical professionals who have the ‘authority’ to determine these life-alt