As if South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard’s recently signed legislation forcing women seeking an abortion to wait 3 days and undergo counseling at an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center wasn’t bad enough, now we’ve got activists like Allen Unruh explaining the need for the law with absurd, unfounded statistics insisting that ‘60% of all women who get an abortion are coerced into doing so.’ (Because we ALL know Planned Parenthood nurses that walk up to pregnant ladies and hold guns to their heads; forcing them to abort.)
Alan Colmes, aka the lone liberal member of Fox ‘News’, had Dr. Allen Unruh on his radio show for a spirited discussion about abortion; during which Dr Unruh repeats himself over and over, using bogus statistics about forced abortion, while stating that he’s trying to help protect women. Colmes does a great job responding with an argument that I think is used all to rarely when speaking with conservatives by saying things like ‘I thought conservatives were all about less government…how is this considered less government?…I must have the conservative mindset on this issue as I believe that government should stay out of telling a woman what to do with her own body..’
Later on in the interview, Colmes brings on a licensed nurse from Planned Parenthood who debunks everything that Dr Unruh says AND discovers that he is not actually a licensed MD, as he would want you to believe, but instead a Chiropractor.
However, once again, my question remains: Why are MEN in ANY position of authority when it comes to speaking about what a WOMAN does with her OWN body? Until women receive equal rights in the minds of all men, I’m afraid laws regarding what they do with their own bodies will be decided by men….sad.