...To come up with this? <blockquote>"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." - South Dakota State Senator Bill Napoli</blockquote> This from Bill Napoli to define just what would constitute an exception to South Dakota's new and repressive anti-abortion law. 1. Not just ANY rape will do...A woman must be brutally raped. 2. The victim must have been a virgin prior to the assault. Once a woman has had sex, she can, apparently, no longer be raped. 3. The victim must be religious. And which religion might that be? If I judge Mr Napoli correctly, it can't be anything other than that "Old time religion". 4. The victim must have been "saving herself for marriage". Will she have to prove this in court? 5. The victim must have been "sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it". Apparently light sodomy just won't make the grade. 6. The victim must have been impregnated. It only stands to reason that one can't have an abortion unless one is pregnant. Mr. Napoli also stated that in a case of "Simple rape", there should be no thought of ending a resulting pregnancy. Mr. Napoli has yet to define just what he meant by the term "simple rape". What kind of twisted bastard comes up with stuff like this this? And why is he even claiming to be able to make medical decisions for women he hasn't even met? Lord knows, there are so many incompetent women running around out there that a man has to make thse decisions for them. It's a good thing that incompetent women like Condi Rice, Michelle Malkind, Madelyne Albright and all the women who are MD's and engineers and pilots, and, good heavens!, the female members of South Dakota's legislature have men like Bill Napoli around to make these important decisions for them. On a more enlightened note, Cecelia Fire Thunder, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation is working to establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on the reservation where South Dakota law has zero, zip, nada jurisdiction.