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Bill Napoli's SD Virgin Rant

Bill Napoli's SD virgin rant

Digby wrote about this last week from this PBS show. It's always much more powerful listening and seeing the people who promote these draconian positions.
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BILL NAPOLI: 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.

When you hear Napoli's little monologue, he sounds like a man from one of those Satanic cult movies.

Digby then responds to a track-back:

"I got a track-back from the blog "Responding To the Left" to the post below, specifically the story of the woman who had an abortion because she already had two small children and couldn't afford another. I think it is an eloquent and honest representation of the way that many in the pro-life movement feel and it's great to see it out in the open so we can begin to debate this thing on

mcjoan over at Kos looks at John McCain's (having it both ways) view of SD's abortion ban:

"Well, Senator, the problem is that the South Dakota bill specifically ruled out exceptions for rape or incest, allowing only an exception for the health life of the mother, and by golly, the women of South Dakota were damned lucky to get that. I guess it's small comfort to know that their own lives rate just a little bit higher than a fertilized on"

(Update): Gov. Mike Rounds on Monday signed legislation banning almost all abortions in South on


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