Republican Theocracy in South Dakota
Digby at Hullabaloo has a post, The Sodomized Virgin Exception, which exposes the extremely whacked beliefs of the Republican theocrats and the new South Dakota law to ban abortions. I highly recommend clicking through and reading Digby's complete post.
(From a PBS News Hour interview by Fred de Sam Lazaro with South Dakota Republican state senator Bill Napoli --DinStL)FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Napoli says most abortions are performed for what he calls "convenience." He insists that exceptions can be made for rape or incest under the provision that protects the mother's life. I asked him for a scenario in which an exception may be invoked.Someone should ask this man about this. He seems to have given it a good deal of thought. I suspect many hours have been spent luridly contemplating the brutal, savage rape and sodomy (as bad as it can be) of a religious virgin and how terrible it would be for her. It seems quite clear in his mind.
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.
Armando at Daily Kos has commented on Digby's post in a diary entitled The Party Of Dobson:
This is a cynical post. This post points out why a Lincoln 1860 strategy will work. This post points out why Dems can run as strong proponents of the right to choose and gain political advantage. This post will remind you who Justice Scalito's favorite Doctor is. If, by some chance, you feel moral outrage, that is entirely an unintended consequence.
The man is a GOP State Senator from South Dakota.
This man IS the Republican Party.
This man is the Party of Dobson.
This man should become the face of the anti-choice movement.
UPDATE (March 6, 2006): Crooks & Liars has the video of Bill Napoli's SD virgin rant:
When you hear Napoli's little monologue, he sounds like a man from one of those Satanic cult movies.