Friday, March 10, 2006

BuzzFlash's GOP Hypocrite Of The Week

Hey, it's Friday, which means it's time to check out BuzzFlash's "GOP Hypocrite Of The Week." Despite the usual grueling process to narrow the selection to just one Republican hypocrite, BuzzFlash went for South Dakota State Representative Bill Napoli, the American Taliban who spearheaded his state’s draconian new anti-choice law.

An excerpt:
Take Bill Napoli, a GOP state representative from the bastion of males enslaving women, South Dakota, who championed their draconian anti-choice law with this monstrous explanation of the one exception he would allow for having abortion: "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."

But if you are just your "garden-variety" female rape victim, Napoli wants you to know you are out of luck. Indeed, under the South Dakota law, "abortions would only be permitted in a narrow category of cases where the life of the mother was in danger. The state's law provides no protection for victims of rape and incest, nor to women whose health might be severely damaged by continuing a pregnancy."
You can read – and hear! – the rest at and see a historical list of BuzzFlash's other worthy selections.