Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New Hero of the Far Right

The indictments will soon start rolling in, and our corrupt disgraced “leaders” will become more preoccupied with, uh, “other” matters. Who will be there to carry the torch for the Far Right?

The Governor of Missouri looks like a contender. He acts and talks like the lovechild of Tom DeLay and James Dobson. Governor Matt Blunt spews out all the right soundbites and buzzwords, from “activist judges” to “family values.”

A Missouri inmate, 16 weeks pregnant, wanted an abortion. She didn’t know she was pregnant at the time of her incarceration. Missouri law prohibits prisons from assisting women with abortions. The inmate — known as Jane Roe — wanted to be taken to a Planned Parenthood office in St. Louis.

A federal judge initially OK’d the transfer of Jane Roe to the Planned Parenthood clinic. The State of Missouri then requested an “emergency” intervention by the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas handles emergency applications from the circuit that includes Missouri. He issued an injunction to prevent the transfer of Jane Roe.

On Monday the full Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jane Roe. The inmate will be allowed to visit Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. And this was when Missouri governor Matt Blunt flew into his best Tom DeLay imitation. He is “extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision. The decision is highly offensive to traditional Missouri values.”

Governor Blunt didn’t say whether he himself was willing to adopt this inmate’s baby and raise and nurture him/her, or whether he was just interested in spewing rhetoric. What would you guess?

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