Saturday, January 07, 2006

That's a mighty nice veto you've got there...

Wisconsin governor vetoes abortion bill
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) -- -- Gov. Jim Doyle on Friday vetoed a bill that would have forced doctors to tell women seeking abortions after their fifth month of pregnancy that their fetuses could suffer pain.

Doyle, a Democrat, said there is no evidence conclusively proving when a fetus can feel pain. The Republican-controlled Legislature should not be allowed to decide scientific fact, he said.

Good for him.

This fetal pain legislation is just as backward as requiring school teachers to read a statement saying that evolution is a theory and kids should read Of Pandas and People to learn about ID.

So nice veto, Gov. Jim Doyle. May your cheese be smelly and delicious.

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1 comment:

the forester said...

Thank you for acknowledging the link between the Wisconsin veto and the Dover Intelligent Design decision. Both rely heavily on scientific ignorance to defend the status quo, as I've noted here.

It's a strange logic that argues we should keep aborting fetuses without worrying about whether they feel pain, simply because abortionists disagree with current research -- oops, I mean because we don't know any better.