Sunday, April 09, 2006


Two interesting articles about abortion today.

One suggests that the North Dakota law outlawing abortions is likely to get overturned by popular referendum this November.

The other is a NYT magazine article about El Salvadorians deal with their national law against abortion, which includes penalties of up to 30 years prison for the mother. It turns out the women are still getting abortions (surprise, surprise). Luckily, drug technology has made it safer and easier to get around intrusive laws. They using misoprostol, a widely available "ulcer drug that, when inserted in the vagina, can provoke contractions and cause bleeding that looks, in an emergency room, just like a miscarriage."

Both stories suggest that there are going to be a lot of unintended consequences for the Religious Right when Roe v. Wade is overturned.