April 28th, 2010

The Audacity of Conservative States

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By Emily Geiger

As depressing as the news has been coming from the federal government under Barry Obama, conservatives have been winning some huge battles on the state level in recent weeks.

First, we had the groundbreaking legislation in Nebraska that prohibited abortions after 20 weeks gestation in an acknowledgment of fetal pain felt during abortions.

Next, we had the unprecedented legislation in Arizona that actually allows police to hold illegal aliens accountable for being in the country illegally. I got a real chuckle out of the President of Mexico’s righteous indignation about the “discriminatory” actions of Arizona’s government. Filepe, you’ve got your own problems to worry about, and with the mess that is your country, you’ve got no business telling any other government what to do. Now, go figure out what to do about Ciudad Juarez.

I also found it pretty darn funny that illegals and illegal sympathizers voiced their protest to this law by smearing refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the windows of the Arizona statehouse. Really? Can you be more cliché?
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Now, we’ve got another audacious state stepping up with some pretty awesome legislation. Oklahoma recently passed a law that would require women to get an ultrasound and be told facts about the development of the baby they are carrying before they can have an abortion. The Oklahoma legislature passed this and another pro-life bill by overriding the governor’s veto.

Pro-abortion critics are decrying this as some of the strictest anti-abortion legislation in the nation. I have to agree. Years ago, pro-life pregnancy centers started focusing on providing ultrasounds for women because they figured out that this was a tool that made a major difference for women considering abortion. Something about hearing their baby’s heartbeat and seeing that there really is a little living person in there for some strange reason seems to make women think twice about ripping it apart or burning it to death. Go figure.

I don’t know about you, but all of this conservative audacity kinda give me hope.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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