Saturday, April 15, 2006

NOW and the South Dakota Abortion Ban

If you can still catch this week's episode of NOW on PBS, it was a very good short piece on the South Dakota abortion ban. Sarah Stoesz, head of Planned Parenthood in Minnesota and the Dakotas, was very interesting to listen to. However, the Purity Ball was the highlight of the show due to how creepy it was. When certain Christians point to the gulf between them and others who don't believe as they do, this is the sort of thing I picture - they presumably find the Purity Ball touching, affirming, and family building. I find it disturbing, detrimental to the growth of empowered girls/women, and anti-family in the belief that the women in a family are responsible to the father/husband right down to their sexuality.

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