Friday, April 21, 2006

"'Rape' is a Buzzword"

We now know why the South Dakota legislature did not include exceptions for rape or incest in its abortion ban, courtesy of state Rep. Joel Dykstra (R-Lincoln County):

“I think ‘rape and incest’ is a buzzword,” said Rep. Joel Dykstra about not including those conditions in the abortion bill. “It’s a bit of a throwaway line and not everybody who says that really understands what that means. How are you going to define that?"

Yes, according to Joel (Dick-straw) Dykstra one cannot define "rape" or "incest" in legal terms.