Yesterday it was confirmed that Leslee Unruh (go here for my recent Unruh blog) once charged with wrangling baybees from teenagers and copping a nolo for unlicensed adoption and fosercare practices, wrote the first draft of HB 1215, now Referred Meaasure 6. The measure, if passed tomorrow, will ban all abortions in the South Dakota and pave the way for, in anti-sex Unruh’s wet dreams, the overturn of Roe.
You can read about it at The Well-Timed Period’s Leslee Unruh Admits She Drafted South Dakota’s Abortion Ban Law . Though the revelation is hardly a surpirse, it’s another indication of how much cranksterism has been legitimized in the US.
Here’s a summary:
Leslee Unruh, a person with no legislative or medical qualifications, drafts a law governing the medical care of female patients in South Dakota. She is also the the chief of the pro-ban campaign.
Alan Unruh, Leslee Unruh’s husband, a chiropractor, sits on the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortions, and is tasked with studying and evaluating medical evidence, reporting the findings, and making recommendations on the need for any additional legislation governing ob/gyn medical procedures. Of note (emphasis mine):
Though it was designated a bipartisan committee, the task force ended up with a voting bloc of nine staunchly antiabortion members–a mix of antiabortion legislators, doctors, a Catholic antiabortion lobbyist and Dr. Alan Unruh, a chiropractor whose wife, Leslee Unruh, is the founder of Abstinence Clearinghouse. From the first meeting onward, the antiabortion majority refused to conduct the investigation with stringent scientific guidelines, as is standard in most research committees. Alan Unruh even protested that such restrictions would exclude research based on ideology.
Can any South Dakota readers tell us how much adoption legislation the Unruhs have mucked around in? After all, with an agenda of no masturbation, no sex, no contraception, and no abortion, the only “alternative” for bad girls and their horn dogs would seem to be “the adoption option, ” a fit punishment for couples who can’t keep their pants on before they hit the altar, if they hit it at all.
Addenda: Today’s Citizen Link.com, the online newsletter published daily by James Dobson’s Focus on the Family includes a fairly long interview with Unruh, For Such a Time as This, in which she portrays herself as nothing special, just a humble woman obedient to God.
She is right about one thing: she is nothing special..
Get thee to a nunnery, Leslee..
does he adjust uteri?
when the first woman does from a septic ab in south dakota, can he be sued for malfeasance?
I am totally against abortion. I think what you are doing is in the concern of the unborn child.
kitta:”Get thee to a nunnery, Leslee..”
Is that part of her problem ?
This is the type of women that scare me the most, does she have any children?
Or did she buy hers. Wonder if she has had sex with her hubby? The thought makes me ill.
“Unruh, portrays herself as nothing special, just a humble woman obedient to God”
She is right about one thing she isn’t anything special…
Measure 6 goes down!!!!!
Measure 6 goes down!!!!!
and a “Yippee!” from this corner.
Perhaps if Measure 6 had been about going down, rather than abortion, it would have passed.
Unruh has 4 biological children well within wedlock. She had an abortion between 3 and 4 for which she has to make the rest of the country pay for. James Dobson helped her come to terms with her sin. Go the to Planned Parenthood link to read the scoop on her.
So we all have to pay for her “sin.”
Making others do “penance” for her.
“Unruh has 4 biological children well within wedlock. She had an abortion between 3 and 4 for which she has to make the rest of the country pay for. James Dobson helped her come to terms with her sin. Go the to Planned Parenthood link to read the scoop on her.”
Evidently Dobson didn’t do a decent enough job.
I think people get involved in social issues for just a few reasons. They are money grubbers who see a way to make a buck, like, say, Republicans pandering for votes. Or, they are nutcases who need control over others. Plenty of those who have crawled into the sunshine in the last ten years. Or, like me, they have been personally affected.
It’s hard to blame her for her feelings about whatever she did. But trying to inflict the sort of personal “rules” she needs to get through her life on everyone else is bound to backfire, once exposed. Everyone else isn’t like her. When people do that it means,to me, that they haven’t resolved their own issues. It seems to me that people like that are not done grieving.
There is a huge difference between documenting history, including its past abuses, and educating people about potential outcomes so they can make a fully informed choice, and legislating what medical options women may not have. There is also a huge difference between fighting, say, for equal access to records, and legislating medical options.
Documenting, education, fighting for equal access are activities that help people keep control of their own lives. Legislating what medical options people may or may not have grabs the locus of control and puts it in hands of people who are not personally involved. It makes them The Decider. Most of us have had enough of that, I think.
No new observations here… I know!