If New York decided to ban abortion, I wouldn't be angry about it. I can recognize the clear moral danger of abortion- even though I would argue banning abortion doesn't solve any problems because abortion is a symptom of the real problem, not the cause. Those causes, I imagine, will get ignored for the most part. But a total ban on abortion- including rape? That's bat-crap crazy to me. That's a clear example of religious extremism. No, they're not chopping peoples heads off, but they don't have to in order to be extreme. I've long heard about how the American south is co-ruled by the Church. I've never been further south than Virginia so I couldn't really weigh in on that, but I heard it gets so bad that people argue to have academic books either revised or blocked to fit their religious world view or allow that world view to remain a viable option "emphasized" in the classroom. I've heard that such religious communities can put serious pressure on people to conform to their way of beliefs despite our nations overall view on personal freedoms. I don't know if any of this is true, but from what just passed out of Alabama, I really do wonder... Maybe Russia influenced our government, though. There are no other lobbyists that influence our government, I'm sure. * Had a talk with some people recently and my viewpoint on abortion was changed to generally being against general abortions, but I also put it to the people I was talking to that the problem clearly was not abortion, and that outlawing abortion was like tying a balloon around the muzzle of a wild hose. The anti-abortion bill is one of those pieces of legislation that seems to fix the problem, but it's not. It will just criminalize the victims and traumatize the child, likely. Have we learned nothing from the criminilization of marijuana?