Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Afterthoughts of the election.

I always feel bad for the losers in any large election. Hell, I feel bad for a sports team after losing a game (Except the yankees. They can lose for the rest of eternity and I'd be happy.)!

I wasn't for the McCain/Palin ticket, but to be honest, I simply wasn't for the Palin half of the ticket. I'm from Arizona and I had always liked McCain, but he made a critical error in bringing Palin on board. What a whackadoo. It was terrible that I was more voting ~against~ Palin than for anyone.

I will be spending my time today to see what all of the individual states passed or shot down.

With only 87% of precincts reporting, I was ~thrilled~ to see my state (colorado) shot down Amendment 48, the "Personhood" bill. Anti abortion activists tried to define the concept of human life to start at conception. While I think this is a potential human life, I don't think the law should be defined as such. If this would have passed, it would have made me and my husband murders for disposing the 3 embryos that weren't up to grade before our transfer. It would have made all abortions illegal, even if the woman was violently raped. Ugh.

So I was happy to see 1.5 million Coloradans vote against this measure. But it scares the shit out of me 546,540 people actually voted "yes". Scary.


Hollie said...

I'm pretty bummed about the election. I'm glad to hear the proposition did not pass. While I don't like abortion, I think it should be legal, and if I lived in Colorado, I would not want to be considered a murderer for doing ivf.

Jen said...

I'm so with you on Sarah Palin. The only good thing that came from that VP pick was all the great Tina Fey sketches on SNL.

MrsSpock said...

I'm glad that amendment was shot down too. Huge repercussions for women and the IF community.

ssbean said...

I was never too happy about our candidate options. As for abortion, am against abortion, however I do understand that women should have the choice, especially if they are raped, or if the pregnancy is threatening their life. I do NOT consider the process of IVF to be abortion, and I'm sure or hope, that if asked, many wouldn't think it is. I consider the start of a human life to be at implantation. With my endo, who knows how many times conception took place but could never implant. I don't think so. Scientifically I feel it's once it's implanted safely in the uterus. Just my opinion though, all are entitled to their views regarding this.