He’s not smart enough or right enough to decide for me.

I can’t believe the governor of SD just signed a law making abortion illegal except in cases to save the mother’s life. WTH? While I am personally against the idea of abortion, I can’t imagine forcing a woman to gestate and deliver an unwanted fetus.\
The thing that confuses me the most is that this issue is questioning “when life begins,” which is a spiritual issue. (I think life = dna + soul. I am not sure when the soul enters the body, but I don’t think it happens at conception. Hence, a spiritual question, not a scientific one.) What happened to the idea of separation of Church and State?\
I am also personally against: open-marriage, separate checking accounts in a marriage, gambling, bottle-feeding, divorce, spanking, working mothers, motorcycles, alcohol, skipping immunizations, coffee, and many other things, but that doesn’t mean I am against their existence for others.\
Also, I know how the LDS Church feels about this issue, so I don’t need to be reminded. 🙂

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.


  1. I’ve always thought the whole “soul appears at conception” to be particularly ridiculous.
    In particular: I’m married to an identical twin. One conception and one resulting zygote that later split into two, each of which developed into a separate fetus.
    If the soul attached to the zygote at conception, does that mean that my wife has only half a soul? Hmm… maybe that explains the whole “evil twin” concept!

  2. You said it so well that I’m just going to link your post up on my blog. 🙂
    This is such Big Brother behavior that I haven’t even been able to sort my feelings about it out. Thanks for being so clear on it.
    I’m ashamed to admit that my mother’s side of the family comes straight from the heart of SD. Of course, they left in the 30s because being a Democrat in SD in the 30s was akin to being a leper in Jerusalem at Passover.

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