Quotes + numbers, March 10, 2006

Pope pod and abortion in South Dakota
By  |  March 8, 2006

Bill Napoli“To His Holiness, Benedict XVI”
Inscription (translated from Italian) on the back of Pope Benedict XVI’s 2GB iPod Nano, given to him by Vatican Radio employees.

One
Number of Abortion clinics operating in South Dakota before an abortion ban was enacted in the state earlier this week.

One
Number of Abortion providers in South Dakota (who flew into the state from neighboring Minnesota).

One
Days per week that provider was available.

“If people didn’t want me to be king, they wouldn’t have nominated me and voted for me.”
_Jennifer Jones, a 21-year-old senior at Maryland’s Hood College, who is a lesbian and was crowned homecoming king by her classmates.

“A real-life description to me would be a rape victim, brutally raped, savaged. The girl was a virgin. She was religious. She planned on saving her virginity until she was married. She was brutalized and raped, sodomized as bad as you can possibly make it, and is impregnated. I mean, that girl could be so messed up, physically and psychologically, that carrying that child could very well threaten her life.”
_South Dakota state senator Bill Napoli, a Republican and staunch supporter of his state’s recently approved abortion ban, describing the only scenario in which he would allow for an exception. 

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