Re: I Am an Abortion Rights Activist. I Hope the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.
Clearly it's a hot topic amoung politico's leftist readers looking at the comment section not a single legit comment.
Alex I would be careful what you wish for, you might just find in the 21st century the burality of killing babies in the womb might be seen as a bit stonage.
I can only imagin how you would react to some poor litter of kittens being dump on the streets of Detroit .. Oh the horror no doubt but killing a baby human in the womb well thats just fine with your ilk.
Do you think the State can compel you to give blood transfusions to a stranger, if it is the only way to keep that stranger alive?
Of course you don't. But you think it's OK for the State to compel a woman to do so.
The root of the anti-abortion movement is not about protecting babies (babies whom the Right is happy to throw into cages). The root is about denying women full and equal rights. Full stop. If you really cared about babies, you'd support a) free birth control, b) free pre-natal care, c) free child care and welfare for mothers. But you don't support any of those things, do you.
Wow, that is some twisted logic.
What about the Father's rights? Of course in too many cases the Mother doesn't know who the Father is.
The entire flaw in your logic of "choice" is that the pregnant woman didn't already excercise a number of choices to get to that point, whereas the theoretical blood donor in your scenario had no choice. Moreover, while I'm pro-life, I'm not for elimintinating the right to abortion, but the 20 week cap is reasonable.
Simply put, we as a whole are not evolved enough to value life if we'd ever consider abortion as an option for our personal benefit. That's not a knock on anyone who's made that difficult choice, it's pointing out that unless society as a whole is on the same page with that kind of care and support, you can't condemn the least capable to carry the burden of the aspirations of others.
The simplest test of our own perception is if you see a pregnant teen. The reality is that we don't separate the wonder and value of the creation of life from the act. If you look at that teen and think "how wonderful, another child" without thinking of all of the derogatory things that people may say at the same time, you're in the minority of humanity. That teen's decision on whether to bring the child to term is therefore not just a reflection of her own desires, but a reflection of society as a whole.
We can't legislate that kind of societal change to care for life irrespective of circumstance. Illegal abortions would certainly then happen, and that's not serving anyone or society. Far better to limit it to a reasonable period and aspire that we're all better about providing care for life in the future.