Thank you Texas...
Am not surprised to read that ultra-conservatives who in other contexts
excoriate scientists and their findings (for example on the age of the earth and
universe or the evolutionary course that produced hominins, including Homo
sapiens) are here conveniently forgetting that science is 'godless'
and exigently calling on it to lend authority to a political gambit using
notions of foetal pain.
The only people who support abortion have already been born. Killing the unborn
is the ultimate act of selfishness!
If our parents had been more careful, we would never have been born, and would
have been spared the sorrow and misery of this earth. Bringing even more
children into this world of pain and suffering is selfish and irresponsible.
If kicking a cat is a crime because it inflicts harm on an otherwise nearly
helpless animal, isn't protecting an unborn child at least as important?
We need commen-sense laws to protect the unborn from the violence of
dismemberment and death. The rights of the mother (and father) should be
weighed in the balance, but ultimately, tearing limb from joint is an incredibly
violent act and should be barred by any advanced society. Where the
line should be requires the wisdom of Solomon, and perhaps more. I personally
believe that when that line is crossed, however, the rights of the child to be
protected from the ultimate violence surpass the rights of the mother to avoid a
much lessor pain. Is that line on day 0 or day 1 of the pregnancy? The first
month? the first trimester? I don't know - but at some point that line is
crossed, and the unborn child should be protected by the law of a civil society.
I applaud Texas for taking action to protect those who live in the most
dangerous place in America, a mother's womb.
Carman, you said it so much better than I could have.
Lightbearer,I have read your post a few times. Not sure if you were
being funny, or sad...but I hope it's the former? I love every second of
life and found more joy in my kids, and that joy increased when I met grand
kids....Thankful my parents had me...
H.B.,No, in my previous comment I was not trying to be funny.As a great thinker once wrote, "Our whole existence is something
which had better not have been."Or, if you'd prefer a
passage from the Bible, remember the words of Ecclesiastes:"So I
again considered all the oppression that continually occurs on earth."This is what I saw:"The oppressed were in tears, but no
one was comforting them; no one delivers them from the power of their
oppressors."So I considered those who are dead and gone more
fortunate than those who are still alive."But better than both
is the one who has not been born and has not seen the evil things that are done
The mother's right are always protected, and she knows what she is doing!
What about the innocent victim's? Unborn Babies are victims. What about
waiting a few months, look at that innocent fresh person and then kill them?
Wouldn't go over too well, would it? But that happens too. Who would ever
dream that mother's would want their babies dead?? What kind of a country
are we becoming?
Lightbearer: Sorry you are so sad and feel this way. Life can be challenging
and difficult, but it can also be filled with joy. Follow the teachings of
Jesus Christ, and you can find joy.
LB...Life really is great...I hope you can find 10% of the joy I
have...I'm old too!Still can't wait for the next
day...week...month to come. Good & Bad..I like them both...Sincerely hope things get better for you...
Texas is doing the right thing, and making a little harder for women to have
abortions is the right thing too. Every life is sacred, every human being
deserves a chance to live on this earth.
Someone is quoted in this story saying that the effect of the legislation will
be that most women in Texas will not be able to get abortions. Would it not be
equally true to say that a lot more babies will get to be born? Everybody
starts out life as a fetus.
One has to wonder what is wrong with a society that can't bring itself to
execute rapists, murderers, and terrorists because it is inhumane, but can
happily allow innocent babies to be slaughtered without any guilt at all. Who
deserves to live more, an unborn baby or an obviously warped adult who has
inflicted serious damage on others? I do not understand how this is right or
fair. With premature babies routinely being saved as early as 24-26 weeks, how
can anybody be thinking that an abortion after twenty weeks is not murder. While
I believe that life starts at conception, there is no justification by any
standards for these late termabortions.
Can you be sealed to an infant who has not drawn a breath?Then someone
else believes that life begins at birth.This is more about power
over women's health than legislation for the unborn.Perry's sister stands to make millions with this new manipulation of
abortion laws in tx, cronyism at its best.They need to finish
"the wall" ...all the way around texas.
After the Kermit Gresnell scandal, it is high time that abortion clinics get
regulated on the level of other medical surgery clinics. These clinics need
proper width of hallways so more women do not die from response delays like
Mongar did at Gresnell's clinic. Only in abortion would
defending shoddy practitioners who endanger lives be looked at as a good thing.
Only in abortion would a spokeperson for a substandard industry be seen as
anything but someone who continues to endanger the public. No other industry
kills its customers at the alarming rate that the abortion industry does,
especially without an outrage.