I said it, and I will defend my stand against anyone. I am the father of two and the grandfather of the same. I saw rudimentary ultrasound images of my unborn daughter and son. But I did not need to see pictures to know they were yet to be born people my wife was carrying.
I just had to feel the kicks as I put my hand on her abdomen. I know in my heart and mind that the unborn fetus deserves to be born and continue to live.
I also know that ending the life of a fetus by choice for no reason other than a solution to unwanted pregnancy and newborn is wrong. The courts can decide the legal question, but I am comfortable with my ethical belief.
A few years ago, some states started discussing and passing legislation that expanded the mother’s right to end her pregnancy. Bills are working through the states that would allow a mother to desert their newborn up to six weeks after birth legally. This is not a rumor but a fact, and it is monstrous. Legal or Illegal VS Right or Wrong.
In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Roe vs. Wade. With a 7-2 decision, the court overturned the Texas ruling forbidding voluntary abortion. The decision included the following guidelines:
The court divided pregnancy into three trimesters, and declared that the choice to end a pregnancy in the first trimester was solely up to the woman. In the second trimester, the government could regulate abortion, although not ban it, in order to protect the mother’s health.
In the third trimester, the state could prohibit abortion to protect a fetus that could survive on its own outside the womb, except when a woman’s health was in danger.
The limits have always been contentious to pro-choice advocates. The debate has always centered on when the fetus is legally deemed a living being and the mother’s free choice to control her own body.
Pending legislation ignores any evidence of life and pushes the limits of abortion to the time of birth and beyond in some states. Though the number of legal abortions has declined in recent years, close to 1,000,000 abortions are still performed every year in the United States.
There are currently 43 states that have restrictions on late-term abortions. In this study, Washington, D.C. was considered a state, hopefully not wishful thinking.
The remaining eight states allow third-term abortions, some up to the point of birth. States that allow for late-term abortions with no state-imposed thresholds are Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont.
For some Liberals and Progressives, ending a baby’s life before birth is not enough. They want the mother’s choice to control the fate of the newborn for up to six weeks.
A mother could deliver her baby and decide she does not wish to or is not fit to care for the baby, so she can simply allow the baby to die of neglect. To be clear, at least three states are considering legislation that would remove the criminality of allowing a newborn to die of neglect after the baby is born.
A California Assembly committee has passed a radical bill that legal analysts say would legalize infanticide, letting babies die up to 6 weeks after birth. Legal or Illegal VS Right or Wrong.
Assembly Bill 2223, sponsored by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, is one of eight bills that the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California identified as a legislative priority this year and the Assembly Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the legislation today.
While more than a hundred individuals opposed AB 2223 in committee — in person or by phone — no individuals spoke in support of the bill. The only supporters of the legislation were pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the ACLU.
All six of the committee’s ruling Democrats voted in favor of AB 2223 while the three Republicans on the panel voted against it. Now the measure heads to the Assembly Health Committee and, if approved there, will proceed to the full California Assembly.
These bills have not reached the floor of a state legislature yet, but they are gaining momentum and need to be met with equal resistance. That resistance has to come from people who believe in the sanctity of life and the decency of man. We must not sit by and allow unborn fetuses to be killed and sold as tissue.
We must stand up and say no way when the government condones killing a human being simply because the person who birthed that child changed her mind. I pray to God we are better than that.
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