The abortion issue may be the hottest of the hot button issues that we have in America today. Some people will avoid a group of people talking about the abortion issue no matter which side of the fence they are on, because they just don’t want people to know what they really feel about this issue. This is because most people in America today realize that abortion is not pretty, but they also don’t want the government telling women what they can and can’t do with their body.
As I wrote in a comment earlier this week is the main issue with abortion isn’t whether it should be legal, but when does a fetus become protected as a human being under the law. Extremists on the right contend that the moment of conception is that moment and therefore any abortion is murder. Extremists on the left contend that the moment of birth is that moment and abortion should not be illegal under any case. Most Americans have some feelings in the middle of these two extremes.
If we listen to what God tells the pregnant women through her thoughts and feelings we would find that a pregnant women generally becomes more attached to the fetus as it grows in the womb. This attachment is God’s way of having the woman bond with the child before it is even born. In this way giving the woman the choice to have an abortion determines when her bond with the child has exceeded that of a family pet. I say this, because only a cruel person could find it in her own heart the ability to kill the family pet. If a woman could find it in her heart the ability to terminate a pregnancy she has not bonded with the fetus yet and the status of the fetus must be less than that of the family pet. So, it only makes sense to leave this major decision to the woman who is pregnant.
One wise conservative blogger responded to this insight by saying that not all women will bond to the fetus in the same way. Some may never bond to the fetus. This certainly could be true, but if a woman does not have the ability to bond with the fetus what makes you think that government imposed pregnancy will make that woman bond with her child after birth? I would argue that if a woman realizes that she has no other option than to terminate the pregnancy and she is willing to do this she should be allowed to do it as soon as possible. In fact, women who know in advance that they don’t want to have children should obviously avoid getting pregnant. Therefore the first line of defense would be to avoid having sex. When this fails they should use contraception. If this fails they should consider having the child and giving it up for adoption. Obviously abortion should be the last resort in the line of defense against women who will resent their child and raise a sociopath. It is strange that a conservative that would suggest that a death row inmate could never reform and therefore should be put to death would expect that a woman who is forced into baring a child by the government would somehow be able to reform that resentment of her child. Either people can be reformed or they can’t, but it is certainly strange to take both sides of this issue.
I would like to conclude that most Americans actually couldn’t personally have an abortion because of personal beliefs or feelings. However, just because they can not personally find the need in themselves does not mean that they should not allow those in our society who have found themselves in the situation of being pregnant and they know in their heart that they could not provide the environment necessary to raise the child to have an abortion. Most people actually agree with this idea. The problem with this issue is the small group of extremists that have a warped ideology compared to reality. They should be put in the same category as the Islamic extremists who believe in their ideology to the point that they are willing to kill for it. This is why we have extremists who obstruct abortion clinics and blow them up.
Those are my thoughts on this subject; calling me a murderer or worse are certainly not going to change my mind.
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