Oh No, Not the Abortion Issue!
Yes, I am afraid it is definitely time, once again, to discuss the abortion issue. First let me make my stance on abortion perfectly clear so that the flamers out there will know where I stand. I support CHOICE. PERIOD! And here is why: supporting choice has *nothing* to do with supporting abortion or not supporting abortion. It deals only with giving women the *right* to make conscientious choices for their bodies, their lives, and their financial situations. I do *not* support abortion as a means of birth control and I do not support abortions after the first trimester unless it is an endangerment to the mother or the child or both.
With that said, I saw an article from Newsday that suggests that Bush supports making "harming a fetus" a federal crime. Ok, maybe I am going a bit out on a limb here, but this mostly has to do with the case in California where Scott Peterson is accused of killing both his wife and his unborn child. The bill in question is called the Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Sounds nice and morally sound because it deals with prosecuting people who kill a fetus during an act of violence.
Here is my point: if this bill is passed, how long will it be before courts are bombarded with cases against women seeking abortions and calling this an act of violence against an "unborn victim"? If this happens, just keep in mind that any woman anywhere in the US will be forced to bear a child as a result of rape, incest, molestation, and even at the risk of her or the baby's health. Is this really the kind of law we want in a free society? Yes, if Scott Peterson really did these horrible crimes, he does deserve to be punished; however, should free American women, given rights by Roe Vs. Wade, be forced also to pay for his crime?
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