Last week, a top-of-the-hour newscast on my radio featured Lindsay Graham, who was arguing for banning abortions after 20 weeks based on the findings that babies can feel pain in utero at that time.
Why 20 weeks? According to testimony Congress heard from experts, at eight weeks, a baby reacts to touch, and after 20, he reacts to pain.
That's just what they have agreement on. For instance, there are experts who say that once the child has developed spinal circuitry at eight weeks, he feels pain.
Senators in Washington, DC are not looking to halt abortion up to 20 weeks, just after, but that doesn't stop extremists in Congress like Patty Murray acting like it will take away all her rights as a woman, Slate writer Will Saletan foreseeing an outright ban on all abortion, and Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones yelling, "Akin!"
Considering that the Roe v. Wade decision was unconstitutionally decided on the basis of the right to privacy (laughable now in the wake of NSA and IRS investigations), only a pro-life president and the opportunity of replacing out-going liberal Supreme Court judges would be able to provide the right circumstance to overturn it.
So, here we are, discussing whether or not a baby feels pain when he is being ripped apart and sucked down a tube. In the end, the child is dead.
I once worked in a veterinarian's office and had to be present when an Irish Setter was put down. He felt no pain.
Some women are especially shrill when they think their "fundamental right" to kill another human being is questioned or threatened, and they use words like "logical" to describe the ambiguity of the eight week to 20 week disparity.
Women who have grown up hearing that it's a woman's reproductive right to abort based on a Supreme Court ruling are the ones truly ignorant of the human rights violations they are condoning, and that ignorance sends them to the polls to protect the right to kill another.
Kill? They say, no, no, you see, we are only removing the unviable fetus, we aren't killing. The word 'fetus' is Latin for 'offspring', but beyond that, when you are trying to distinguish the exact moment when your fetus feels pain, you are admitting it's alive, and it's another human being, because if it was you, you'd know.
"I have the right to do what I want with my body!" They screech. But it's not their body they are killing, it's someone else's.
On one of the Sunday news shows, some journalists were trying to decipher why Cuccinelli lost and Christie won and, of course, they landed on those, "social issues." When one of the journalists said to the other that the two politicos' positions on life were virtually the same, the other journalist said that Christie was smart enough to not make a big deal about it.
Absolutely. Because, when you feel strongly about issues of life and death, it's best to keep that light under a bushel.
Actually, the journalists that cover politics make a mockery of those who have strong life views when they are also deemed strong enough to cut budgets and spending and act responsibly in office. They work with pro-death culture groups to raise fear and anger and hatred. Anything to keep those with a moral compass out of office.
We are at a turning point in history, and many God-fearing Americans believed it started with the Roe v. Wade decision.
Ridiculous arguments were used to appease DC public opinion, and create a culture in America that is anti-God and that promotes hedonism and irresponsibility. If you are aware of history, it started well before that. But, it is interesting to note that, when you discuss abortion and politics, Godly respect for one another flies out the window, and the extremists scream for a right they think the court gave them.
Of all the rights acknowledged by our founding documents, the Right to Life is listed first, and is given to us by our Creator.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Without life, we have no other ability. Someone needs to protect that Right.