It's hard to believe they're still debating abortion more than four decades after the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized it. While a majority of freedom-loving Americans understand that personal medical decisions - such as whether to be pregnant or not - are best left to a woman and her doctor rather than politicians, it seems certain that a segment of society will always be anti-choice, like those who think aliens built the pyramids, or believe that vaccinations cause autism.
"Abortion Stops a Beating Heart", says the bumper sticker, oblivious of the fact that every embryo in the animal kingdom has a beating heart within days of conception. "Abortion is Murder" another states. Really?
Let's, for a moment, imagine a scenario in which Roe is overturned and it's enshrined in constitutional law that fetuses are bona fide human beings, having all the rights and privileges of citizens. The logical question would be, what penalty for women who get abortions, life in prison or the death penalty?
Remember, these women have killed their babies. They've committed premeditated murder, in fact, in many cases the heinous act of murder-for-hire, engaging the services of an abortionist to carry out their wicked crime. Have you come up with an answer yet? Life in prison or the death penalty?
Sorry, no wiggle room here. No "counseling" or probation for these women. They can't all blame coercion, or economic circumstances... not that those have ever passed as legitimate defenses against murder anyway. We're going to have to spend a lot of taxpayer money to build prisons to hold the million women a year in this country who terminate their pregnancies, which also happens to be how many took the innocent lives of their children before Roe. So it's build the prisons, and dust off "Old Sparky" for use on a daily basis.
Of course, we're also going to need mandatory monthly pregnancy tests for all women of childbearing age, because as we all know, once that zygote gains a foothold on the uterine lining, women can't be trusted. They're liable to do most anything. They're kind of sneaky when it comes to things like that.
In today's America, a woman can be a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut, an admiral or a general, a world champion soccer player, a Secretary of State or Attorney General or even some day, a president, but if some loser somehow manages to get his seed planted in there at a time that she's not interested in doing anything about it, then a certain faction of society is bound and determined she's going to be reduced to the status of an incubator to satisfy and further their caveman attitudes towards women.
Like the idiots who wasted the time of Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Masquerading as representatives of a biological supplies company, two actors sent by an anti-choice organization called "Center for Medical Progress" secretly recorded Nucatola for over two hours. The raw video was edited down to nine minutes, and featured cherry-picked snippets of conversation describing medical procedures and terminology which the average layperson might term "gross and disgusting", as would be a discussion of bowel resection or lancing of a boil.
According to a Planned Parenthood web site, "Though the new investigation claims Planned Parenthood is profiting off the sale of fetal remains, Nucatola (in the fake interview) repeatedly emphasizes “tissue donation” and pushes back on the idea that her organization is selling anything. In the longer version of the raw video footage... there’s one instance when she says quite directly, 'Nobody should be ‘selling’ tissue. That’s just not the goal here.'" It's pointed out that, "this type of fetal tissue donation and research is legal, and has been for decades."
"'Patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, such as treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different,' (vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood) Eric Ferrero said in a statement. 'There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.'"