Abortion care is normal medical care. There are times it saves women’s lives. There are times it allows dying babies to suffer less than if they were born. There are grayer zones where women or babies are ill but not dying. There are even grayer areas, where it is still medically necessary. Abortion is a private medical decision made by a woman in consultation with her doctor.
It is not possible for people with no medical training, who do not know a woman’s medical history, and have not conducted a physical exam of the woman, to decide what medical care she needs.
Restrictions on abortion are an attempt by some subgroups of one religion to force the entire country to live by the precepts of that subgroup. There are different subgroups of the same religion who interpret religious writings differently, entirely different religions with different beliefs, and those with no religion at all, who should not be forced to follow the practices of one subgroup.
We allow parents to decide to take dying babies who are two days old off life support. We should allow parents to decide this for their dying baby in the uterus, even if it is called an abortion.
The U.S. bill to ban abortions past 20 weeks preys on those of us who have had abortions for sick or dying babies. It uses the death of our loved and wanted baby, so that some politicians can win favors with their voters. It is beyond unthinkable that a politician would exploit the death of someone’s loved one purely for personal gain. But that is what they are doing.
This bill is unconstitutional, inhumane, and unethical. It should never have been introduced. It should be voted down by the Senate, and vetoed by the President.
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