posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 12:30 PM
Actually Arles, I think you did say something profound.
Originally posted by Arles Morningside
If I were to consider the Anti-Choice point of view, I could see the reason why someone would want to put a cap on abortion to a reasonable degree
such as preventive measures and laws on the issue of abortion as birth control, however, I find myself concerned when people want to take it to an
extreamism and pass draconian laws which people seem to think is the answere to everything and it is not. Draconian type laws are knee-jerk
re-actions...and do not truly deal with the issues at hand.
Abortions would continue even with overturning RvW, as abortions had been done before RvW. All RvW did was say a woman had the right to a safe
abortion. No longer would women have to fear a self-induced abortion or a botched abortion not carried out in a medically safe environment. Nor would
they have to fear being charged with a crime.
What I find repugnant is the reckless use of the term "baby". Miscarriages have always been traumatic enough for women, but to imply they are always
miscarrying a "baby" is wrong. I have seen more and more females made even more depressed over a miscarriage at an earlier time in the pregnancy,
over the belief that they were losing a "baby". Instead of being able to move forward with emotional well being, these females will always be
encouraged to believe they "lost a baby".
Likewise, I have witnessed women have to make the horribly personal decision to carry an almost 8 month dead fetus to full term or undergo an
abortion. Mr. Franklin would never have to do this.
Yet he proposes something so harsh, so lacking compassion, that I would dismiss it, if it weren't for the fact that he is in such a position of power
to keep these draconian ideas alive, ready to be made into law if enough voters wish.