posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 01:51 PM
Having read the article in and the propsed law the following can be stated:
This is a bad law, a very bad law, on the basis that it opens a door that will not be so easy to shut, if it goes through the courts. For staters,
what better excuse than to allow for a rape victim to get an abortion, other than to prevent an unwanted child from being brought into the world. Add
it to the point that if this law passes, what of the children that are the product of rape, what happens to them? Think about it you are a woman, and
you are raped, then forced to bear this child, to serve as a reminder of an act of violence in your life. How would you treat this child, loving or
in disgust, unable to or unwilling to care for this child.
But beyond this, there is other aspects to this law that I don't think that the lawmakers have taken into consideration. With the application of
this law, the number of rapes reported will go down, the victim already feeling the shame and humiliation of this will think twice about such, or even
if it is worth it all, to be forced to raise a child that is unwanted.
To further complicate matters, it will also lead to the situations before abortion became legal, people will go to say Mexico, to have the proceedure
done, or to a back alley, where the sanitary conditions were not so good, or even willing to use a coat hanger on themselves as not to have a child.
This law, if it passes, will go to court, the arguments will be based along the same lines as before, that it is a violation of the privacy of the
mother, and that any and all medical information should remain private, including abortions, not open to the privy of the state for review. Further
it could be argued that it opens the door for other areas where medical information could be used against people, creating a situation where a person
could be not hired or even fired due to the medical condition that they may have and the employer not wanting to have to pay the extra insurance costs
associated with such.