“To say that the fetus is a person if the mother wants it and it’s not if doesn’t is not science. It’s spin.”
^^This right there!^^
If you know me you know I really don’t give a rat’s ass regarding abortion. I don’t give a rat’s ass about the procedure, that is. Make it legal, I don’t care. Make it illegal, I don’t care. I know that makes some people’s heads explode, so whatever. That’s how I feel, and abortion is a non-starter for me when assessing politicians. And just in case you missed it… I… don’t… care!
What I DO care about is how the law treats abortion-related issues. Again, if you know me you know I want consistency in laws and justice. Inconsistency is not justice. In that vein…
A FETUS IS EITHER A LIFE, OR IT’S NOT
…period. Read it again. And the law needs to treat it as such. The fetus/baby’s status is not dependent on the whim or desire of the person carrying it. Nor is it a sex or gender issue. Nor is it a privacy issue, nor is it a matter of “choice”. It’s a logical impersonal issue of science and reality.
Here’s how absurd our laws currently view abortion: A woman can be driving across town to get an abortion. (By allowing abortions the law says it’s a fetus and not a life.) Another driver runs a red light, smashes into her car, and kills her. The mother does not survive. The other driver survives and is charged with a double homicide, the woman and the fetu… baby. (By charging a double homicide the law says the fetus is a baby… a person… and thus a life.)
How can this be? The law says two completely opposite things in the same scenario. Is the fetus/baby a life, or is it not? Do our lawmakers know what they’re doing? Do WE know what we’re doing when we want such blatant double-standards? We as a collective society need to sit down, catch our breath, take a Valium, and decide if it is a fetus/baby is a life or not, and go with it.
Which one should we choose? I don’t care. Just pick one.
It’s a hard choice, I know, and not necessarily emotionally satisfying as abortion is a highly emotional issue on both sides, but life is full of hard choices… pick one.