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On Roe v. Wade
And why abortion should be legal
Becoming a parent makes you understand viscerally what everyone knows intellectually, that abortion is the murder of a human being.
I have seen firsthand the awful way abortion advocates dismiss that fact, seen an abortionist slide her palms together to dismiss the possibility of a troublesome pregnancy, swipe, swipe, it’s gone.
Roe v. Wade is a terrible decision, invented law that has barely a flicker of Constitutional support.
Making abortion illegal in some states will not stop abortion.
If a woman wants to end the life of a fetus, she will find a way to do so. If she can’t in her own state, she will travel to a state where abortion is legal. If she can’t travel, she will find an illegal provider close by. If she can’t do that, she will get a prescription for misoprostol and mifepristone. If she can’t do that, she’ll drink pennyroyal tea. If she can’t do that, maybe she’ll try a wire hanger.
Meanwhile rich and even middle-class women will stop at step one, travel to a state where abortion is legal.
Rich and middle-class liberals are great at making the poor pay their price for their beliefs (see bail reform), but this is a case where rich and middle-class conservatives are doing the same.
Yes. Abortion is murder. It is.
But if abortion is truly murder, we should not just stop at banning abortions. We should prosecute both the women who have abortions and the physicians who aid them for murder.
Every single one of them. Every time. Without exception. Not for rape or incest or anything else. There are no exceptions for murderers.
That’s the ultimate and logical outcome of insisting that abortion is murder. And no one is seriously or even half-seriously or even jokingly proposing we put millions of women in jail for murder every year.
Somehow abortion is murder, only it isn’t. It is murder in a quantum state.
As close to the truth as I can get. Abortion is a very private murder, a murder for which the state has no responsibility and cannot interfere. It is a decision even more personal than being vaccinated. It is the ultimate betrayal of a child by the woman who carries him, and perhaps by the man who impregnated her too. It is a tragedy.
Is it a sin? Only God can judge sin. Will he? Does he? Your guess is as good as mine.
But this I know. Banning or criminalizing it will only add to the sum of human misery.
Reality is awful sometimes.