I stumbled upon a pro-life facebook page the other day. At first I was like “Alright this is pretty cool. People voicing their opinions in a reasonable and peaceful manner.” Then I began looking through the pictures and I saw the discussions people were having in relation to the pictures and I became even more appreciative of facebook as a place to convey ones political or religious beliefs. A few moments later I lost a little of that appreciation when I stumbled upon a picture of a single celled organism or possibly some other cell, one that may become a baby someday, with a few sentences written on it. The picture read ” If a single living cell was found on a distant planet, scientists would exclaim that we have found life elsewhere in the universe. So why is a single living cell found in the womb of a pregnant woman not considered life?” The person who created must not know anything about science.
I don’t know much about science but I have never received a grade lower than a B in a science class so I know a little bit about science and little about how scientists speak. If a scientist saw this picture that professional probably would have called the creator of this picture a smart ass who was trying to put, or rather take, words from a scientists mouth. See a scientist will say anything that is made up of cells has life. By the logic of a scientist a sperm cell has life, an egg inside a woman has life, a single celled organism on some distant planet has life. Where the logic of a scientist differentiates from a person of the pro-life persuasion is that a sperm cell in implanted in a woman’s uterine lining is not human life.
Abortion isn’t black and white as many people believe. Some people will say when you’re dealing with abortion you have those who are pro-life and pro-abortion. It’s not like that at all. I am the perfect example of someone who is pro-choice. I don’t believe abortion is right but I don’t necessarily think it’s wrong but if I got a girl pregnant I’d ask her to keep it because I believe it’s wrong for me and the woman I am in a relationship with. So while I may oppose abortions personally I understand that some people have different beliefs and their circumstances are different than mine.
Then there’s the “infanticide” thing. You know when a woman wants an abortion and some how miraculously survived and people have to choose what to do with the, I don’t know what to call this so I apologize if I offend any one right now, half born child. Often people elect to finish the abortion and sometimes people keep and raise the child. But “infanticide”, which has been totally bastardized, is what happens when a half born child is killed. People say this is worse than abortion and that it should be illegal but what does one do with a child they wanted to abort but, ended up surviving and now has some severe medical problems. The woman obviously tried to abort it the child for a reason and now you’re going to force her to keep it or she’s going to give it to the state where the government will have to pay for the medical bills and pay for the orphan system to raise the child until the child is adopted. You’re caught in the cross hairs with this topic.
What I am really trying to say is abortion is confusing. The less we as a nation stop trying to marginalize it to an issue that is black and white the easier it will be for us to talk about it. People are either pro-life or pro-choice and they are stiff in those positions. If we loosen those reigns a little bit we will be able to have a more intelligent discourse and get more done and create a lot more reasonable bills that will help a lot more women and families. And that is the most important thing right? Protecting Americans.
Arizona’s congress is back at it again and this time their stupidity has been raised to a whole new level entirely. Their level of stupidity was raised when somebody drafted a bill claiming that an unborn child gestational period begins on the first day of the last day of a menstrual cycle. So with that language it says a pregnancy begins when a woman’s ovulation cycle begins. Their level of stupidity sky rocketed to unseen level when they passed this deranged bill. Arizona’s congress should really rethink this bill and whether or not they should have passed it.
I am not going to delve into whether or not this another attack on women nor am I going to say this another installment of the War On Women. I will call this a dumb ass bill that should not have ever been drafted. This reaches beyond stupidity and any kind of scientific reason but ,you know what, It’s law and now women do have to be more careful and pay closer attention to certain things.
There’s also another part of this bill that is a bit controversial and is getting over looked a bit as well. In the bill it defines what an unborn child is. In Section 3 Part 13, the bill defines an unborn child as “the offspring of human beings from conception until birth”. With this definition in the bill the Arizona legislators got a little Personhood into the bill. I may be wrong on this part of the bill but I have looked all across the internet and could not find whether or not an unborn child is always defined as “the offspring of human beings from conception until birth” but I’m figuring that’s not how it’s defined in the scientific world. Anyways there’s nothing wrong with the Arizona legislators putting this in the bill but you really have to think why are these people creating these bills. Are they creating them to try to protect the citizens of Arizona or are they passing them to force their beliefs on others?