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Tough Call

I think the process is disgusting, and my wife and I are personally Pro-Life 100% in our own practices. That’s where we diverge.

My wife, a devout baptist, is completely Pro-Life. No arguments. End of story.

As far as me: I can’t tell others what to do. I would be completely pro-choice with a couple of caveats:

  • Late Term – At some point between conception and birth, the fetus is completely capable of living outside the mother. In my mind at that point, if the woman decides the baby is unwanted, it should be taken from the mother and put in the NICU and put up for adoption. This is just my opinion. YMMV.
  • Partial Birth – Not at all! The argument that a fetus is not life just broke down. As soon as part of the baby clears the birth canal, the fetus is born. Now it’s a baby. Furthermore, it’s a U.S. citizen, having been born in the U.S. It therefore cannot be killed without it being a murder. Hell, if you are going to do this, why not wait until the fetus is, say, two years old? See what the kid’s like as a toddler and “abort” it if it’s a little crap-weazel. Eat those peas, Timmy! Mommy’s got the doctor’s number again!
  • Under no circumstances should it be a federal law either for or against. It is not within the federal government’s power to make such a law. The states retain that right IAW the 9th and 10th Amendments. Even when the states pass STUPID laws that make life start before intercourse, it’s their right to let the idiots in the state vote on it. If you don’t like your state, you can move and still live in the U.S.

Again, just my two cents.

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RE: Tough Call by scottb

Under no circumstances should it be a federal law either for or against. It is not within the federal government’s power to make such a law.

I disagree. Any law regulating abortion is ultimately regulating the ability of people to contract for abortion services, and it’s arguably within the scope of the federal government’s powers to regulate — the commerce clause says so. The federal government clearly can write a law saying that it’s not permissible for a state to prohibit doctors from offering and performing abortion services.

I think the idea that the individual states are somehow “ultimately” sovereign, as they were prior to the ratification of the Constitution, and were even in the early days of the republic is ridiculous and outdated. I think it’s an attempt to get a free ride on the efforts of others.

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