I’ll preface with the usual “I’m not an expert” disclaimer. I’m neither an expert on pregnancy, abortion, Constitutional law or state laws – but I am an expert on my own opinions, which are based on what little I do know. So here they are:
Regarding the “right to abortion” itself, which I interpret as “the rights individuals have over their own bodies,” I think that women should have self-determination, a right to determine what happens to their own bodies. Of course, unborn babies also have rights, but as long as their existence is dependent upon their mothers (they are still physically attached to her), their rights should be subservient to the rights of the mother.
The mother’s right to terminate her pregnancy is limited due to the value of the baby’s life, and she should only be allowed to do so under certain circumstances. One of these circumstances is when the pregnancy is due to rape or incest. Another is if the baby is going to be severely deformed or disabled. If the woman’s health would be in jeopardy, this is another justification.
Therefore, I oppose Missouri Bill 126. It makes no provision for rape or incest, and a woman should not be forced to carry her rapist’s baby. Hopefully, Missouri will amend the bill soon.
As for the Supreme Court decision, it seems to me that the people who are most upset about it have little to no regard for the Constitution. The court’s job is to interpret the Constitution, and that’s what they did. Such decisions are the states’ responsibility. Generally speaking, leftists favor centralized government, and they’re absolutists. Everything must be the way they want it to be, and it must be so EVERYWHERE. Thus we see leftists striving to make everything Federal, and why they support One-World-Government. Communism and Islam are similar in this regard; they both seek world conquest, and this goal is inherent in both ideologies. Perhaps this is why so many leftists respect Islam – up to the point where they’re forced to battle each other.
I don’t agree with Missouri’s abortion law, or any other similar state laws, but there are 50 states Americans can choose to live in. If you’re an abortion advocate, then you might consider moving to California. If you can’t bear the thought of babies being torn to pieces for women’s convenience, then Missouri might be a good place for you.
Just as we should respect a woman’s autonomy over her own body, so too should we respect the right of conservatives to live their lives free from the dictates of the Leftist Elite. Women deserve self-determination, and so do conservatives. There are hundreds of millions of us in this country, and we’ll never agree on everything. The best thing we can do is to get out of each other’s way, and allow our various cultures to thrive.
Isn’t this the true meaning of “multiculturalism?”