Friday, May 11, 2007

A Thought on Partial-Birth Abortion

Many libs and feminists are mad that the ban on partial-birth abortions has been upheld as constitutional. Some subscribe to the theory that upholding this ban injects "rigid Catholicism" into the Constitution. Of course, that's pretty typical...if you take a moral stand against something, liberals turn it into a religious stand. There is a difference between having a moral base and a religious base.

This atrocious procedure is supported by people who believe that torturing terrorists for interrogation purposes is inhumane, but killing a partially-born infant is not. Even Democratic politicians have considered the procedure to be "close to infanticide"...but still support it as a political position.

Abortion is really not a "hot button" issue for me, although it is an issue for other conservatives. However, I believe that there is a place where a line has to be drawn, a place where the practices of abortion go to far. Partial-birth abortion is part of that line.

A woman has a right to choose...but I personally believe that there are so many options out there, abortion should be the exception and not the rule. There are other options, like giving the baby up for adoption, morning-after pills, giving the baby up for adoption, early-term abortions, giving the baby up for see what I'm getting at?

Did I mention that they could give the baby up for adoption?

Of course, that would mean a complete overhaul of social services, but that's a subject all it's own...

Click here to see a video about celebrating a life that a partial-birth abortion would've taken away. This clip hits close-to-home with me, especially because I have a toddler at home, and he is the greatest thing I've ever done with my life.

h/t to Mason Conservative for the clip.


Mad Hatter said...

That is a good question, about whether it is a moral or a religious issue.

I think that it is very plausible to have a moral disgust with abortion without involving religion.

I'm not so sure that the distinction can be made with homosexuality.

Then you must answer the question... is it morally right of us to enforce our moral standards upon others?

Ah, post-modernism..

Phil Chroniger said...

"Is it morally right of us to enforce our moral standards upon others?"

That's a hard question to answer, but I will say this...every functional society has to have a certain level of moral standards. If not, the society as a whole eventually becomes destabilized.

Where the debate lies is what these moral standards should be.