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Retired broadcast journalist. Blogging helps scratch the itch. Recovering exRepublican – Sober and still Conservative.

Is It a Person Yet?

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President Barack Obama sent a strong video message of support for women’s right to make their own reproductive choices at a NARAL Pro-Choice America annual dinner Tuesday night.

Abortion Debate“Tonight we celebrate the historic Roe v. Wade decision handed down 40 years ago, but we also gather to recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care,” but that’s an incomplete picture and ignores the consequence of those personal choices.

As a society we adamantly oppose the idea of one person’s choices trumping that of another. It goes against our sense of fairness and equity. We make laws to keep such things from happening and to punish the perpetrators when they do. But in the abortion debate the idea that an unborn child in the womb of its mother has no choice is ignored and irrelevant, because IT isn’t a person yet.

CNN host Erin Burnett covered the story of Heather Surovik, who’s car was hit by a 5 time drunk driver just days before she was to deliver her son Brady. She was returning from a prenatal check up when her car was smashed into.

Everyone in the car survived except her unborn son. In Colorado, the state where Surovik lives, an unborn fetus is not considered a person, therefore, the drunk driver could only be charged with DUI and destruction of property not with Brady’s death. Burnett exclaimed: “That baby was 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He was going to be born in a couple of days. How could you not define that as a person? That is a viable life.”

Good question Ms. Burnett.

Colorado and other states continue to quash all attempts to make fetal homicide a crime. Why? Because any governing body admitting in law that killing a baby while still in the mother’s womb was a criminal offense would put the abortion narrative and its dishonest cheerleaders in serious jeopardy nationwide.


Written by DCL

February 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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