1. Firstly, everybody should give pause to the humanity issue. There are, for certain, women in Alabama who are still seeking to kill their children. We've got to wrap them up in love & kindness. While they can still terminate their children in other states we can't simply think the law keeps women from wanting to seek abortion. We've got to continue to pour wisdom and unbridled support into their world.
2. Read the law: https://www.al.com/…/alabama-abortion-ban-passes-read-the-b… It's interesting that in Alabama, and many other states, the statutes ALREADY define persons for homicide to "include an unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability". (13A-6-1, Code of Alabama 1975) If a man kills a woman who's pregnant that use to be a double homicide but if a woman who's pregnant went and killed her own child in utero it's "women's health care". Hypocrisy at the core. This law corrects that egregious error.
2. The law will undoubtedly get challenged by many Pro-Abortion organizations and possible lower courts before it officially becomes active in 6 months.
3. This law finally recognizes what we've know for quite some time. Children inside the womb are...well, children. No woman has ever given birth to a cheetah or jackalope. Regardless of the Pro-abortion talking points it's a fact that women always give birth to human children. The only thing a Pro-Abortion perspective tries to do is argue that a human child is not worthy of life because of it's developmental state (argument that's it's not really a person), the circumstances of the mother, etc. But hey, aren't babies just "clumps of cells"? Uh, yeah. So are we as adults. And I can't just kill you because.
4. A big part of the Pro-Abortion rhetoric focuses on this "Non Human" aspect of....the human child. Some even try to say it's not a human being by calling it a Fetus. It's not a child it's a Fetus. It's not a person it's a Fetus. Fetus, from the Latin fedes, meaning "unborn human offspring". I really appreciate the numbers mentioned below. Of note, 6,000,000 Jews were murdered by the Germans in WWII. But, who cares, the Germans said they weren't really human beings. Additionally, slaves in America were without rights and subject to incredible atrocities. Terrible stain on our history. Again, doesn't really matter, because in American at the time slaves weren't actually people. If you don't pick up the hyperbole and sarcasm please read again. This is disgusting. Juxtapose that against the 50,000,000 children that have been killed in the US since Roe v. Wade (1973). 50,000,000. Again, who cares, unborn children aren't really children. sigh....
4. Science is MOVING at an incredible pace. I always find it ironic when some people argue for more gun control siting the fact that when the framers of the Amendment made it a law that the technology with weapons wasn't nearly as advanced as it is now. When I mention the fact that when Roe v. Wade happened compared to now and the incredible scientific advancements we've made in microbiology and how we can see the development process of a human being from DAY 1, my argument is quickly dismissed as sexist. Interesting. What we KNOW through biology. At the moment of conception a new LIFE has been created. Brand new Human DNA is forged. AMAZING! Not Dad's DNA, Not Mom's DNA. A new person. Left to it's natural process this moment leads to the birth of a human child approximately 9 months later. We can see the developing child in utero through ultra sound imaging. As early as 6 weeks fetal photography can show clear development of a human being.
5. Somewhere between .01-2% of pregnancies (depending on where you look) have the immediate ability to threaten the mother's life. I like that this new legislation doesn't take away the Mom's right to self defense.
6. Intellectual integrity. I think ALL OF US, men and women, have certain unalienable rights. I also think that our rights stop IMMEDIATELY at the line where we violate anthers. I am for female rights. ALL females's rights. If you say you're for female rights but STOP at the unborn female I find that to be intellectually dishonest and inconsistent. I don't think any of us, male or female, have the right to choose to take an innocent life as our personal decision. If you say you're for women's rights be for ALL women's rights.
7. Slavery...again. Sometimes I hear people say, "Well, you can't just make these sweeping decisions and laws immediately" They will say, "We just need to create a new system of learning and invest in sex education more." They will go on to say, "Women and Men will continue to seek out abortions anyway so you're just making it more unsafe". Slavery was wrong. Period. Lincoln didn't take the strategy of "Education" and "let's put in a longer term strategy". Hell no, he recognized slaves were actually human being and righted the wrong and EMANCIPATED. He acted. The other point about safety is a moral argument. IF abortion is wrong, SAFE access to it is a non starter except in regard to the life of the mother. The logic with people who make this statement is all together missing IF abortion is wrong. If I said to you, "You know what, burglars are still going to rob stores. When they do it, they are going to have to break things, damage supplies, and cause harm. Perhaps we should do away with laws that prevent burlary so we can keep them SAFE". You would, rightly, say "hold up!" but burglary is WRONG. Indeed.
A couple of resources for any couple struggling with coming to terms with their pregnancy.
In my world: https://www.lilyfield.org
Around the US: https://aaplog.org
I welcome your thoughts & critiques.