According some advocates of “reproductive choice,” we should allow unethical corporations to dump tons of pollution into our air and water. We should stop telling others what do do, they say, so we should not interfere in how corporations operate. It is none of government’s business.
Oh, that is not what they meant? This is the problem with making the argument that we should “stop telling others what to do.” With the exception of anarchists, no one actually believes that. No one, including the most hard-line libertarians, believe that we should have absolutely no laws regulating what people are allowed to do. Everyone agrees that crimes such as murder, rape, arson and robbery should be illegal.
This, of course, brings me to the “draconian” Texas law prohibiting abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected. A woman should have the right to do with her body what she wants, and pursue whatever medical treatment she needs. But despite the abortion lobby’s attempt to categorize killing innocent unborn babies as “abortion care,” abortion is an act of violence against another person.
That is the entire argument. The fetus growing inside a woman is actually a separate human being with a unique genetic code that will, given time, nutrition and shelter, grow and develop through the stages of life. If you can prove to me that I am wrong, then I will immediately switch my position and become an advocate for abortion rights. No one can, because that is an anti-science position.
Thank God for courageous pro-life legislators in the Lone Star State with the courage to stand up for the defenseless, despite the economic, cultural and political blowback that they knew was inevitable. There is no reason that Indiana, a deep red state with Republican super-majorities in both chambers of the state legislature, cannot do what Texas did and protect life in the womb.