Thank you for the clarification.
<<I may be wrong but I somehow think that any young girl or woman who seeks a legal termination of pregnancy by medical intervention MUST BE DESPERATE or they would not be deciding on that course of action. There may be some 'mothers' who are so depraved as to simply not care for the unborn child in their womb, but I am hoping they are very few in number. Far more probably find themselves, 'between a rock and a hard place', with what appears to them to be no alternative. >>
Unfortunately, you are very wrong. It is for those who are in desperate straits that I will support keeping abortions legal, but very restricted. Medically necessity abortions will remain exactly that if doctors retain integrity.
Abortions are a form of birth control for many women. How many abortions now since Roe vs Wade? 55 million or thereabouts? That's a lot of babies and most of them are black, which was the whole idea behind Planned Parenthood and its founder, Margaret Sanger, the eugenicist.
There are more black babies aborted then are born in New York City. That is a most startling statistic. I found the article from the National Review:
<<by ALEC TORRES February 21, 2014 5:01 PM
In 2012, black women in New York City aborted over 6,500 more children than they gave birth to. Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that, among non-hispanic black women, there were 31,328 “induced terminations” to 24,758 live births, according to a CNS News report.
In total, there were almost 74,000 abortions in New York in 2012, meaning that 42.4 percent of all abortions were of black children. Hispanic children accounted for 31 percent of those aborted in the city at a total of nearly 23,000.
Altogether, black and Hispanic abortions were 73 percent of the total of 73,815 abortions in New York in 2012. For years, New York has had the highest abortion rate of any city in the nation.>>
Our local, state and federal governments have for decades given away birth control for both males and females at their clinics. Our public schools give away condoms. In most states, healthcare plus birth control is free or nearly so, as it is based on a sliding scale. Pre-natal care, infant care and child care, including vaccination, is also available this way.
Of course, now under the ACA, all birth control is free. There should be very few desperate women anywhere, but I am sure there are in unusual circumstances.
There are women who do not want to know that what they carry inside them is a baby. For too long, we were told by Feminists (gag on that word) that it was only a mass of tissue for months into gestation and then incapable of feeling or heartbeat or brain activity...not really a PERSON yet.
With ultrasound advances, we have learned that isn't true, which is why abortion rates are going down. Women can see that it is a baby.
Which is why the pro-abortion fanatics are now fighting against ultrasounds of fetuses. They claim it is a plot of the male dominant medical profession to keep women pregnant and, therefore, under men's thumb. This sounds so utterly ridiculous, does it not? They also claim that the heartbeat is manufactured as is the picture of the "baby" which they insist is still only a mass of tissue, like a tumor until it is completely out of the womb.
They fight tooth and nail against any sort of requirement that pregnant women who come in for an abortion be given an ultrasound. Because when women see what they are carrying, they know it is not a mass of tissue...like a tumor. It is a baby.
These pro-abortion fanatics are crazy. They are science deniers. They are anti-woman, anti-family and anti-man. The Women's March and the Day Without A Woman was mostly about abortion and against anybody...but mostly Trump (who is not anti-abortion..go figure)...who dares to inform them about their body or their body's function or what may be good for a growing fetus. This is why these Feminists (gag at the word) were marching against the Center For Disease Control for daring to advise pregnant women that drinking is harmful to the fetus. HOW DARE THE CDC TELL WOMEN WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR OWN BODY!
These pro-abortion fanatics refuse to accept the responsibility of being human, of caring for the next generation and of the most basic of moral truths of humanity; that to extinguish a human life is an act to be avoided. That murder is wrong. When a woman chooses to extinguish her unborn child, it is murder. Even in extenuating circumstances of the most dire, it is murder. Even to save the life of the woman, it is murder. A human life is ended. The newly conceived are human life. They are not skin cells. They are not tumors. They are human life, which may or may not come to full term. Ending its progress is not to be taken lightly....but it is all too often.
Why do I think this way? I am an atheist and atheists do not believe in the soul, so what difference should it make? Many might be surprised that there are lots of atheists who think as I do; that each life has so much potential and each life is unique and that the loss of any newly conceived means that unique life will never be again given its one life to gain its own potential.
So...Jim, your topic continues with the abortion mentioned in the OP. I apologize for helping to carry it down this track...but I never think the topic of abortion can get too much sunlight. I hope you agree, my friend.
Chris you end by writing:
<<The issues are far too complex to simply be resolved by the enacting, repealing or enforcement of 'Laws'.
If rigid enforcement of rules could solve the ills of the human race we would have had Utopia millennia ago. The human race has had no shortage of rules and regulations. What we have is a shortage of responsibility, wisdom, love and common sense. >>
Indeed, but since we cannot force "responsibility, wisdom, love and common sense" upon humanity, laws and regulations whether of a government or a deity, will have to do.
I am saddened enough for one day... or maybe I am just tired. Up last night with chicken movement, that is, the chickens were caught and transported to the plant last night.
Later, my friends. Hugs to you all and to your loved ones.
"The Ox is slow, but the Earth is patient."