Friday, March 10, 2006

Really, Really, Really Pro-Life...

I'm not the biggest fan of abortion, but I can't help but to be amazed at the ridiculous bill passed in South Dakota which basically outlaws abortion in all cases unless it's done to save the woman's life.

Yes, this includes victims of rape and incest. Not even they are exempt from this abortion ban.

So long Roe v. Wade...

- ACL

4 "Insiders" spoke their mind. Join in...:

Anonymous said...

Good for South Dakota!

Abortion should be outlawed all over the country! Murder is murder!

Diane said...

I'm afraid I have to agree with anonymous on this one. Actually, I struggle with abortion even to save the mother's life. I have never been in that situation, or had it happen to someone close to me, thank God.

I don't agree with abortion even in incest and rape situations. We have to live with other injustices done to us, and I don't think killing an innocent child is the answer to dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, rape or incest.

The Bible's 6th Commandment is: Thou shalt not kill.......pretty plain.

Yasser Rahman said...

Its a pretty strong Law...but is Abortion murder? Abortion is ok, but it needs to be properly justified, sleeping around and getting pregnant isnt an excuse.. Glad someone acctualy brought out a law, but theres some fine tuning thats required to that one

Andre said...

Thanks for your comments.

@ anoymous: Just curious, just HOW MUCH of a contributor to Fox News are you?

@ Diane: I think that you hit the point in the head when you said "I have never been in that situation..." I think that, too often, legislators, clergy, and pro-life enthusiasts try to impose law as THEY believe it should be; without ever being in the situation themselves. I'll admit, however, many pro-lifers have committed abortion themselves at one point; giving them justifiable grounds to speak out against the act. But, most anti-abortionists have never went through the ordeal themselves. Being ignorant of the physical and mental affects that abortion can have makes them desensitized to the one committing the abortion.

Secondly, while I agree that Bible clearly points out that "Thou shalt not kill", I have to tackle this from a few angles:

(1) The commandment "Thou shalt not kill" is really not as general as the King James version of the Bible seems to suggest. The commandment actually refers to premeditated, unjustified killing, especially with malice, hatred, or evil intent. That's where we get the idea of "murder versus manslaughter". If you think about it, even God ordered killings; sometimes killings of entire cities (women and children included). But the thing is: He did so in righteous judgment on a people whose corruption had led to extreme wickedness.

(2) Yes. The Bible says "Thou shall not kill". But, what about the 110 million people in this country who don't practice Christianity? If this country is as much of diverse "melting pot" as it claims to be, then national legislation should not be based on individual interpretation of right and wrong...especially if "right and wrong" is determined by one person's faith (even if Christianity is dominant).

Do I think that abortion is a sin? Absolutely. Do I think it's murder? No. Do I think that it's forgivable in God's eyesight? Absolutely. Do I think this is something that man can use to 'impose' their personal beliefs on others? No.

@ yasser: I totally agree. If our nation finally adopts legislation outlawing abortion (key word: "If"), then they really should do some more work on that law. S. Dakota's law is absurd!