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January 23, 2006

Marking 33 years of a mistake

On this day 33 years ago, the decision for Roe v. Wade was read, and groups both in support and opposition have come out in rallies and protests over a decision that still brings millions of people to arms. What gets ignored most by those in favor of abortion? Virginia Centrist summed it up best (this remains a favorite quote of mine two and a half weeks after the fact):
If abortion is wrong, then it is wrong on a cataclysmic scale.
Forget the Nazi concentration camps. Ignore the genocides that ocurred in the "Killing Fields" in Cambodia. Do not pay any attention to the dead soldiers from World War II. If life begins at conception, abortion has killed far more than all these examples combined. Even if life begins after the end of the first trimester, abortion would be a massive killer.

I proposed a Constitutional amendment a few months ago that would be best in overturning Roe v. Wade (should the SCOTUS not do so), and I believe it is still a good one (this is in reference to the suggestion of the creation of an amendment banning abortion).
By making abortion unconstitutional except in the case of putting the mother's life at risk, more questions may arise. In what situations are the mother's life at risk? This is very rare. An amendment to the Constitution, and goes against a smaller government model. What needs to happen is that abortion is described as it really is: murder. It can be tried the exact same way. In most cases, it is a clear-cut murder case. In others, it can be like death due to self-defense; if the mother's life is truly at risk, proving it should not be too hard.
In the end, the choice of the mother entirely disregards the rights of the unborn child. This needs to change.