There was a time when abortions were simply a part of life in the United States. Historian Leslie Reagan says up until around 1880, abortions were legal and widely practiced. They were only illegal after quickening, a subjective term used to describe when a pregnant woman could feel the fetus moving. In her book, “When Abortion Was a Crime,” Reagan says, “Not even the Catholic Church believed life existed before that.” Before 1880, abortion drugs were a booming business. Those who wanted to regulate that business were mainly worried about poisoning, not as Reagan notes, moral, religious, or political issues. But the American Medical Association began a crusade in 1857 to make abortion illegal.
In 1873, Congress passed the Comstock Law, which banned abortion drugs nationwide. By 1880, abortion was illegal in most states, unless it was necessary to save the life of the woman. According to Reagan, the initial desire came from physicians who wanted to push out their competition, primarily midwives and homeopaths. Leaders also feared abortion was contributing to the fall of birth rates among white women. It wasn’t until the 1960s when the women’s liberation movement gained steam that reproductive rights took center stage Roe versus Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, passed in 1973. But since then, states have enacted more than 1,000 laws that limit access to the procedure.
Abortion Exceptions In Cases Of Rape
Only the person who did it has to pay for the crime, not their families And God forbid, not their innocent children. To me, that seems right and that seems fair. But when they say that babies conceived in rape or incest should be aborted what they’re doing is rejecting that sense of justice. What they’re saying is that the child must also pay for the crime that the child has no right to live because of what her dad did despite the fact that she had nothing to do with the original act. So, let me ask you, is the baby guilty here? Did the baby do anything to deserve punishment? The death sentence, Should the baby suffer an even greater punishment and pay the ultimate price for what her dad did? Because let’s not forgotten that the baby is also innocent here.
Let’s not forget that the baby is just as much a victim as the mother. Aborting the child doesn’t erase the original crime. At this point what’s done is done. We can’t undo that, the trauma has already happened. So why should we call for her extermination? Why should we justify her death sentence? And why should we deny her the right to live? Because you see, abortion is not a neutral act. Abortion is an additional act of violence an additional act of violence against an innocent child.
The baby has no idea what has gone on. She didn’t do anything to deserve this. She’s sucking her thumb, growing, developing, hiccupping just like any other baby who might have been “planned. ” So she, too, deserves the right to live and to be born and who are we to say someone deserves to live and someone else doesn’t? If every human is created equal, as we like to say, then every human life should be protected, in the womb and out of the womb, no matter how we came into this world.