For years I had no right to an opinion on abortion, because I am a man and I can’t have a baby. And I still believe that but now with a caveat. I DO have an opinion on murder. It’s wrong. It’s immoral, it’s unlawful. And that is why the Texas “heartbeat” law is spot on. Women would never consider killing a puppy or a kitten with a heartbeat so why is right for them to kill a fetus which has a heartbeat?
In Texas, the ‘Heartbeat” statue has been codified. They were having 150 abortions a DAY. That is 55,000 abortions a year and, that is the equivalent to the population of a moderate size city. Using abortion as a form of Birth Control is barbaric. Birth control pills have been around for FIFTY years. Condoms have been around since the beginning of time. And there is even the Morning After pill if you “forget” everything else.
Let me get personal. Years ago my wife and I wanted to adopt a baby. It took us FOUR years of waiting to finally get a 4 month old girl. So it is not that there is no demand for babies. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of couples are waiting patiently to adopt a child. Every abortion makes it more difficult for responsible people to give a good home to a deserving baby.
I think that because the word abortion has become so common, it has become abstract. It doesn’t mean anything to people. BUT when you give that fetus a heartbeat, it makes them a person. And if you kill the heartbeat, you are a murderer. The Texas statute is simple. It places the onus on a doctor and his assistants to deny abortion if a heartbeat is detected in a fetus after six weeks of pregnancy. Is six weeks enough? Maybe the similar Mississippi law which does virtually the same thing but after thirteen weeks of pregnancy is better. The time limit is not for us to decide.
And the simplicity of the Texas Heartbeat Law is what makes it so appropriate. Sure, a doctor can perform an abortion at any time. The Governor of Virginia even approves killing a live baby after birth, if the woman says she wants an “abortion.” The Texas law simply states that IF a doctor performs an abortion after six weeks or when a fetal heartbeat is detected, he or she and his or her assistants can be sued in a civil court. And there are provisions for rape or health consequences for the mother.
When conception takes place has been debated for decades The detectable heartbeat of a fetus simply proves that it is a living person. We have laws against killing living people. It’s high time we take another serious look at rampant abortions which are actually legal homicide. Texas is leading the way. More power to them.