If you break into my house and threaten my wife and kids; expect to be shot. And hopefully killed. Self defense is one of the most dominant of American traits. And really, it makes sense that it be so. After all, I have the freedomw to call mine what is mine. To sell it, keep it or give it away. It’s the cornerstone of what makes us great.
I’m also a father. And when going into the delivery room for each of my children, I pulled the doc aside, looked her dead in the eye, and said “If at any time there is to be a choice, a choice between my wife or the baby, be very clear that it is my expectation you will not flinch when I tell you to save my wife.” I get the whole choice thing when it comes to weighing the tender balance of two lives.
So I get that there are certain cases where a person would make a choice to take the life of another. I do. If my wife’s life would have been put in danger due to the pregnancy, I would without a doubt, terminate that pregnancy. Without a doubt. But equally so, there would be no doubt that what I was doing was weighing one human life against another. It wouldn’t cross my mind that what I was doing was removing a wart or mole. It would sadden me greatly that I was ending the life of my child.
And because of that, I understand the argument being made in Raleigh.
Family members of murder victims spoke to a Chapel Hill crowd Saturday in support of proposed legislation that would recognize unborn children as victims in homicide cases.
“You can’t tell me it is not a human being,” Blaine said of Nielsen’s unborn child.
She’s right. The man that took her daughter’s life not only robbed a mother of her daughter, but a grandmother of her grandchild. In that one act, that man took two human lives. It’s time this law is passed. And then extrapolated. Extrapolated into anti-abortion laws in cases where it makes sense; health of mother/child and victim of crime.
But the left won’t allow it:
When similar bills have been introduced, various women’s rights and pro-choice groups have spoken against it.
And that’s gross.
I think the problem is that if they define a fetus as a person in the case of a murder, it inadvertently defines abortion as murder. Or that may be their intention in the first place.
Or that may be their intention in the first place.
I hope not. Further, I get the feel here in Raleigh that these folks would describe themselves as pro-choice.
it inadvertently defines abortion as murder.
I would hope that abortion law could be written to protect the victims of crimes [rape/incest] and not be funneled in by this legislation.
In the end, I would be happy with a definition of these children as being people.