This law was written by a Democrat (and black and women
) for all you yelling death to the GOP (although I myself am not opposed to that). Also, for those of you talking with apodino, part of being pro-choice means that you CHOOSE. So if apodino CHOOSES life, good on him. He is not telling you to not abort your child, he is simply saying he doesn't want to kill his.
He wants the choice to be illegal. He's anti-choice.
Let me make one thing clear. I am under no delusion that Abortion will be illegal anytime soon, and I also believe that the absolute wrong approach to this is to try to court stack in order to get favorable rulings. (Because what inevitably happens is if a court ruling dramatically changes the landscape of issues such as Abortion, you get a lot of unintended consequences that end up harming society. Citizens United is the best example) Another thing I question is some of the tactics used by those against abortion. Demonizing women who have had abortions, not to mention torching abortion clinics and shooting up doctors who provide abortions is not the right way to handle anything, and it is not going to bring people over to your side. I have no doubt in my mind that a far better approach is to be more sympathetic to women who might have had abortions and regret it. Also you have to work to reduce unintended pregnancies, and also as everyone on here says, you cannot just stop caring for these children after they are born. You have to provide safety nets and stuff for these women even after the child is born, including, but not limited to, paid child care, paid maternal leave, single payer health care, and access to a good education for the child. Because at the political level, it is mainly Republicans who are pro-life and Democrats who are pro-choice, and Republicans are generally against all the things I mention for fiscal reasons, there is the illusion among many out there that if you are pro-life, you are also against all the things that I mention. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, about 20 percent of people who are registered Democrats also identify as pro-life.(Including the woman who wrote the law that was struck down) If the mainstream democrats were more welcoming of this group into the party, you would be able to pass a lot more of the progressive ideas I mention, such as single payer healthcare, paid child care, paid maternity leave, etc. I am also going to point out that you are seeing a surge of latino voters getting involved in the process. Latino's are a demographic that tend to favor Democrats. I don't want to bring religion into this, but Latino voters are largely Catholic, and I would argue that this is a much bigger issue among Catholics than other denominations.
That being said, one other thing I want to mention is the role of our for profit health care system in all of this. Abortion is a very lucrative business financially. People that provide it make a lot of money, and naturally they want to protect that money. This is why they lobbied against a parental notification bill that just passed in Florida. (Which should be a no brainer in my opinion.) In fact, when underage girls come to a clinic such as Planned Parenthood for an abortion, they will provide the abortion, but look the other way on other things. Mainly that unless the pregnancy was the result of two teenage lovebirds, what you have with a pregnant teenage girl is proof of Statutory Rape. But this never gets reported to the authorities. And the pervs who capitalize on this continue to victimize other vulnerable girls. (I know Planned Parenthood is technically a non-profit, but their leadership runs it with the mindset of a for profit)
The OT commands abortions to be performed, and makes no fuzz about killing pregnant women, children or newborn babies ... heck god himself slow killed a new born instead of having King David stoned for murder. Different from slavery, that is absolutely supported by the Bible, there isn´t support for the "pro-life" stance.
It’s obvious why both the old and New Testament have the content they do and it’s that those were the prevailing morals at the time, some of those are still acceptable and some not, it isn’t making morals, it’s following and so shouldn’t be used as a guide to moral behaviour.
Actually..... if you randomly pick one of the 600+ commandments and follow them, you are quite likely to end up in prison....
Back on the topic however Apodino hasn’t justified why I should be legally compelled to give my blood to someone else, my guess is that he’s already too worn out from all the gymnastics that’s had to be done already.
and you very likely won´t..... and why stop with blood? Why not kidney, bone marrow and such, and of course mandatory, no-opt out, organ donation after death. Salvaging anything usable from a carcass has exactly zero health downside for the spare part shop after all, and not having a will, being dead and all ..... that has to come a long time before anyone nags about abortions.
My response to that is this. Abortion actually murders a fetus. The abortionist tools literally stab the fetus in the skull. If the woman doesn't want to use her body to carry the baby, at least protect the life of the baby after its removed from the Uterus. I know this may be impossible in some cases, but I believe that the attempt should be made to do so. I am an organ donor myself and I want my organs to be used to save lives after death. One issue I see here is if you tried to mandate that, you would get a lawsuit from Jehovah's Witnesses on first amendment grounds, that they would probably win because of the relgious argument. I would also argue that not giving blood is not murder. A person may die if they don't get blood, but the reason that they died isn't because they didn't get blood, its because of the disease that led to that in the first place. In the case of Abortion, the abortionist literally kills the Fetus with his tools. That is not happening in the other cases you illustrate. That being said, I would encourage everyone to give blood and be an organ donor, and I also believe that the ban on Gays giving blood needs to be lifted. There is no rationale for it at all.