Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Congress Wants To Ban All Abortions

Last night I was watching regular network TV (Fox), something I really don't do very often these days. I saw about a dozen different political ads in the couple of hours I was sitting there. The one that really stood out as being absurd was the most recent ad by Barbara Boxer's campaign.

You can view it here.

If you believed the ad, there just a step away from banning ALL abortions in this country, even when the mother's life is at risk. Now I'd like to see the data on that. She says that there are members in Congress that want to ban abortions. All of them. I want her to name names. Why? Because I don't believe it. I can't think of a Senator nor a Congress person that wants to ban abortions in the cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is in danger.

Now, let's talk about the dirty little secrets "pro-choicers" don't talk about. If Roe v. Wade gets overturned, not a likely prospect, it will not outlaw abortions. WHAT?!?!?! That's right. The overturn of Roe v. Wade will not outlaw abortion.

It would simply return the right to outlaw or not outlaw the practice to the state, where it should be anyway. If you live in California, it's very likely that you will not have trouble getting an abortion. If you live in a more conservative state, you may have to go to a neighboring state.

My attitude on the whole issue is that it should, in fact, be a function of the state to legalize or outlaw abortion. Any state that does outlaw the practice (obviously excepting the cases of rape, incest, and health of the mother) should encourage adoption programs to give mother's an option outside of abortion and to place these children in homes with parents that want them and would bring them up to be productive citizens.