My Dear Readers,
We have to write current events in school each week. I nearly always seem to find a topic that lights my fire. And so, I get just a little carried away. Once I wrote about the horrible conditions people with disabilities in Armenia are facing. One time I wrote about a horse that I had the chance to see in a show who was recently adopted out. You get my point- I scour the paper until I find THAT topic! Well, as you will see from my below current event, I have a most difficult time assuming the unbiased reporter role. Haha I'm not even sure this will count as a current event, but thought I should share...mainly because the quote at the top and at the bottom are amazing pieces of poetry that everyone should read. So feel free to skip over my opinionated essay if you would like! Your Blogger,
“ What is abortion, Mommy? Can you tell me what it is? I bet it’s something good, for you are Mommy and mommies do what is good. Mommy, what is happening? What is going on? Something is not right, Mommy. Something is very wrong. Mommy, what is happening? They are taking me away. Before they make me go, I want to say I love you very much and always remember me, for I will be with you in your memory.” ~Jessica Corrill
This week a federal judge blocked part of North Carolina’s new abortion law. The law had said that it was required for all who were going through with an abortion to have a 24 hour waiting period before, where other options and risks were explained. And she must also have to look at the ultrasound picture of her baby, and have the chance to feel its heartbeat. This, doctors and proponents thought, would give the mother to be opportunity to thoroughly think over her decision and spare her some of the emotional pain an abortion would cause. And although many parts of this bill were passed, the mandatory ultrasound was not .
Abortion-rights groups and attorneys for abortion providers disagreed with the ultrasound. They said that by showing the woman the picture, it would actually cause her to experience more emotional pain."If the ultrasound requirements were put into effect, this law would place doctors in a murky legal situation and inflict unnecessary harm on women," said Katy Parker, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation. "The state should not be using women's bodies as political pawns, as this law clearly seeks to do."
(The above from AZCentral news)
Although there were some major conflictions this bill brought up, the majority of it was upheld. Included in that majority is the 24-hour waiting period, because other states have similar times, and Mississippi saw a drop in abortions because of it.
Now, I’m not trying to write an editorial piece here, but who is thinking about the baby’s pain? We (this nation) are so obsessed with the woman’s discomfort, and how the woman feels, and what rights the woman has, that we are not even considering this little life form whose being is at stake here! The woman has said she is willing to murder her child. That SHOULD bring emotional discomfort- and if it doesn’t she clearly has issues. How could anyone live with themselves after knowing they killed God’s most precious creation- without even giving it a chance at life? Ultrasound or not, nothing can lessen that fact. She just murdered her own child.
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. ~Psalm 139: 14-16