One of the great lies in the debate over legal abortion is the ”Right” saying they are the side of “Right to Life”. I’ve done a little research on just where this mime came from and unfortunately I’ve come up with too many answers to say for sure. What I can say for sure is that it is only half true. They really don’t care about the life the fetus gets, only that it gets to live. Once Born, most, if not all, Right to Lifers could care less about the newborn.
In fact they really could care less about the unborn child. To confirm this just look at all of the programs the Right to Lifers, or Conservative Movement, GOP, and/or Republicans support that provide pre-natal care. I’ll wait for you to list them (please do in the comments). ……….. Done? As for myself I could find none. zip, nadda, none. Not to be too brutal but it seems that the babies involved are of little importance to all of the political leadership. Quite Trumpian.
So, what is the Republican who thinks of themselves as apposing abortion on moral grounds. And who does care about the newborn to do? I’d recommend you start promoting programs for pre-natal care. For newborn care. For child care. For very good schools. An this should be for all children, no means testing, no testing on the parents. Any Takes Out There?
For the past few days a great deal has been written and said about Donald Trump’s statement about women who get abortions should be punished, even for murder. I’m not goi g to debate whether he said what is being attributed. Personally, I was watching the interview and heard what Mr. Trump said. So let’s look at the real issue here. If abortion is made a crime and that persons who perform the abortion can be punished for the act of performing an abortion; where does that leave the person who had the abortion?
To make things simple for our discussion lets go with the hypothetical case where you are a legal person from the moment of conception (not a position I would take but it will simplify out reasoning). This means that any medical procedure that would result in the death of the embryo- fetus- baby, would be in facade, a type of homicide aka murder. In fact most abortion procedures now in use would be considered ‘willful and deliberate’, or ‘with premeditation ‘. In jurisdictions where the death penalty are still used, this would be just the kind of crime the death penalty was intended for. So anyone performing an abortion would be guilty of the worst kind of homicide.
So let’s go with this case: A person contracts with another person for that person to dire earthly kill a third person. Would not that first person February just as guilty of murder as the second person who actually committed the merder. In ever jurisdiction I know about this is the case. If you arrange for someone to kill another person you are just as guilty as the person who did the actual act.
Therefore, if abortion is an act of homicide and the person conducting the abortion is guilty of homicide, then the person contracting (arranging) the abortion is also guilty of homicide.