We all recognize that life is precious, especially the lives of our children. The problem is that we do not recognize or remember that our children grow within their mother’s bodies and it is the mother who is as important in the process as the fetus that is growing inside of her.
Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp (R-Georgia), signed the Fetal Heartbeat Bill. In layman’s terms, abortion is allowed until a heartbeat of a fetus is detected. The problem is that that a heartbeat is detected within five to six weeks of pregnancy, when many women may not be aware that they are pregnant.
Without directly saying so, Governor Kemp has signed a law that bans all abortions.
I don’t know if the Governor or his team consulted with any doctors, but my heart of hearts tells me with that this is wrong. A woman’s right to choose is an unalienable right. The problem is that many still believe that a woman does not have the right to choose how to live her life (which extends to if and/or when she has a child).
While I understand the point of view of those who are pro-life, I disagree with them. If a woman has an abortion, for whatever reason she has it, that decision is between herself, her doctor, her G-d (if she belongs to a particular faith) and the father (if there is a father). Outside of that small circle, no one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her life or her future.
4 thoughts on “Thoughts On the Fetal Heartbeat Bill”
I honestly don’t understand why politicians in the United States are so damn invested in insuring that women are not allowed to have abortions. Like you’ve said above, the choice is for the woman, her doctor, her faith. It’s not for a male politician to think he knows better about. If people are pro-life, they don’t have to have an abortion. That does not mean that they deserve the right to push those beliefs on everyone.
My heart hurts for the women in in Georgia, the women who will be directly affected by this. They’re not being treated fairly, they’re not being treated as equals, they’re being treated as lesser humans.
I agree with you, no one should have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body.
P.S. Sorry if this comment sounded angry – it’s not meant to come across as angry. I just get very opinionated when I hear of women having their decisions and rights stripped away from them. Ya know?