- Posted October 28, 2012 by
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Texas Republicans Seek To Legislate Theology
A recent decision by the 5th District Court of Appeals allows the state of Texas ban funding to facilities that "promotes or performs abortions" according to Gov. Rick Perry.
See More: cnn.com/2012/10/26/us/texas-abortion-ruling/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
I understand the point some are making in defense of their anti abortion stance, but it's still a theology and primarily makes an assumption of what the definition of life is in it's entirety.
That's a pretty BIG assumption to be making on every level, not just the legal. If any certain group is allowed to define and determine what life is in it's entirety, and legislate that, then nah, I don't want anything to do with it. It's fundamentally unconstitutional and totally un-American on every level as well.
What this says overall and legislates:
That certain Texans have philosophical and theological views are better than everyone else’s, so they are going to legislate those views as more important than everyone else’s.
Not only that, these same Texans with these same philosophical and theological views are better than everyone else’s health care, social, economic and developmental views, to name a few.
The Texas government and people are now in the business of picking the winners and losers of morals, theologies and philosophies and legislating these.
I think most abortions are probably chosen by most women because they want to try to avoid the tremendous restriction to social, economic, educational, emotional, career and life development during primary development years. Young women have little, if any true resources at all. That includes all women from any family or social strata.
A young women usually with no resources that will likely go through anywhere from 1
yr. to a lifetime catching up in life. Man, that's a heavy price you're asking these women to endure, especially if they typically don't have the resources. And that includes recovering the life and emotional skill development that is lost.
I've known several women that have elected to have the procedure when they were younger. Emotionally, I saw it tear them up. They all understood the life possibility concept. They all went through seeing themselves as a mother, and seeing the child, yet unborn. They went through that.
They also saw raising a child in a world they had no resources to afford. And how their child would suffer, have far less chances at being a success themselves and a worry for needs the baby will have.
A woman will go through all of this and more. By instinct, knows the consequences, seen from all sides. She feels the spiritual lose from an abortion. She also feels and endured the social and developmental lose in herself and her child's life for a long, long time if not for their entire lives.
Don't try to make it seem like women doesn't know or understand all of this, they do.
What Texans are trying to do is make it where a woman has to choose between two things she feels at the same time that are equally important to her. Your legislating the limits of that choice for philosophic and theological reasons, an intangible.
I don’t support this type of attack on womens rights. This is one of the primary reasons I can't bring myself to vote Republican.