When a mother makes the decision to willingly abort her innocent unborn baby, can she be correctly classified as a murderer? This has been, and will probably remain, an ongoing debate. While many Christians aren’t hesitant in citing Bible scriptures, such as Exodus 20:13, which says, “Thou shalt not kill,” their opponents, such as Planned Parenthood, insists that having an abortion is a “legal and safe procedure” that often leaves the woman feeling “relieved.” In any case, Texas Governor Rick Perry, by signing a new sonogram law, has added fuel to this long-lasting dispute.
The newly signed law, mentioned in greater detail at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/health/7608581.html, goes into effect September 1 and requires a doctor to describe the fetus’ features and allow women to hear the fetal heartbeat no less than 1 hour before an abortion procedure is performed. The following video gives even more insight to this law:
Needless to say, many groups were against this law going into effect. One such group, known as the Center for Reproductive Rights, went as far as to file a lawsuit in an attempt to delay implementation of the law. Nancy Northup, the president for this organization, believes that allowing this law to be enforced is equivalent to being “held hostage and subjected to an anti-choice agenda.” Furthermore, Northup bluntly stated that the law is “based on outdated stereotypes that women are too immature or too incompetent to make important decisions.” More of Northup’s thoughts and opinions may be accessed at the following blog:http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/06/state-sued-to-stop-new-abortio.html. Beware, though, while this blog is good in the sense that it pursues a newsworthy topic and uses graphic and expressive language to communicate the blogger’s ideas, there are no artistic elements included. In other words, the blogger failed to include any relevant links, pictures or videos. Adding such elements would have greatly enhanced the total overall perception of this blog.
Getting back to the subject at hand, deciding to have an abortion is, undoubtedly, an incredulously hard decision to make without having to deal with the additional pressure of listening to a very precise and vivid description of one’s unborn child. However, regardless as to whether you believe the act of prematurely terminating a human life is justifiable or not, the fact of the matter is that unless this law is blocked, all women considering such a procedure will have to undergo these extra steps starting September 1. This procedure, Governor Perry feels, will ultimately produce a decline in the number of unborn innocent lives in Texas.