Those who think they can decide what goes on in the uteri of other people…they make me sick.
I’ll just keep putting up my flyers and spreading the word, hoping that my state wises up and sees that Initiative 26 will hurt us. It will make abortion illegal in all cases, regardless of rape or incest or the situation of the one forced to bear a child they may not want or be able to support.
It will redefine life as starting at the moment of conception, which is ignorant, as even if an egg is fertilized, it often doesn’t implant in the uterine wall—thus meaning that a common early-pregnancy miscarriage could result in an arrest and potential imprisonment. Redefining life this way could, and, if I know my state, would result in the banning of birth control and the IUD. I’ve seen many anti-choicers deny this, but the fact of the matter is that if life is defined as beginning at conception, the pills or devices that thin the lining of the uterine wall or in any way prevent the zygote from implanting…well, the anti-choicers and this new amendment would consider that “murder.” Assisted reproductive technology would become illegal as well.
This amendment goes way to far. It will cost our taxpayers a ridiculous amount of money, it will result in more teen pregnancies in a state where that’s already a huge problem, it will force desperate people to seek unsafe and potentially deadly abortions, it will result in more unwanted children that are left to rot in the hell that is the backed-up adoption system.
All because this state values clumps of cells more than living, breathing, feeling, thinking people.
And people wonder why I weep for humanity.