After New York passed a controversial new abortion law late-term abortions are virtually an on-demand prospect. Faithwire’s Will Maule explains:
Simply put, the RHA will allow for the termination of fully formed babies. The killings can take place if the patient is 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, if there is an absence of fetal viability, or, if “the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.”
Critically, however, the intentional ambiguity of that last part allows for the destruction of the baby at any point during pregnancy should the doctor deem the mother’s wellbeing is at risk. The term “wellbeing” is, in itself, terrifyingly non-specific. So, with regards to these life and death decisions, physicians will be asked to assess “all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the wellbeing of the patient.”
Effectively, abortion will be available “on demand” up until birth — if the woman wants to terminate her fully-formed child because she claims it is too much for her to deal with financially, emotionally or otherwise, she will be allowed to do so.
Troubling stuff, which has left me feeling much the same way I did after watching those Planned Parenthood videos a few years back.
Just remember, as you watch this video (below) that addresses abortion by pointing out early human development milestones, the pro-choice argument is basically this: somewhere between conception and birth the thing that’s definitely not a baby actually becomes a human baby. The best question you can ask someone if they go this route, is when, exactly, does someone become human? They will not answer this with any specificity, and for very good reason: there is no answer. They will likely offer vague terms like viability sentience.
The problem with those definitions of life is that they are completely arbitrary.
They are immeasurable, inexact and quite frankly silly standards on which to base the definition of human life on. Are we to believe that a baby in the womb is not a human life and then magically, within a single and impossible to detect moment viability switches on, they suddenly are human? Sentience also falls apart, in particular, because when we apply this standard of life those of us living outside the womb, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that there are plenty of instances us alive people don’t have sentience – like when we’re taking a nap, or perhaps put under during a surgery. Does that mean if someone walked in and murdered them while they had no sentience, it wouldn’t matter because they’re not a human being at that moment? Of course not. Once again, this is an arbitrary standard.
Your DNA forms right after conception, it’s the essence of who you are. Your blueprint. Within 2 weeks the nervous system is completed, then the heartbeat comes next, followed by the spinal cord. By week EIGHT, all structures are present in the human body.
Yet, New York just passed a law that allows late-term abortions. It’s unconscionable and America should be praying for God’s forgiveness.