I know, this is yesterday’s news but I had to weigh in on it after some thought. I don’t think this is a law we should be making. That doesn’t make me for or against abortion, I just think it should be up to the individual(s) involved, namely the mother, and not legislation. I am probably the only person in the world that does not have any strong feelings about abortion, one way or the other. I do, however, have very strong feelings about the government taking our rights away. This is a very personal matter and should be treated as such. With the overpopulation of the world and the many children that grow up in insufficient homes with unworthy parents, I really think we should be taking a broader look at this.
Do we really want to be creating a situation of neglect that a child is imprisoned to? Will the child grow up to be the next serial killer due to the effects of his/her environment? Rape victims as the article mentions are not an exception. Do you really want this memory haunting you the rest of your life? Ever time the child screams in the middle of the night do you want that to remind the mother of her own screams for help? I really think it is time the government takes a backseat in these matters and leave the rights in the hands of those involved. Sometimes more laws does not make it better.