Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I saw a story on KATV tonight that made my head spin. Here is the link: http://www.katv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14259671.

Essentially, a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban abortions after 21 weeks of pregnancy. He is including supporting documents such as babies at different stages of development in the womb, in order to support his cause. Yet the committee it has to go through has ruled that some of the pictures he is using - those of a live baby holding a doctor's finger during an in-utero surgery, not an abortion - are too graphic.

Too graphic.

So, that's how the Committee on Public Health is going to kill this bill? By saying that a picture of a baby holding onto someone's finger is too graphic?

So many thoughts are going through my head right now.

If you don't support this bill, have the balls to come right out and say it. But don't belittle it's sponsor by saying that he provided "graphic images." To me, that is cowardly. Members of the committee are saying that they don't want the images, which are publicly recorded, to be seen by children.

Well, you know what? I think it would help young kids to more fully grasp the issue of life and abortion. Don't hide the truth from them. They need to know and understand that a baby - even one merely 4 months old in the womb - is a person. It has fingers and toes. A heartbeat. The ability to grasp and feel objects. It is alive.

I am going to write to the representative who introduced this bill and offer my support.

1 comment:

Jodie said...

I'm so glad to see your post about this. Actually motivates me this morning, as I'm getting ready to head to the capitol in about 15 minutes. Rep. Andy Mayberry asked us to come speak for the bill, even as a parent who chose not to abort their special needs baby who ended up passing away on his own (well you know what happened but others reading this do not). It was not our choice to make. And had we made a choice like that, Eli wouldn't have saved another child's life through organ/tissue donation (who could easily be one of the grandchildren of one of these state reps, etc.). EVERY child has a right to life! Not an inconvenience like some think it is! Love you Stacy! Thanks for the boost this morning. Needed it!