A Heart Beat Bill would basically solve the conflict of views making a middle ground between abortionists and Right to LIFE advocates.
Almost every baby viable after the fetus has a heart beat. The chances of a miscarriage drop drastically once a heart is beating in the womb. A real human is on its way. The Issue of Viability is not really an issue at this point.
My concern has always been acting against a person in the womb which could feel or sense aggression. I figured that if the nerve system could cause a heart beat the baby could also have a sense of feeling and possibly an infant awareness. The later an abortion the greater awareness and feeling. As days go by more awareness and more feeling makes the abortion more horrific. Nurses have said they have seen babies in a ultrasound move away from the instruments used in the abortion.
So, In theory if an abortion must be done, the earlier the better. Logically, to do the least harm would be to have No abortion but at the very least before the Heart is Beating. And to be fair. Most Women if they were aware would chose to do the abortion earlier than later.
In a Modern Democratic Society the issue we all support is Liberty. We want full control over what happens in our lives. Limited Gov’t. The freedom of Person are essential to Human rights. Life has a lot of people in it who do things out of our control. Politicians, Police, Parents, Kids, Bosses, Spouses all are outside of ourselves and we all live with some sense of compromise. Society is a mix of control and surrender from all parties.
On another serious issue. Some of our children are dealing with Self Harm and self expression. Some Kids Cut themselves. They do it because they feel they cant be heard. They feel life wont go their way. Kids feel pressure and a need to vent anger. If kids cant beat up their problem or conquer it and essentially they fell loss and emotional imprisonment. If you cant touch this or that some decide to act against themselves. Some youth say, no one can tell me what I can do with their own body. So they act against themselves. At least they have Liberty there. In a sense they take vengeance out on themselves. (and in the quiet of their mind they shout, you cant be around all the time to stop me.) (I have an OP about it on my blog.)
This sense of the need for control is what I am getting at. I will do as I want is a factor in the human make up. This can run in conflict with other peoples rights. When we take actions against another we have to deal with human rights. Human dignity is hand in glove and a important topic. People want a safe free livable existence. Unwrapping all that can be complex. I submit these things are directly relate to Abortion.
IF Pregnant mothers cut the baby from the womb, they are making a drastic choice. Its far bigger than good or evil. Its far more than when life begins. It involves a baby. Its about a life life plan from a mother who may not have taken the time to make up a 40 page life plan. Seriously, Who does?
And abortion is a drastic decision. Its sort of like seeing someone at the bottom of a pool who is drowning. You can act and get wet even ruin some clothes and risk your life. Or walk away and suffer emotional baggage trying to remove the effects of you not acting to preserving life.
So here we have a Mother who is a ship who floating in the sea of life, going along, possibly having a few Ideas about life, but then, Wham, a strong current comes up. Where will life take them? Maybe the event is a “accident” or maybe a “love child” but regardless choices are upon them. Mothers are forced in a matter of days to make choices. In the middle Life and whatever they had on their plate Boom they are forced to prepare for a New imposed life plan. This takes control out of their hands. And they are taught, from their birth not to let anyone control them.
Their situation to some degree is not much different to someone having their legs blown off or for someone to lose their hearing or someone falling overboard a ship. They are met with the rest of their lives in a moment. With all seriousness at their front door they have to live with it what has happened there is no reversing, they are pregnant. People are called upon in life to make hard choices. It can be the most exciting time of their life or they can make it the worst.
Our society has always been imaginative. Maybe we can avoid getting our legs blown off. Maybe we can save ourselves from breaking our back. Maybe we can have a life Jacket and build better ships! Maybe we can Eliminate a baby.
We might even invent limbs to use instead of Legs. We solve problems!
Mothers find themselves in a situation that is 100% natural and normal. They may miss,, Having a Baby is an ability no other Human has. Its a special event and half the DNA will be theirs. They are producing a Human that will act like them and laugh like them and have Liberty like them.
They all of a sudden have this choice thrust on them. They may say, Oh, I want to stop this. Oh Poor me, Im not ready. But lets face it. Moms put up with bad bosses, they put up with mouthy children and they put up with Gov’ts who send their children to war. Still all of us always wanting more choice and the ability to change outcomes and craft our own lives. So I believe what a mother does is chose her liberty over the life of another.
I totally get the inventive nature of Abortion. What I don’t get is intentional harm. Morally, I don’t think we can trip a Senior Citizen walking down the road cause we think its funny. (I don’t think thats funny.) I don’t think we can shoot the next door neighbour cause we like their car and want to take it. (its a nice car.) Generally, we cant act against other peoples liberty . And, we do not want people to act on our liberty.
I believe stopping Abortion is about the liberty and rights and feelings of a child. Liberty here is not just about the Mother. I think there are issues of control and life planning going on here and they are important too. But, I also believe we should be concerned about the suffering and Liberty of the Child.
So, I propose that we extend liberty as far as we can. We can start by finding the easiest middle ground. (it might not be a middle ground for the baby who cant live.) But the middle ground between the two sides of the issue; a middle ground that could reduce suffering for the child being killed.
Not shockingly, I propose a Heart Beat Bill. To some degree having abortions earlier could reduce or remove a babies total awareness of their death. I would suggest that if Possible, we should take every effort to use other methods of termination when a crime has been committed against a Girl/woman, like an abortion pill, so that the pain to a child is diminished or not even possible.
The Idea of a late term abortion without giving a child some type of medication to put them asleep so that they feel no pain, is Torture and genocidal in nature. Lets be Honest. I would say this torture is equal to some guy chopping you up in your kitchen while you watch.
I think we can come to a middle ground very fast by seeking the Earliest abortion possible or none at All.