January 18, 2005

Moral Dilemmas

What is worse? To abort a child or to knowingly do hard drugs like chyrstal meth, cocaine, or even large amounts of alcohol that will cause severe physical and psychological ill effects on a baby after birth? If an abortion isn't punishable by law because it isn't a baby, then why aren't these horrible crimes done to the full term "baby" punishable in a court of law? I don't get it.

THIS is what we should be focusing our attention on. THIS leaves us with not only painful newborn deaths, but live babies that are suffering from withdrawals, psychological problems, mental retardation, physical distortions and defects, and physiological problems. I'm not saying that we shouldn't be looking into the safest and most effective laws for abortion, but that this is far too overlooked. Women do it everyday and don't even get so much as a slap on the hand then keep on doing their drugs until they get pregnant and mess up the next child that ends up on our streets and in our mental institutions for the taxpayers to pay for with a pitiful quality of life.

Many would say that we cannot tell a woman what to do with her body when it comes to the abortion issue. Would these same people say that we cannot tell a woman not to do things that she knows will harm a baby she plans to carry to full term? When does the baby or fetus have rights? When it is born and healthy if the mother chose to let it be?

Posted by Barbara at January 18, 2005 05:28 PM