HB1503 and political double talk
Posted by Ananta Gopalan on March 23, 2014 at 7:30pm
By Ananta Gopalan
New Hampshire is considering through HB 1503 stiffer penalties for the death of fetus as taking life away when the mother is harmed. That means that the state agrees that a fetus is a human life. It is about time that the state recognizes existence of a human life growing in a mother's womb. That is about as natural as the sun rises in the East.
However, in abortion, that same fetus is considered just a conglomeration of cells and tissues and not life. How can this be called logic based on reasoning? A different way of looking at this self-imposed conundrum for the sake of political power is that the state grants the privilege to kill that life when its carrier decides against it.
If the pregnant woman was on her way to get an abortion but was shot or harmed in such a way that the fetus is dead, HB1503 will impose penalty upon the perpetrator for causing the death of the fetus. The human life represented in the fetus in one case can be lawfully killed while in the other case subjected to prosecution. In either case, the human life loses out!
Can we simply acknowledge that abortion is a violent termination of a human life? Any amount of spin or demonizing people opposed to it can not alter that fact. It is funny how in a highly educated society such as ours, we create euphemisms and twisted logic to soothe our conscience. In the early 1800's, there were prominent people that tried to justify slavery by saying that it was actually good for the black people. But, facts are stubborn things. Slavery was a criminal act regardless of the twisted logic. We find ourselves in the same neighborhood in the case of fetus versus human life.http://townhall.livefreeordiealliance.org/profiles/blogs/hb1503-and-political-double-talk