Wednesday, June 02, 2004

'Partial-birth' abortion ban struck down

Okay, I can see how this can get into a serious furball of an argument. My own position is that abortion is a waste of human potential, and I'd like to see a world where people can be responsible enough to not conceive a child in the first place, thus making abortion unnecessary.

Here's where I get angry at the decision:
U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton's ruling came in one of three lawsuits challenging the legislation President Bush signed last year.

She agreed with abortion rights activists that a woman's right to choose is paramount, and that it is therefore ''irrelevant'' whether a fetus suffers pain, as abortion foes contend.
She certainly wouldn't want prisoners on death row to suffer pain when they're executed (which is why lethal injection is in vogue), but a fetus? Their pain is irrelevant. Unimportant in the grand scheme of things.

Tell ya what, Judge Hamilton. Give these children a chance to prove themselves to society before deciding how much or how little pain they're supposed to endure.

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