There are a number of states that are trying to grant legal “personhood” to fertilized eggs, Colorado, Michigan, Mississippi and Montana. According to Women’s e-news:
Colorado’s proposed initiative extends the state’s constitutional protections to “any human being from the moment of fertilization.” The Colorado Supreme Court has approved that wording and it will appear on the ballot if it garners just 76,000 signatures…
According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Gonzales v. Carhart decision last April–for the first time giving more value to potential fetal life than to the pregnant woman’s life and health–demonstrates that threats to federal protection for reproductive rights are real. The center’s attorneys predict at least 30 states–including Colorado, Mississippi and Michigan–would outlaw abortion in a nanosecond absent federal restraints.
We cannot let this happen. It is not the dark ages, no one gets to tell a woman what she can do with her body. No one.
Last year when the decision was handed down on the Gonzales v. Carhart case, I cried. Let’s say your a woman needing a late term abortion because your body is in revolt, believing that your fetus is a disease and suddenly you are living in a septic house. The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act leaves you no choice. You cannot abort so you will die along with your fetus. What if your child is afflicted with a brian disease that will cause it to die within moments of being born. How can the Government dictate that you must continue to carry a dead child? It’s just morbid and sad.
Abortion is not birth contol. Nor should it be. Abortion is a needed procedure that helps us be resposible and healthy adults. It is a choice which must be available. It should be forced on no one but an option for all.