Abortion as a part of the new Health Plan being pushed

Posted: 7th December 2009 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in Abortion, Health Care

Well, apparently some anti-abortion Democrats have introduced an amendment that will prohibit taxpayer money being provided for abortions.

The Washington Examiner is suggesting that the success or failure of this bill will lead to the success or failure of the entire Health Plan that is being pushed by Obama.  If the amendment is not passed, anti-abortion Democrats (namely Ben Nelson, D-Neb. and Robert Casey, D-Pa.) will probably not vote for the plan, and vice versa for pro-abortion Democrats.

Everyone knows that abortion is a very heated topic between its supporters and those against it, and this line is often drawn between Republicans and Democrats (and conservatives and liberals).  I call myself a conservative and do not put emphasis on the party affiliation, although for the most part conservatives often are Republicans and vice versa.  I applaud and agree with the opinions of Democrats Nelson and Casey.

Like I said, this is a very heated topic, but it is often one that abortion supporters use to show that conservatives are against the “rights” of women and thus are close-minded or too eager to get involved in other people’s business.  Similarly, the same things are suggested on the topic of gay rights.  However, to me, these are two completely different issues.

As a conservative, and as a Christian, I do believe that homosexuality is a sin, as stated in the Bible.  Without getting into deeper religious topics, I also believe that according to the Bible, every human is a sinner and will always be a sinner.  I, therefore, find it hard to judge other people’s actions (especially actions that do not directly affect other peoples’ lives in a negative way) from that position.  I do believe that our nation was founded on a belief of God, as seen in the various writings of our country’s founders, so I don’t necessarily believe that a sin should be recognized and supported by our government.  However, I do not see why the government is involved at all with the marriage process in the first place.  When I was married, the promise that I made was between my wife and God.

Anyway, to get back on topic, the abortion issue is entirely different because to those who oppose it, the act of abortion is actively causing negative harm to an innocent party, and has nothing to do with any “rights” of a certain section of the population.  As an opponent to abortion, I do not see how people who support abortion can suggest that a baby is not “alive” at the various stages of pregnancy that abortion is available.  I do think that in some cases they actually do believe it but choose to deny it in order to continue their beliefs.

One question that I have posed to abortion supporters before is, say you or your loved one was pregnant (either with a child that you already have or one that you hope to have) and one day on the street someone suddenly approached you or your loved one and punched you/them in the stomach, thus resulting in a miscarriage.   Do you think they should be charged with simple assault/battery or a similar charge?  Or should they be tried on a much more serious charge considering they caused the death of your unborn child?

The fact that you do or do not want the child that you have created does not make the child any more or less alive.

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