The NYT should be ashamed of themselves and their unequivocal support for planned parenthood. Abortion has always been a difficult subject for me, as I believe for women to have the right to choose. Yet, mid to late term abortions is something I unquestionably disagree with, unless the life of the mother is in danger. There is no good reason for a parent to decide five months into her pregnancy that she no longer wants to have the baby.
The problem lies that too many children are getting pregnant. When I say children, I don't necessarily mean age, but mindset as well. They don't comprehend that they are carrying a life inside of them, and to take that life away- four, five, six months into the pregnancy is a degree of murder. Unless that mothers life is in danger, that child has a right to live. Where the argument gets confusing is the idea of government telling mothers when or when they cannot keep their children.
The problem can be fixed, but a degree of responsibility falls with the people, in understanding that having children is the most serious selfless decision they will ever make. As I said before, I believe in a women's right to choose, but that decision should be made very early on in the pregnancy. Let me put it this way, if you are having doubts about keeping the baby week one or two, you're not ready to be a parent.
When I saw the newly released abortion videos, I was appalled at the way these doctors spoke of an infants organs as if it were a commodity to be traded. What was even more frustrating was watching the media make their rounds defending such abominable behavior. It was almost as if these videos didn't exist to them, it was almost as if these doctors selling infant organs and body parts never happened. Well, it did happen, and I can assure you the American people have no patience for such deplorable, unspeakable, heinous actions these planned parenthood doctors have taken. For those who haven't seen the video, there is an excerpt of a doctor discussing, that when aborting a baby she's extra careful not to crush "certain" parts of the unborn child, like the "heart" or "liver," as she "knows" their value. This is a tax payer funded program, I know millions of tax payers are asking themselves, "my hard earned money supports behavior such as this."
The New York Times should ask themselves, which is more extreme-aborting a child five months into its creation, or believing that the decision to abort should be made rather immediately. Their liberal hearts bleed for these programs, it's immeasurably disturbing that one of their very favorite programs is one that was designed to abort life. We are not talking about rape, incest or a mothers life in danger. We are talking about having the right to abort months into a pregnancy because the parent no longer felt like keeping the unborn child.
Scott walker, the republican presidential candidate from Wisconsin, just passed a bill that takes notice of this very question. And banned non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks. I believe a bill such as this one fits more with the American people and their view on this subject.