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A Beautiful Life

What is the value of a life? For whom is the toll of the bell justified? As a liberal I have been able to see the hearts of today's Republican by watching the reactions at the recent GOP debates. The crowd cheered the deaths of those by execution in Texas( The crowd later chanted for the death of an uninsured 30 year old man ( ) Yet these are the same people calling for an end to abortion. What I witnessed is a level of regression that recalls the films of the single celled organisms from biology. Are we not highly developed organisms with the ability to reason? In my home state of Mississippi, where I am sure there were people cheering the exceution of other humans and the deaths of people without medical insurance, we have a proposition on our ballot regarding making abortion illegal, Measure 26 ( The language of the measure is: ( source : Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Mississippi: SECTION 1. Article III of the constitution of the state of Mississippi is hereby amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION TO READ: Section 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." This initiative shall not require any additional revenue for implementation. The legislation will make abortion illegal by given rights to the unborn. Rather than attempt to control the sex lives of the people Mississippi would be better served to educate the population on birth control. However this amendment could be used to prevent the usage of contraceptives. Unlike contraceptives, I know of no state or federal funds used to pay for abortions. If a woman knows she is unable to support the fetus once it leaves her womb then she has the right to make that decision. When you have people cheering for the deaths of those on death row or those not insured you have to wonder if they know those groups were once fetuses? The "Pro-Life" community is only pro-life when it comes to controlling women. They do not extend the right to life to those who have been living, breathing, productive, and active social members of society. It is confusing when you have people complaining about social programs designed to allow all Americans to have a quality of life that is livable but at the same time denying responsible people the opportunity to prevent increasing the rate of poverty. When does the value of a life decrease? I do my best to keep my blog honest. In my personal life I am against abortion. However, I come from a Black family where being able to have survive the birth of 1 child or having 2 children is a rarity. However, I do not see it as the state's responsibility to control what a woman does with her body. If that woman is willing to pay for her abortion then so be it. If men really wish to have a say in abortion then stop having unprotected sex with women who are open to abortion. Those who have engaged in intercourse know, men actually control procreation during the act of procreating. A sad truth in America is if men decided later to not be father's it is the woman who has to pay the cost of single parenthood. Mississippi needs a real education in the cost of parenting ( and less controls on females. Creating an environment that keep women out of the workplace will do nothing to help the state when women out number men 2 to 1 on college campuses. This amendment will do little more than increase the number of people available for the cheap labor pool. Those with money will still be able to leave the state or the country to have abortions. Links A reason to vote no on this amendment. It hurts me to increase his readership but I do so to show why voting no is a must.


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