Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Gov. Bush orders guardian for rape victim's fetus...

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) -- In a move that angered abortion rights advocates, Gov. Jeb Bush ordered state lawyers Tuesday to appoint a guardian for the 6-month-old fetus of a mentally disabled woman who was raped.

This article confuses me. I am not sure of what the legal ramifications of appointing a guardian for an unborn fetus are, but what comes to mind is that perhaps nobody will be able to force the woman to have an abortion. Obviously whoever impregnanted this woman is sexually depraved and needs to be locked up for this heinous act. However, the amount of energy that abortion rights groups are exerting in this
matter really surprises me.

"He ought to be ashamed of himself," said Howard Simon, executive director of ACLU of Florida. "That he would personally step in and take responsibility to coerce a developmentally disabled rape victim to carry a pregnancy to term."

I have never been a big fan of the Bush Family (41, 43, or Gov), but I don't see where the Governor ought to be "ashamed" of himself. In all honesty I am not sure where I stand on the abortion issue. I don't think that it is morally or fundamentally right, but
I don't know whether or not I should impose my views on someone else. Besides that there are so many mitigating circumstances that could be a "reason" for a woman to seek an abortion.

I will, however, say that the "partial birth" abortion is absolutely sick and should be outlawed in my opinion. Any time you take a baby and deliver its entire body except for the head, and then suck out the brains and say, "This child wasn't born yet, so it is a legal abortion", you are just lying to yourself.....Oh damn.....I really hate to think like this, but unless there is a case of rape, incest, or any amount of danger to a mother's life, I think abortion is wrong.

When I say, "any" amount of danger to a mother's life I mean just that. If the doctor has any warnings for the mother that go outside of the customary risk of childbirth, then I believe that abortion should be an option. Other than that, you should have chosen an effective contraceptive or a cold shower.

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