On the issues: Rep. Young Kim and Asif Mahmood on abortion, inflation and immigration.
In May, we highlighted some misconceptions about health care costs, and this week we will examine the most important misconceptions about health care that are not facts.
As if the debate over health care is not contentious enough, new legislation that was proposed three weeks ago is making it more contentious.
Senate Bill 537 would allow abortion up to the point of birth for the few cases where there is a medical reason for the procedure, including the case of a medical emergency.
That’s great, except that as we explained earlier, there is no medical emergency with pregnancy.
This bill would further advance the trend to move abortion from a right to a privilege. While the law already allows medical abortions, these exemptions represent a further extension of it.
Medical emergencies, like bleeding, infection or infection, cancerous tumors or severe birth defects, do not constitute medical emergencies. In fact, the medical emergency that would allow abortion in cases of rape or incest only exists in the minds of people who hold to the theory that, because a woman is somehow less than a full human being, her health and life do not matter.
There was a time when women were told, “If you are pregnant, you will die,” and today’s supporters of a woman’s right to abortion and birth control, like Rep. Young Kim and Asif Mahmood, would have us believe that womanhood is an illusion, something to be denied or reprogrammed by a few politicians.
The ‘human’ exception is actually a restriction on the right to practice medicine. To quote the bill: “Nothing in Subsection (b) [which currently allows abortions on request made under emergency circumstances, such as during a medical emergency] shall be construed to be intended to discourage a woman’s right to choose to continue a pregnancy