Flash Editorials September 24, 2011
By Russell D. Longcore
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Religion: Politics meet religion in Ohio – The Ohio legislature recently passed the so-called “Heatbeat Bill,” named because it outlaws abortion at the first detectable heartbeat of a human fetus. Now the bill must be passed by the Ohio Senate before it can be signed into law. It will be the most restrictive abortion law in the nation if passed. Remember folks…this is not about reproductive rights. You have all the reproductive rights you deserve…right up to the instant you get pregnant. Then your rights properly morph into responsibility…which is what REAL rights always do anyway. This is about whether or not it’s OK to kill another human being because its existence is inconvenient. Natural law bestows the right to life and NONE of us get here without some help. Good luck, Ohio. Godspeed. About 50 million lives have been snuffed out since Roe v. Wade in 1973. The oldest of them would be nearly 40 years old now…paying into Social Security and Medicare. OOOPS. Unintended consequences suck, don’t they?
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[JR: Interesting the implications of social policy? One shouldn’t mess with what one really doesn’t understand. Seems so obvious to me. Guess that’s what MC did for me — made me realize how dumb I really was.]
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