Thank you for your comment, vox. I actually do oppose capital punishment, for different reasons, so I would stand with you on that. I think it is wonderful when we can find issues - like the anti-protest bill - on which we can work together.
But I do not find that being opposed to capital punishment necessarily flows from being in favour of the right to life for the unborn. They are completely different issues, and the Church teaches that capital punishment is appropriate in some instances.
My opposition to capital punishment stems from the fact that I do not believe men (that is to say, human beings - I always use "men" to speak of humanity in general) are capable of applying it infallibly. But as I said, different issue.
Because abortion is a men's issue, as I was glad to have the opportunity to share with the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee when I spoke in favour of this bill.
This is a great day in Georgia. I thank His Excellency the Governor for standing with the 71 to 86 percent of Americans who oppose abortion two-thirds of the way through the second trimester, and for signing the bill to limit such abortions. As the United States Supreme Court itself has observed, late-term abortions are vile and barbaric procedures, and have no place in any civilized society.
For all the inane loquence about uteri, let us remember that this issue is not about women's bodies, it is about women's and men's babies - babies that have their own human rights which we in Georgia intend to protect.
That was me, Salmongirl! I am flattered to be mentioned! (Though my favourite quote of the whole debate was Terry England saying if we ban abortion he'll give us all his chickens. To be fair, I know what he was trying to say, he just probably could have said it better.)
I don't think that was a good picture to go with the article; all of those people look very sad or very bored. I also spoke in favour of HB 954. I thank the members of the Committee and of the House, who passed the bill. Georgia currently ranks second in the nation for late term abortions, and this must stop. Once the baby is capable of feeling pain, he can no longer be regarded as a "mass of cells" or a part of a "woman's body" to use the pro-aborts' canards. He is his own person with his own rights, and it is up to us to protect those rights. Thank you to all who voted yes on this bill.
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