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By Eric Martinez

“All Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that amongst these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Those powerful words spoken by America’s founding fathers empowered individual rights , including the idea that a woman possesses the sole right to decide what is best for her, and to nullify that right would be a direct violation against her civil rights.  But the founders also spoke about life, about the “certain inalienable right” to life, as it was mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. What is life?, one might ask.  What constitutes a human being who is deserving of rights? 

According to medical standards, human life in the form of a fetus can survive on its own, completely independent of the mother’s womb, after the 24th week post-conception, or during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy.  As you’re already aware, a pregnancy has three trimesters, each lasting about three months.  During the second trimester, the growing baby shows the ability to blink its eyelids. He or she can taste and swallow, and grip his or her fingers.  If the baby were born at this point, special medical support would give it an 80% chance of survival.

Before the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, to perform an abortion, a doctor would just shove a set of metal scissors straight through the back of the baby’s head, proceeding to open the scissors up, thus using a tube to remove the infant’s brain. However today, doctor’s procedures are much more humane, as they surgically crush the skull of the 2nd trimester baby thus removing or suctioning out the remains of the life form from the cervix.[1]

The 1973 ruling of Roe vs. Wade gave women the federal right to have abortions. Without going into the specific legalities, a woman’s right to have an abortion today, in 2015, extends all the way through her last trimester. That being said, factual medical evidence supports the assertion that at this point, the baby has nearly fully viability (over 90%) outside of the mother’s womb.  As a human being incapable of self-defense, that child deserves his or her due process guaranteed by the 14th amendment as well as his or her right to life.  Roe vs. Wade was a blatant infringement on each State’s right, per the 10th Amendment, to ratify its own law on the matter.

These sentiments are absolutely, in no way intended to deny a woman her right of choice. This assessment is rather offering a different perspective, which denounces the legitimacy of Roe vs. Wade’s grisly 3rd trimester abortions and demands that abortions be lowered to the first trimester. In today’s new-aged society where the self interests of the majority are imposed upon the incompetent and weak population, now’s the time to be courageous and take a stance for the sanctity of all human rights.

If you can hear us out there, help is on the way. We can hear you.

1. See http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/abortion/partial-birth-abortion/

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