You may recall Hillary Clinton getting into trouble in the run up to the 2016 election in the United States for referring to an unborn baby as, err, well, an unborn baby. A complete no-no for the Dems who need to consider an unborn baby to be a non-human, a fetus, so that it can be killed by being torn to pieces with good conscience.
Joe Biden has just gone further than Clinton by using the word “child” in context of abortion. I don’t think the Dems will fuss a great deal. He’s clearly beyond rationale thinking and will get a pass. I think he should get a pass. We make allowances for those in their dotage with muddled minds. It’s just that they’re not usually presidents.
Supposing that the leaked Supreme Court majority decision on abortion is genuine, which it seems to be. Then the limits or otherwise on abortion will go back to the individual states to determine. Or, the US Congress could legislate and see whether it survives challenge.
Having abortion rights being determined by legislation, federal or state, is clearly better than the Supreme Court, any court, inventing rights out of thin air; the current state of affairs. But it won’t at all heal the divide in the United States. The debate is not so divisive here because, unlike in America, few people believe in God. Human life is the product of evolution as are cockroaches; therefore, human life is much more dispensable here; provided, that is, we don’t have to actually see the awful deeds.
In America the division is stark.
On one side, human life, made by God, is precious whether it’s at its beginning or at its end.
On the other side, what I prefer to call the dark side, there is no human life until it emerges from a birthing- parent’s womb; a menstruating-person’s womb. The claim, which temporarily and tellingly abandons the language of woke, is that a “woman” has the right to decide what to do with her own body. Here’s Kamala Harris putting the case, stridently. It’s always put stridently to disguise its weakness.
The difficulty is that another body is involved long before he or she emerges from the womb. The unborn baby’s body. It never gets a mention. It doesn’t get a mention because it has to be ignored. “It is a woman’s right to kill the unborn baby inside her at any time she chooses,” isn’t a very sellable proposition. Yet, it is the truth of the pro-abortion position.
As we know, truth and the Left seldom coincide. An empire of lies defines the Left. Denying human life in the womb is just another one of those lies.
Now you don’t have to have an absolute view about abortion. Circumstances can alter cases. But how can you debate the matter with those who refuse to acknowledge that abortion takes away a human life. The truth is, you can’t. And they can’t. Their position is untenable. Ergo, they shout shrilly.