concerned veterans for america

Pro-life or Pro-choice

On 22 Jan 1973, the US Supreme Court handed down the Roe vs Wade decision. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I don’t see where this decision came from—it’s nowhere even hinted to in the about 7600 words of our Constitution—the Constitution that I swore to support and defend. Prior to Roe, abortion was illegal in 30 states, but the will of the people in those states was dismissed. But, let me make it clear at the start; I’m pro-life. I also respect the right of a woman to do as she wishes with her body. Here’s my thinking:

If you plant corn in a proper way, that kernel or seed eventually becomes a stalk of corn. It starts as corn and ends up as corn. It doesn’t become a rock, a turtle, or a banana while becoming a stalk or corn. When a man and a woman have intercourse and the result is a fertilized ovum that began as a sperm and an egg from two humans, and, if left alone, becomes a baby human. It’s human from the very start and remains human through birth until death. That human being began being human at conception; killing it is murder.

At the point of conception and until birth, sorry ladies, your body is not just your own. Your body is the place where another human being, with its own rights, lives. It may not be fair to you, but, then, life isn’t fair—and the word “fair” is nowhere in the Constitution.

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