WASHINGTON: Andrew Cuomo et al seem to glory in the new law that allows a woman to forgo labor in place of removal and disposal of the womb-attached -super-fetus while claiming it’s not a child.. This seems to be the best nomenclature for New Yorkers since the womb dweller is apparently not legally a person.
With the kind of revelry displayed by Cuomo and his legislative supporters, it is possible to advance this legal success with even more “health-care” measures. Those measures will go beyond 9 months.
Yeaaa, death! All in the name of healthcare. New York’s “The Reproductive Health Act.”
It is not certain at exactly what age a baby/child can survive on its own. But certainly not before a child can walk, ten months to 18 months, perhaps. Even then it would be miraculous. Although it certainly has less of a chance of survival than a “super fetus-baby-whatever” in the womb at 8 or 9 months.
In the warm, safe, womb, which is a well-stocked chamber and food larder, though fully dependent, the baby has an excellent chance of survival. Or it does in most places other than New York.
But now the state of New York says the health of the mother can be considered in its brand new Reproductive Health Act. Possible emotional stress or illness of the mother, diagnosed by a wide variety of practitioners, allows the mother to jettison Junior into the local dumpster.
“We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says
But if this is such a wonderful law why not make it even better?
The supposition is that a mother’s health is paramount, as opposed to the child’s life, correct? So, if a week after delivery of Junior the mother feels distressed over her decision, why not jettison Junior 2 months out of the womb? After all, he is still fully dependent on momma.
How and by whom this little chore would be performed would be an interesting debate for Governor Cuomo and his skull and crossbones legislatures. But as some old political hack once said: “All politics is local.”
One suggestion, bearing on some recent items in the news regarding our so-called “indigenous people” is a little trick the Comanches and Apaches would allegedly employ in getting rid of health risks.
When they captured white settlers, as a rule, they raped and mutilated the women. A few they kept as mutilated slaves. They scalped, usually while still alive, the men and took a few of the children as slaves. However, the babies, usually still suckling, were of no use for them.
Therefore, the simple expedient of grasping them by the heels, swinging them about until they finally smashed their heads against a tree. They actually made a game of this in many cases.
This will open up an entirely new world of healthcare with concomitant definitions and contradictions.
If at any time prior to a child reaching walking age the mother’s health is in danger as in mental instability, a bad cold or a migraine headache, perhaps, she can solve the problem by destroying the little non-entity, or whatever the proper name for living beings is by then.
Healthy for one. Unhealthy for the other.
If the concept of post-birth “abortion” seems far-fetched then perhaps some conceptual rethinking is necessary.
Before 1960 the idea that any court or any legislative body would authorize an abortion, in any case, would have unthinkable. Or that either of the same would sanction two men marrying one another, then another look at history should be examined.
There are certainly those who view this as macabre fiction.
But one day in the future it is not hard to believe that some court or some legislature will decree that as long as a child is dependent on someone else that child’s life will, indeed, depend on that “someone else.”
“The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts–a child–as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the dependent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.”
― Mother Theresa
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