Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill on May 7 outlawing abortions once a doctor can detect a heartbeat in the unborn child.
Kemp, a Republican, became the fifth governor in the country to sign such a bill in the past year, joining the governors of Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Iowa. Republicans in 10 other states have introduced similar bills.
The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act allows for later abortions in cases of medical emergencies. In cases of rape or incest, the woman would be required to file an official police report.
“Georgia is a state that values life. We protect the innocent. We champion the vulnerable. We stand up and speak for those unable to speak for themselves,” Kemp said before signing the bill.
THAT, CONTENDS AGAINST THIS DEMONCRAP-FOR-BRAINS:
In a segment yesterday evening on Chris Cuomo’s primetime show, a CNN contributor and former New York City Democratic politician made a particularly unscientific assertion in defense of abortion rights. During a discussion about state-level “heartbeat bills,” which prohibit abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, Christine Quinn claimed, “When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her.”
Quinn, who served as the speaker of the New York City Council until 2013, is also a board member for the National Institute for Reproductive Health, a pro-abortion action fund. Her comment last night was, of course, factually and scientifically inaccurate by entirely objective standards.
Basic biology tells us that every pregnant woman is pregnant not with a horse or an acorn or a tumor but with another human being.
Inside each pregnant woman is a human being that meets all the scientific criteria to be considered alive.
Each embryo or fetus has human DNA, entirely distinct from that of both its mother and its father and, indeed, from every other human being that has ever existed or will ever exist for all of human history.
Each of those developing human beings is inside its mother, yes, but not part of its mother.
From the moment of conception, that unborn human being has all of the cells that will develop into fully functioning organs, into its own unique fingerprints, into its own heartbeat and neural tissue.
Birth does not magically confer humanity on that being. It was a human being from the start.