Niagara Gazette

January 24, 2013

HAMILTON: Her body, but his baby, but the state's firearm?

By Ken Hamilton
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — According to the New York State Police, there were 769 murders in the state last year. The New York State Division of Criminal Services reported that there were only five murders in all of Niagara County. However, according to the New York State Department of Health, there were 813 induced abortions taking place in Niagara County that year, while the state experienced 115,008 of them.

With their stronger intrusion into Second Amendment Rights, now you guess which deaths that our legislature voted to pretend to do something about.

That’s right, it was the demonstratively responsible law-abiding citizens that they were after; because you don’t think for one minute that the criminal is going to turn in or register their ill-gotten weapons, or reduce the size of their clips and magazines, do you? But, it goes one step further. With the same mindset that the state feels that they should further control responsible citizens who own legal firearm, the state is looking at making late-term abortions more readily available on the premise of the necessity to protect a woman’s health — not her life, but her health. Will the state allow the woman to deem that her unwanted, not necessarily unintended, pregnancy would affect her mental health? All of this is a part of the governor’s Reproductive Health Act, a 10-point plan that he says that he believes would advance women’s equality. Let’s see: the federal constitution gives specific rights for the people to bear arms, but mentions nothing of a woman’s right to terminate the child that is growing inside of her. But, it is the clearly stated constitutional right that our government is out to curtail, and the non-specified right that they are looking to expand upon.

Does that make sense to you?

With violence, outside of the abortion clinics, actually dropping, we are extending the term in which women can abort their babies, and we are calling it an equal rights provision?

What provision have we made for the father of that fetus who may have either wanted that child, or not wanted that child? The woman, with her equal rights, could determine that though the father wants the baby, and could even pledge to take total responsibility and provide lifelong care for the child, that she will abort it anyway, because she simply wants to do so. But, if the father does not want the child, she could also choose not to abort, even if he makes provision for the procedure, and then encumber him with her decision with the care of that child until it is in college — all under the auspices of “her” equal rights? Does that sound ‘equal’ to you; or does it sound like the woman has superior rights because it is her body, her baby?

If it will be, at some point, both of their babies, should not the father has something to say along the way, other than, “Yes, dear?” But, now here’s the caveat. Is it really whose baby?

According to various sources, a Kansas man is being pursued by the state to pay child support for a 3-year old little girl who was born as the result of a sperm donation to a lesbian couple; who then subsequently broke up and applied for state aid in raising the child.

The state contends that the man did not go through a licensed physician to make the donation, even though he apparently had no personal relationship with either of the two women. He had signed a contract with the woman stating that he was to have no responsibility for any child born because of his donation.

Do you know how many babies a single donation can create; and none of those children being his until after the woman — even a lesbian with whom he had not personal relationship — decides it to be so?

However, in the man’s case, it was the state that decided it was his.

Since the Sandy Hook massacre of 20 innocent children, there has been an extrapolation of 13,233 abortions of innocent children in New York, and 88 in Niagara County. Answer me this: How will reducing the size of a magazine or clip from 10-rounds to seven rounds reduce any of this, and why are we really doing so?

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