“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, as the old question goes. If you’re a radical anti-choice/anti-contraception advocate, the egg is the same thing as a chicken.
It’s being called the ”personhood strategy”, and the language is pretty broad. From the proposed ballot language: “the term ‘person’ shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being”.
This ballot initiative is actually focused on contraception and probably loosely connected to the pill kills people that protested a while back. I just don’t think they’ve though it all the way through. By trying to tie life to the egg, or anything that constitutes the “beginning of biological development” they create a serious problem not just for women, but for EVERYONE.
Since sperm is also part of the “beginning” of the biological development of a human being, it stands to reason that they too would be covered, setting up a situation that would make any sexual action that didn’t result in a self-sustaining entity abortion.
What’s crazy is that even if a self-sustaining entity did come of a sexual act, there are millions of other sperm that do not end up becoming “self-sustaining”. Would those be considered aborted? Will wet dreams be considered abortion too?
I recognize that I’m going a tad farther than even the “personhood movement” people are, but it stands to reason that they’re trying to make sure that men in their state suffer from the most widespread mass case of blue balls ever.
In all seriousness, I understand that men don’t have abortions, but sperm, like eggs, are one of the building blocks that make the “beginning of the biological development of” a human being. It stands to reason that sperm could fall under the same definition as the eggs. Despite that, blinded by their aim, they plow forward, pushing one of the dumbest ideas in the US since new Coke.
On the flip side, while the anti-choice/anti-contraception advocates may believe that an egg is a chicken, a chicken is not an egg, and killing a chicken is just fine with them!
On Saturday I saw an article that noted Scott Roeder, the man suspected of the murder of Dr. Tiller in Kansas has been advocating for MORE KILLINGS.
You may remember that back in early June Roeder made a statement to the AP that, “many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal.” Since then he has been communicating with other radical anti-choice advocates who advocate violence including Rev. Donald Spitz of “Army of God” and Linda Wolfe, who has been jailed some 50 times for interfering with clinics and is a friend of the person who shot Dr. Tiller in 1993.
Y’all are makin’ my head hurt more than the shenanigans at Memphis City Hall.
This has to stop people. Murder is not winning an argument; it’s killing a person. You want to win the argument, get a better argument, not a gun. People who try to win arguments with guns are either thugs or terrorists. People who use guns to further their argument have conceded that they have lost the argument. End of discussion.