Saturday, October 2, 2010

Maryland - A Veritable Abortion Bonanza

According to this Cecilwhig report, my home state of Maryland probably one of the most deadly places in which an unborn child can find him/herself.  I've known for some time that the annual abortion number is 38,000 baby murders per year. 

Some other key facts about abortion in Maryland are:
  • Minors seeking abortions in Maryland need notify only one parent.  Note that they must only "notify" the parent, not seek his/her consent.  However, even that can be waived if the doctor believes the minor is capable of giving informed consent.  Of course the doctor has a financial interest in performing the abortion.  How convenient for the abortionist!
  • Maryland is one of three states that don't require abortionists to report their procedures.
  • According to Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, "The state respects a woman's right to make her own decisions about an unwanted pregnancy while providing good access to safe practices."  Consider the source and understand what that truly says about Maryland.
Those of us who've been in the pro-life battle for a while remember the struggle in 1992 against Maryland SB 162, which struck down any vestige of protection for the unborn child in Maryland.  Should Roe v Wade ever be overturned, all that would do would be to remand the abortion battles back to the states.  Some misguded libertarians believe that the state is the proper place for such matters.  In so promulgating this nonsense, they elevate their rarified concept of the US Constitution above its intent, "to preserve the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."  I think our Founding Fathers would be horrified to see some citizens opining that if some wanted liberalized abortion laws in their states (that is, license to murder) then that would be constitutionally permissible.  We need a Human Life Amendment (discussed in a previous post) to ensure that all babies are protected in the entire United States, regardless of the caprices of the already-born citizens of some states.

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