The take on this news is sad…interesting, mind, but sad nonetheless.
The Arizona House wants to enact legislation that would make it illegal to abort babies based on gender or race. The columnist suggests (as does my title here) that this is “a solution in search of a problem” and I can’t help but wonder: who has the problem?
Of course, were this to ever become law, the whole idea of deciding when it is (and is NOT) ok to kill an innocent child would be put back in the hands of lawmakers and out of the women carrying the child. I like this solution because it solves the problem (at least begins to address it) of the indiscriminate slaughter of defenseless human beings because they are “inconvenient” or “unwanted.”
Arizona is one step closer to making it illegal to perform abortions based on the gender or race of the fetus – a move that critics say is a solution in search of a problem.
But a majority of the Arizona House of Representatives on Monday agreed that there should be safeguards against such a procedure and passed House Bill 2443 a 41-18 vote.
The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, said the law was needed to protect against “bigotry and prejudice.” He pointed to a 2010 Economist magazine article on “gender-cide” – which documented a bias against female babies – and a Planned Parenthood study that he said concluded that 42 percent of Black babies are aborted as reasons why the legislation is needed.
You just HAVE to go read this article for yourself…