A lot of conservative men won’t be as happy as they think they will be about this once the paternity suits start pouring in. Still, it’s good to see the courts recognizing the rights of the other person in this equation. The static view of humanity we inherited as part of Greek thought has been the source of a lot of problems in this author’s opinion. Viewing existence as a series of polaroids is not accurate enough to account for a lot of life’s situations. We are begun as individuals at conception, which begins a process of perpetual change that goes on till at least death. If you are a Buddhist, that process of perpetual change goes on for many more years as your body decays after death. Referring to a person must be seen as a process, not as an instagram moment. And once you do that, the human being gestating in a woman, before it becomes a dependant baby on that same woman usually for life saving care daily, and then an infant and so on and so on and so on you cannot just pick a point where it is OK to kill it and pretend it isn’t the same as killing it at some other point.
One might say that the issue is one of competing rights. But the right of the woman not to bear the child fails to recognize the right of the developing child. But the woman has all the rights already which the child has none of. Such as, not having sex. Taking birth control of one kind or another. Having sex in a manner that doesn’t cause conception. Giving a child up for adoption. Actually having the child. One wonders historically how many woman were frightened and not wishing to have children till they delivered and discovered a bond and fulfilment beyond what they could have imagined before hand.
We have never really weighed in to this issue directly. But if I had to pick a position, it would be to stop seeing existence as a static event or a series of static events. Life and existence is a process. Life began hundreds of millions of years ago, and it ends for each individual when it ends.By abortion or murder or old age and decrepitude. If we decide that human life has value and must be protected, then that process logically starts at conception. Any compromise will require redefining what a human is to accommodate that. Let’s say when the heart starts beating, as one point. This might mean anyone who’s heart stops for any reason is no longer a person though and the state’s obligation to attach jumper cables and restart it is negated.
The Nazis decided that Jews, Gypsies and homosexuals were not really human and could be killed without it being murder. Murder of course, translates as killing someone without permission of the state. Pro-abortion absolutists look at unborn babies that way, even after live birth in some cases.
There is an old joke in the Jewish community about abortion:
“We do not consider a foetus to be viable till it graduates medical school.”
Always gets a laugh. But it does speak to the issue of when a living person is considered to be worthy of the protection of law, and to be seen as worthy of life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump.
The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.
It puts the court at odds with a majority of Americans who favored preserving Roe, according to opinion polls.
Alito, in the final opinion issued Friday, wrote that Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion, were wrong the day they were decided and must be overturned.
2. Rebel News on the gene therapy shots and fertility “because over five billion people have been injected with this crap.”
(There really are a lot of stories like this. Especially among men who dress lewdly as women and read stories for some reason to little kids at schools and libraries. We have posted just a fraction of the ones we have seen. Even ones arrested for pedophelia. Why can’t people read to kids without lewd displays of deviant sexuality? Or any displays of sexuality for that matter.)
A Pennsylvania drag queen performer has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography after he shared at least 135 videos and pictures of minors engaged in obscene acts.
Brice Patric Ryschon Williams has been charged with 25 counts of felony class 2 child pornography and 18 counts of criminal use of a communications facility after police executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home.
The investigation into Williams, who also performs under the drag queen name Anastasia Diamond, began in May 2020 when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children submitted a tip to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section.
Early that month, indecent images of children engaged in sexual acts began to be uploaded to a Dropbox file associated with an email address linked to Anastasia Diamond, or Ana D.
4. I still can’t decide if Yuval Noah Harari is being edited to look like he wants this, or if he really is trying to warn us about it. Either way, he must be listened to. Judgement comes later.
5. A member of the Spanish classical liberal party, VOX, speaks out against corrosive feminism
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