(Three days later...) Oh! That's Right! Blogs Need a Title!

This week’s news story makes me a little bit sick to my stomach, so I’m just going to write this and be done with it, because I think its something that you should know about. I don’t know to whom I’m particularly referring when I say “you,” but it could include any literate English speaker with access to Internet, and if that’s the case, you should know about this. Also, tell all your illiterate, non-English speaking friends with no Internet, because they should probably hear about it too.

But I digress, again. Basically, Utah is trying to pass a law that would attempt to prevent illegal abortions in that State, by “criminalizing a [pregnant] woman's ‘intentional, knowing, or reckless act’ “ that leads her to have a miscarriage. What this law would actually do is make it possible for any woman who has a miscarriage in Utah to be charged with homicide and possibly serve life in prison.

Personally, as a woman, an individual who might conceivably get pregnant one day, and also might conceivably go to Utah one day, the fact that this law is even up for discussion is disturbing. Who is the state of Utah to tell me what I can and can’t do while in a particular medical state? I think this is a violation of civil rights, and freewill, but I think a lot of laws are violations of freewill, which isn’t protected in any constitution I’ve ever read, so I’ll try not to dwell on it.

The law doesn’t even make sense, since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal, ruling that a fetus is a fetus and not a baby, why should the state pass any laws protecting that which the Supreme Court ruled is not alive? By that logic, it should be illegal for anybody to, for example, fall down the stairs, or consent to getting punched in the stomach.

Alright, well, that’s enough of that. I shouldn’t get too angry, it might raise my blood pressure and damage the eggs in my ovaries, which may one day become a fetus, which may one day become a baby. I really need to stop engaging in such “reckless acts.”

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