Opinion: Old White Men Dictating To Women
By George Smith — September 2, 2021
What is it with men, mostly white old men, feeling a need to dictate to women what they can and cannot do with their bodies?
The Texas abortion ban law is a blatant attempt of men telling women, “Your rights end at the end of my pen that writes laws.” The initial reluctance of the Supreme Court (5-4) to overturn the case further divides this country. The issue will come back to the court in the near future.
Equality does not exist in this male dominated society; separation of church and state does not exist if biblical interpretations of specific “umbrella” scriptures —Thou shall not kill.” — are used as the basis for discriminatory laws.
What was the last law passed that took away a “right” of men? Can you remember any law that prohibited men from making a health decision made after consultation with their doctor AND their god?
Who are we to tell ANY WOMAN — or MAN — what they can do with their own body?
Asinine laws by do-gooder legislators will not prevent pregnancy termination; laws discriminating against women will only enhance the back alley abortion business and result in the unnecessary death of women.
The issue of abortion is one of the most divisive subjects and it doesn’t have to be.
Those who use the Bible as a reason to stop abortions on every level are cherry-picking scriptures.
The bible orders the death penalty for murder of a human being, but not for the expulsion of a fetus.
When does life begin?
According to the Bible, life begins at birth–when a baby draws its first breath. The bible defines life as “breath” in several significant passages, including the story of Adam’s creation in Genesis 2:7, when God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Jewish law traditionally considers that personhood begins at birth.
What we all need to remember is that the key to understanding and love is kindness.
Ephesians 4:32. And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.
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