Why a pro choice person sees New York’s new abortion law as murder.

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Why a pro choice person sees New York’s new abortion law as murder.2019-01-25T19:27:38+00:00
The abortion debate has divided the nation for almost 50 years. Stock image.

Early this week, the state of New York adopted new legislation they said “strengthen state abortion laws”. In sum, the law makes it legal for a woman to get an abortion during her pregnancy, at anytime up to birth. This was done by making several changes to existing criminal laws that involve the various definitions of murder.

For the record, your editor of Niche Content is pro-choice. However, this doesn’t mean I’m pro abortion, it simply means that I believe the option of an abortion should be available to all women, but with a limit.

For the record, your editor of Niche Content is pro-choice. However, this doesn’t mean I’m pro abortion, it simply means that I believe the option of an abortion should be available to all women, but with a limit.
In my case, for many reasons I believe getting an abortion should be available only until the end of the first trimester of a pregnancy. After this, the option should be taken off the table, and as it turns out I hold an opinion that a majority of American’s do.

I have my reasons for holding this position-from the statistically supported, but cold reality that the vast majority of these women and their children end up on a life time of government assistance, to the more pragmatic understanding that we are humans, and as such we humans make mistakes when in the heat of the moment, so to speak. Primarily it is this last view why I am pro choice-we make mistakes, and we should have access to every means to correct them.

This graphic by the New York State Catholic Conference shows the breakdown of public opinions on getting an abortion at different points of a pregnancy.

Do not be naïve-it is a mistake for teenagers to be allowed to have children. This doesn’t mean that they should be sexualized at an early age because ‘hey, you can always just get an abortion’, it just means that in the event of the mistake being made a remedy exists that can help the individual avoid a life altering event that, let’s just be honest, statistically doesn’t turn out the way the movie industry tries to make it look like it does.

It is a mistake for teenagers to be allowed to have children.

But having safe sex, or when we should start having sex in general, is a conversation for another time. For now, the issue is New York’s new abortion law which, to any objective, or open minded person, screams legalized murder on its face by allowing women to have abortions at any point up to birth-the most liberal such law on the planet, and one that, as a humane being, makes my stomach turn.
Not only did this law require the loosening of several definitions pertaining to various degrees of murder, but in doing so it sets a bad precedent and weakens the value of the life in general. It is one thing to terminate a pregnancy early when some reasoned arguments can still be made as to the validity of ‘life’ in its early conception, but even as someone who sides with the choice end of this argument, the New York law goes too far.
Farther than right or wrong, and farther than choice.
It is legalized murder in every sense of the word, and the New York legislature knows it, which is why they had to change so many other laws to make this one stand.