I’m sure the majority of us have heard this comparison before, but for the few who haven’t, I would love to share a logical fallacy within our laws.
Destroying the egg of a bald eagle can result in a fine up to $5,000 and up to one year imprisonment. Why? Because Bald Eagles are an endangered species. There is a serious effort to preserve their lives and make sure that they continue living. The egg, which will turn into a bald eagle-barring something going wrong in the process- is protected under federal law from being harmed. It’s protected because of the probability of what it will turn into.
Now! You probably know where I’m going with this. Abortion. The single greatest catastrophe of the past century, is legalized in all 50 states under federal law. For most states anywhere from 20-24 weeks pregnant you are able to get an abortion…24 weeks. Two-thirds of the way into pregnancy you can legally kill your child for whatever circumstance you decide is adequate enough reason to do so. By the way, a heartbeat starts at around 6 weeks.
Now, I’m not arguing women’s rights, or when the child is “viable”, or why it’s my business what other people do with their bodies-Frankly because all of these arguments are completely worthless and if you argue them you are missing the point completely. This post isn’t about you, it’s about all of the children without a voice.
My point is this- we value the potential life of a bird over the potential life of a human being.
This. Is. Insane.
This is just one example, but it shows how our values have been tragically misplaced…