But if abortion is considered evil by these states that are pro life what does it matter. I know many people that are against abortion for the reason I described.
What about women who are further along and get the diagnosis that the baby will not survive. What happens to them?
This happened in a different country, but a lady literally just died in Ireland because even though the hospital knew she was miscarrying, they wouldn't terminate because the fetus still had a heartbeat. So of course, now they're both dead.
Woman 'denied a termination' dies in hospital - The Irish Times - Wed, Nov 14, 2012
I think that it is not the federal government and also not the state government to tell women and doctors that they cannot have on demand abortions. And I think this is the kind of tomfoolery that happens when they are banned; doctors may be unsure what is legal with sticky situations such as where the baby still has a heartbeat, but the woman's life is at risk.
All that aside, I think there are some basic human rights that the entire country should live by. I mean, would it be cool if some states legalized slavery or made laws against women in the workforce, assuming that they could pass the laws by a majority vote? Those are social issues, and I do think that if a state tried to pull that off, the federal govt should come in and pistol whip them over it.
To try to draw the best analogy I can (again, imperfect though it may be) I would not support the state stepping in and telling mothers that if their child needs a kidney, they must donate their own kidney. If a state did make that law, I would support the federal government swooping in and saying "No, people have a basic human right to their own bodies." Don't get me wrong, I would personally give my son my kidney or even my heart if he needed it. I just don't think that the state should be in the business of telling people that they don't have the right to the sole use of their own bodies.
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In the case of the fetus, there is literally no way that the fetus will live outside of the mother's body. I suppose we could make laws that doctors have to try to remove the fetus in a way to keep them alive during removal and then *let* them die, but that seems more cruel to me.