If you haven’t heard, the Ohio Senate just passed a bill banning abortion once a baby has a heartbeat. While this is still a somewhat arbitray number, it makes a lot more sense than some of the other numbers that have been thrown out.
After all, they declare us dead when our heart stops beating, so why are we not considered alive when our heart starts beating?
Of course, there will be outrage over this bill because a baby’s heartbeat starts at about 21 days after conception. That’s before some women even know they are pregnant, and heaven forbid we ban them the right to destroy the child they created if they don’t want to be inconvenienced by it. It is almost certain that this bill will be taken to court, and similar bills have been struck down in other states, but if it makes it to Governor Kasich, it could get signed as Kasich claims to be pro-life. The best part of this is that people are realizing these babies are alive at younger and younger ages. Even the age of viability is getting earlier as our medical sciences advance.
What has always struck me as odd is how the liberals will chain themselves to a tree to save a forest or fight for companies to move to save a grasslands, but they won’t fight for a human being with it’s own heartbeat, DNA, and fingerprints to live. Did you know you can be fined thousands of dollars or placed in prison if you kill an eagle egg, but killing your own child, your flesh and blood, is supposed to be a “right?” How on earth did we get so backward that we will protect trees and birds over our own children?
So I applaud the Ohio Senate, and I hope more states respond in kind. Statistics have shown that we are generally a more pro-life nation now, and the election of Donald Trump proved that further as many people held their nose and voted for him in hopes of a more conservative court. I hope lower courts take notice of this and start protecting our young like we protect the young of an eagles.
Lorana Hoopes is a Christian author who focuses on the inspirational with a touch of romance.Her books are available at Amazon.