SB 13 Confronts All Abortions - selective or not:
Sen. Joseph Silk has filed a bill to criminalize all acts which result in the death of an unborn child. It calls for prison sentences of 2 years to life for anyone convicted. It has no exceptions.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan was asked, in a presidential debate, where he stood. He was clear.
"Our nation has long held to the natural law of a person's right to defend his own life from eminent death". By that reasoning, President Reagan held that conditions such as ectopic pregnancies, would necessitate the woman's right to save her own life from the eminent death of both herself & her beloved child.
This appears to be a crucial flaw in Senator Silk's bill. the summary states; "SB 13 prohibits the use of abortion in any circumstance."
This is one area where language appears lacking, to clarify the fundamental right of self defence. It also appears to damage the political viability of the bill, because without fundamental commitments to a woman's right of self defense, the proponents will be tarred & feathers and "willing to watch mothers die along with their beloved unborn child".
The fundamental question of a mother's life is a preeminent matter. But matters of rape & incest are completely another issue and no baby should die because of who the father is.