I have a friend who recently found out she is pregnant. Unfortunately, she has a condition where she continues to have periods even when pregnant so she was 18 weeks when she found out. Her last pregnancy had complications and her doctor advised her not to have anymore children as it could cost her her life. At 18 weeks, an abortion in Texas is not an option for her. She will need to go out of state for treatment. She hasn’t gotten pregnant or had a child in 18 years so she was not being irresponsible.
As of September 1, 2021, abortion is illegal in Texas once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Texas Heartbeat Act prohibits abortion when there is a detectable heartbeat, which may be as early as 6 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. Before this, elective abortions were allowed up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. The Texas Heartbeat Act is the strictest abortion law in the United States that is currently being enforced.
I am sure there are others like her with situations where having the baby could cost someone their life. Do you think this law is a reasonable law? Do you know anyone this law has affected? Should the government be involved when it comes to medical procedures for women? Let’s talk about it…
Roger Reyna: “This is another way for the government to control Americans. It is what they do.They take the rights of your body away from women. It is their body. Everything is being monitored and controlled. Even what we can see on the internet.”
Robert Vasquez: ”There should be NO law that dictates what a woman can and can not do with her body. Slavery ended along time ago.”
Celinda De la Fuente: “This will never be a reasonable law.”
Andy Squire: “Despite all of the claims out there, it isn’t possible to have a period while you’re pregnant.”
Thomas Mc: “Gotta love it when a dude wants to mansplain a woman’s body.”
Denise Rodríguez: “For anyone to think an abortion is easy for anyone to do at any stage in pregnancy, it’s not. There’s so much to live with after you’ve done it. Some people shouldn’t be parents. That’s why you see the such extreme levels of child abuse because some people are shamed to have children. People who have mental health issues who do not want to have children have them because they don’t know what else to do and then you see their children being tortured by their caregivers and the parents allowing it. Laws need to be in place but not so extreme that it really isn’t an option.”