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December 18th, 2009
08:57 AM ET

Controversial Abortion Law

An Oklahoma judge is reviewing a controversial abortion law today.

The law would allow information to be posted online about every woman who gets an abortion.

It would also require doctors to fill out a questionnaire documenting the race, marital status, and educational background of the abortion seeker…and the reason why she wanted the procedure.

But the information posted online would not reveal the patient’s name.

Supporters say it sets up a database that could help prevent future unwanted pregnancies.

Opponents call it an invasion of privacy – and say people may be able to figure out a woman’s identity even without her name.

What do you think about the law?

Post your comments here. Heidi will read some of them on the air in the 10am ET hour of Newsroom.


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soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Patrick

    I don't believe in abortion but you have free will and thats between you and God or whom ever you choose to know."Not your town or country". Why don't supporters pray for them instead of invading their privacy.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:07 am |
  2. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This is nothing more then communism this judge needs to adhere to the privacy act with full respect .

    December 18, 2009 at 9:08 am |
  3. Marie

    "Supporters say it sets up a database that could help prevent future unwanted pregnancies."

    How exactly? Seems like they want a list of people to go after. First it's the doctors who perform the procedures, now the women who choose to have an abortion?

    December 18, 2009 at 9:17 am |
  4. Ordinarymom

    Ok. You need to rewrite that inflammatory second sentence. Does it violate " Hippa" laws?

    Can you say how this is different from other medical information or even census datathat's available?

    December 18, 2009 at 9:18 am |
  5. Janice Held

    ONLY after DNA tests detect the male counterpart and list his reasons for failing to control his sperm. This issue takes TWO baby.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  6. Dave in KC

    Heidi, it's none of our business. As long as my tax dollars are not paying for it, it's a personal thing between a woman and her family and her doctor.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  7. Kirstie Jiles

    While I am afraid that this law could lead to the invasion of women's privacy during a sensitive time, it seems to me to be harmless, at least on the surface. This information could be useful. Though, I don't see the purpose of posting information like this on the internet.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  8. KAREN

    I LIKE IT. I AGREE WITH IT. Statistics are helpful to understand the
    why's and where's . It is good. Not invasive.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  9. Teri Horn

    This law will not be legal because it breaches the confidentiality between doctor and patient. I personally do not believe in abortion in 99% of cases but, this law would definately be an invasion of privacy and interfere with the doctor/patient relationship. No one wants to return to the back-door, kitchen table abortions of the past. This law would push many women into that very situation and lead to additional loss of life.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  10. Melissa Steinmetz

    Having had an abortion as a teen, I believe that it would be a good thing to collect the proposed information. It would greatly improve outreach programs and other resources for women who might otherwise feel confused and unsure of their decision.
    Also, as long as no names are being given, there is NO privacy issue at hand. It is the same as filling out the "demographics form" when appplying for a job, which we have all done.

    Abortion is a personal choice. Still, all choices hold some level of accountablility. If a mere questionarre is the only leve of accountability, then I think it is a fair and helpful proposition.

    Thanks,
    Melissa

    December 18, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  11. Maggie Williams

    The line between church and state is becoming frighteningly blurred. Why does this minority have more power than the rights of a patient and the sanctitiy of the doctor patient relationship? This is just another example of the Christian religious right usurping the rights of the rest of the country just as the Taliban does in Afghanistan. Why do the Catholic bishops get more of a say in the healthcare debate than I do? Wake up American women, our rights are being compromised and undermined daily by these zealots!

    December 18, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  12. RC Floyd

    For a free country like ours, we must fight against extremists of all types (on both the right and left). This can only be seen as one extremist view attempting to be forced on others who do not share their belief - a terrible and frighteningly transparent abuse of power.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:29 am |
  13. Ellen

    Abortion is still a legal procedure. It is medical procedure. Beyond the woman and her doctor, it is nobody else's business.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  14. Barbara Black

    Hands off our female rights. If the publishing of personal information on the internet about users of abortion procedures gets passed then I demand repeal of the HIPPA ACT. HIPPA protects or attempts to protect citizen's rights to privacy in medical situations. Why would the country then try to exclude from privacy a woman's right to make decisions about her body and unborn child. This issue must be explored further before making one side of the debate victorious over the other in legislating a woman's rights away. This truly makes my blood boil!

    December 18, 2009 at 9:30 am |
  15. Amber Krutak

    This is hands down an invasion of privacy. I agree in the cause to prevent unwanted pregnancies down the road, but to require every woman who gets an abortion to do this is ridiculous. If the information was offered up voluntarily that would be fine-but to make it mandatory should not be legal. Has anyone even thought that this might make women seek out sub-par abortion procedures in order to avoid questioning?

    December 18, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  16. Maryellen

    When this information is posted, are there any details about the father included?????? Remember, it takes two.

    This list is a HORRIBLE invasion of privacy!!!!!

    Let's post another list on the internet......men who have penile implants!!!

    If these theocrats had their way, they'd post the names of anyone who is agnostic or atheist!! The Scarlet Letter is Back and we are figuratively burning at the stake!!!!

    Personally, I'd like to see a posting of everyone in the USA that earns more than $100,000 in bonus money in this economy.....now THAT'S CRIMINAL!!!!

    December 18, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  17. tom and roxana collins

    Does Oklahoma have a state law requiring that you must be an idiot before being elected or appointed to a position affecting the lives of others?

    December 18, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  18. SL

    This law is a threat to the privacy of patients. The decision to have an abortion is an extremely private, personal and emotional experience. I simply cannot understand how making patient demographics available for public viewing would prevent future unwanted pregnancies.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  19. Paul Decker

    Are you serious? Of course this is a violation of privacy, another attempt to undermine Rowe vs. Wade, and weaken people's rights. What INFORMATION do they think they could possibly accumulate to keep unwanted pregnancies to a minimum that people don't already know? What causes pregnancy?

    December 18, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  20. Mike In Missouri

    This is Oklahoma we are talking about here. A state represented by U.S. senators Inhofe and Coburn (Dr. No.) These guys are affiliated with the "The Family" religious sect. Look up what that is. These are religious rightwing-fundametalist-bible-thumping zealots who are staunchly prolife. These are people who believe a day old human embryo has the same human rights as you and I. That right there should tell you all you need to know. Oklahoma is one of the most conservative states in the union and they are attempting to scuttle federal law (Roe v/s Wade) without actually doing it. No woman in their right mind would want to submit that info. when they go in for an abortion. The intention of the law is nefarious by passing this garbage as a proxy. It is an intensive invasion & violation of privacy and an assault on women. Why not have the same information for all men who order Viagra, Cialis posted on the internet too eh? I mean....that info. could help me too. *rollseyes*

    December 18, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  21. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Do you know why Texas dont fall in the ocean ? Because Oklahoma sucks and so does this idea.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  22. Rob

    Name any other elective proceedure that has this requirement.
    The purpose behind the law is obvious; threaten women already agonizing over a difficult decision with public humiliation, and thus attempt to influence this decision.

    A note to the hypocritical conservative movement behind this law:
    If you want the government to refrain from interfering in your life, don't attempt to impose it into the lives of others. Golden rule and all, remember.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  23. Meghan

    What a horrible premise for the continuation of neo-conservative Christian based influence on the poor and disenfranchised! There is a separation of church and state for this very reason. Abortion is a woman's right and the state of Oklahoma is making one more sneaky attempt to take a deeply personal and painful experience and turn it into a method of ideology whereby they can use people's sorrow to promote a way of thinking that doesn't take into account the struggles these young women go through. Maybe there should be a web-based outreach for what happens when young women can't afford or are not given the option of choice and are forced to have children before they were ready ensnaring them in a life of poverty stealing any chance they have at a future of their choice! This is disgraceful. What will keep unwanted pregnancies from occurring is education and birth control, not outdated faith-based abstinence programs promoting ignorance in a country that is slowly becoming governed by it.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:44 am |
  24. shonda cedeno

    I wondered that as well. I lived there for 2 years and have so many best and dear friends from there and I met my fiance there in oklahoma and when I informed him this morning that his state has lost their mind it started a somewhat heated argument that ended with him saying murder is murder. I'm glad I'm not from there and I'm glad I posted my other comment about womens rights because even the man in my life is uneducated about this. But did you notice that it was also a retired senator who helped start this? I wonder if any woman in his family has ever had to go thru this? I live in atlanta georgia and we know how the south feels about abortion, gay rights, inter racial relations and anything else they feel like being ignorant about and still most ppl here feel that this is wrong. I'm going to say this again. The 11 year old who's dad raped her since she was 9 and got her pregnat 2 times should have his info on line too along with hers right? No they just want her info.

    December 18, 2009 at 9:46 am |
  25. Gayle M. Spelts

    Whether or not a woman chooses to have an abortion is no one's business except her family and her doctor. This law is just another way men wants to control women. I propose that any man who wants erectile dysfunction drugs-Viagra, etc. be subject to this same scrutiny! See how they like it!

    December 18, 2009 at 9:48 am |
  26. Meghan

    We are entering into a fundamentalist era whereby individual rights are being categorized, "researched" and judged by a religious party that has embedded itself into government by way of spending exorbitant amounts of money to appeal to the under-informed majority by relating to the fact that they go to church on sundays. Start getting informed people! Start noticing that there is very little difference between Christian fundamentalists and the ones we're fighting in Afghanistan.... this is how it starts. Those that question become marginalized by practices such as these!

    December 18, 2009 at 10:00 am |
  27. Mike In Missouri

    Also funny......FISCAL conservatives don't mind passing trivial intrusive laws like this that will COST their state $250,000/yr. They don't mind government intrusion here but become recalcitrant about passing actual health care provisions that who knows...may actually benefit their constituents. The irony is just titillating.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:23 am |
  28. Aly

    This MUST BE unconstitutional. If it passes in Oklahoma, there's no way the Supreme Court can uphold such a law.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  29. Amy

    Are the same statistics being collected about men treated for Erectile Dysfunction?

    December 18, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  30. DawnJ

    I think Viagra use should be posted online so there will be a database to predict future infidelity among politicians and athletes.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  31. Paul Cook

    It ceases to mamze me how so many people preoccupy thier lives minding other people's business. If they are so opposed to abortion, thenthey should be fiscally and legally responsible for the child.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  32. houstonmacgirl

    This law is a complete violation of the right to privacy. Along side this database should be one with the personal information of every man taking Viagara. The fact that anyone thinks this ok is frightening.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  33. Erin

    Can we say "Big Brother"? This law is sexist (they don't ask for men's information) and will place women in danger. Remember, the same people who kill abortion doctors are the same people who post photographs and personal information of doctors, staffs and patients online.

    Abortion is legal health care.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:26 am |
  34. Diane J

    The real goal of this study is to intimidate young or undereducated women and invade their privacy. I'm sick of women being the victims of Pro Life zealots that can not accept that abortion is legal and a private matter between a woman and her doctor. Stop the victimization of women in this Country!!

    December 18, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  35. Weaver

    It's Oklahoma, the most backward state in the union. You want sanity, go elsewhere.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:27 am |
  36. Bill T

    Is this country moving backwards! This law would undoubtbly cause women in this state not to seek an abortion for fear they would end up online. This sounds like a ploy by the conservatives to take this very private decision away from women. Shame on the lawmakers of Okalahoma.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  37. Dawn in Vermont

    Mediacal records should be kept private. How about the same information on all the guys who are proscribed Viagra?

    December 18, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  38. Rachel Shirk

    I agree that it is an invasion of privacy, but at the same time women don't have to fill out most of the information. Even though I agree it is an invasion of privacy, I think it would be a good idea to make people aware to the terrible situation at hand. This will give people an insight on abortion, and statistics. This could stop a few abortions a day. Most importantly, it could save a few lives who don't deserve to die. If the mother had a problem with information being out, than you obviously shouldn't be there in the first place.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  39. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    What does Exstenz and Viagra got to do with abortion .

    December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  40. Ana

    Should we also keep a record of all the women who choose to keep the baby? Maybe we should have all pregnant women justify their choices online. I don't see how it would help "prevent future unwanted pregnancies". Birth control and education prevent unwanted pregnancies, not surveys.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  41. jean

    Oklahoma...what a surprise! Another attempt to take away the right of a legal procedure for women. Why is it that it's mostly old men who come up with this stuff? I lived there for 3 years and talk about hillbilly! Wake up women, our rights are being slowly ripped apart!

    December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  42. Maria

    a REPUBLICAN idea? Any way a bad idea.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  43. Chris

    How would this law "prevent future unwanted pregnancies"? By posting the woman's information online?
    The "demographics" that are collected would not prevent any future pregnancies. The only people who would benefit from this invasion of privacy are the conservatives who want to overturn the law, even if it is only by circumventing it.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  44. Aly

    I could not agree more Erin, it really does put women at risk, it is extremely sexist, and it's LEGAL CARE. The same people who complain about socialism and the government being too involved in their lives will support this kind of legislation.

    I honestly just don't understand why people are still upset about an argument that was dealt with in the 1970's. Abortion is legal, do something productive with your lives. I'm gonna go take my own advice, and enjoy the sun.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:32 am |
  45. Christina Fusco

    I am a pro-choice catholic who believes in the both the sanctity of life as well as a woman's right to privacy and reproductive choice. An unwanted pregnancy is a horrible situation that is much more complex than the law can address. It is not a legal issue, it is a medical and spirutal issue. I feel abortion should be legal but women should have every resource available to them to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. If faced with the circumstance then a woman should be counseled and know every option available to her and what resources are available during and after a preganacy. In my opinion, abortion is an act of desparation and therefore it makes sense that an informed choice is the only choice.
    If gathering this information is to help women make an informed choice than I see it as a good thing as long as privacy is maintained.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:34 am |
  46. Bob Himell

    Most definitely an invasion of privacy. If a woman chooses to give this information, great, otherwise the data should not be posted for public review. Especially since most pro life advocates don't want government reimbursement for these procedures. Lets keep a separation of church and state.
    A person chooses to smoke and we all end up paying through increased health insurance premiums. We decide it is ok to go to war and many innocent people die and that's ok but a woman thinks about an abortion and we want to stone her to death.
    A very mixed up society with too many mixed messages.
    Merry Christmas, love watching you on CNN.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:35 am |
  47. Chris

    If this absurd idea becomes law, I think every woman should put down in their "demographics" that they are the girlfriend of this senator.....

    December 18, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  48. Gabrielle

    I think that this is an invasion of privacy. Why does anyone need to know tthe woman's personal information, aside from her doctor? The information just tells people about the demographics of women seeking abortions; it will not prevent unwanted pregnancies.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:42 am |
  49. Nancy Tervalon

    For those who think this is a good idea, what do you think of a database which profiles men who have vasectomies? The database would list the occupation, marital status, reason for the vasectomy, whether the spouse, or significant other, is aware of the procedure, number of children, and number of women who have given birth to his children.

    Let’s go a step further, let’s require the consent of the spouse in order to have a vasectomy. And while we are at it, let’s deny vasetomies for convenience only. Let’s require all vasectomies to be a matter of life or death. If your life is not threatened by the birth of a child, you may not have a vasectomy. No federal money could be used for vasectomies. And having a vasectomy, when a man’s life is not in danger, would be a federal crime. Afterall, his sperm does have the potential of becoming an “unborn child,” which has the potential of becoming a “born child”.

    After that is done, we can then start working on the masturbation database.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  50. Bob Himell

    The most famous examples of McCarthyism include the speeches, investigations, and hearings of Senator McCarthy himself; the Hollywood blacklist. lets bring it back and put these woman on a black list, round them up and have public exposure of these infidels.
    CAN YOU SPELL FACETIOUS. LET THE SENATOR TAKE CARE OF THE UNWANTED BABIES AS WELL.

    December 18, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  51. shelby

    I believe in freedom of choice. As does God . That is why he gave us freewill. I hope all of the rightwing christian protesters have all adopted at least one child so the can actually say they are doing something about the problem instead of just griping about someone elses life and their choices .

    December 18, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  52. Angela

    So, should we now require that when a man with a prostitute are busted, that the man should now have his reason for visiting the prostitute be posted on -line? Seems only fair, right?

    December 18, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  53. Dan

    I like it. Abortion is nothing more than a controlled murder, butchering the innocent baby.
    There is only one person, and that is the almighty, that should take life. All the abortions going on, and people wonder why the US is in such financial ruins? Wake up America.

    December 18, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  54. Roy

    Yes, I think they should undergo a battery of questions and be tested for drugs and their citizenship challenged!! No one should get a free ride, I had to work for all I have why shouldn't everyone else ?

    Thanks

    Roy in WV

    December 18, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  55. Amanda

    Where are the questions about the father?!! This is infuriating! If this survey is intended to be a tool to help prevent unwanted pregnancy, it is obviously forgetting the necessary information about the sperm donor!

    December 18, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  56. Arvel witte

    I support this type of anonymous scientific survey to help women make an informed choice.

    December 18, 2009 at 11:10 am |
  57. Evelyn Connaway

    In regard to Oklahoma law documenting all abortions done.Our constitution does not give any politicians the right tomake laws about the citizens personal private lives, by making anti-abortion or anti-gay laws. It is a tragic violation of an individuals God given right to exercise control over their own bodies and their own behavior. If they do thisin Oklahoma, they also need to show which men buy viagra and how many have penal implants.

    December 18, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  58. Dodie

    Abortions have been carried out since the dawn of women! They have been performed by back alley hackers risking infection, tearing out some of the fetus but enough left that the child is born missing arms, legs at best, and risk to the mother. As long as women have been getting pregnant from men, abortions are natural occurring phenomena for unwanted pregnancies. We utilize our technology to keep alive a child with numerous life threatening medical conditions for minutes, hours days or weeks; however, we are unwilling to provide even a little medical assistance to an unwanted pregnancy.

    A clear message is being sent! (((The fetus has more rights and is more important than the mother! )))

    While I do not subscribe to abortion as a means of birth control, I certainly would like to see medical assistance provided for those unwanted pregnancies. I would also like to see “free” medical for all Vasectomies and tubal ligations. Those with more than 2 children need to be fully responsible financially for the child’s education, health care, etc. We, the tax payer can no longer support families with multitude of children. True responsibility is not having more children than you can afford and nurture!!!

    December 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  59. Len

    Why don't they (pro-lifer) just tattoo a letter 'A' on the womens foreheads. Shame was big back in those days, and I know, it use to stand for adultry, but times have changed.

    December 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm |
  60. Tracy

    It is wrong. It violates the Hippa act, for medical privacy.It also violates the decision for abortions. We have those rights from the courts, so they should be followed.If this is not the case, than "Big Brother" should install cameras in every household and we can pretend it"s "1984".

    December 18, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  61. Carol sweeden

    When and if you realize just what you are doing to a human life - not to mention it being your own child - words cannot even express the sorrow that you are going to feel - however my comment is that CNN should really keep their feelings on the subject "in check" - talk about biases - you always talk about how FOX is opinionated – huh!

    December 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  62. Brooke

    this law no more breeches confidentiality than collecting facts on demographics for STDs.

    Here's the thing: NO ONE should think abortion is a GREAT idea. It's an eject button. Understanding WHY women choose to abort is critical in lowering the abortion rate. No one is saying you can't HAVE one but unless you've had one you have no idea what it does to the heart and mind of a woman. It's not taken lightly. It's not like you wake up one day and say "oops... guess I better head down to get my paper dress"
    If research shows that a child would interfere with education, we can work with that. If it shows that a child will interfere with work, we can do something about that.
    I think opponants of this research don't want to see that the reasons will be selfish ones which in turn will show that babies are just "inconvenient". If that's the case, get a condom, a pill, or stop flying the plane without a license. Sex is a responsible decision as the outcomes are very real.
    It's sad though that there are so many families longing for a child and so many are discarded because of interference. Pregnancy doesn't affect many jobs or school. These women don't want to have a baby but they don't want to let anyone else have it either.
    sad

    December 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  63. Henry

    You call it a womans right to chose but call it what it is MURDER. We give animals more rights and protection then a baby.

    December 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  64. Angela

    Well, then. ... How can a man have any opinion on this when he cannot have experienced the horror of incest, rape or the experience of being pregnant in the first place? It's an insult to me as a woman and to my daughter that any man who cannot have possibly experienced anything like this have any input on our decision concerning abortion.

    December 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  65. A. Smith, Oregon

    This court 'order' would serve to open the flood gates to the release of all kinds of private medical information, much could be used to greatly infringe on everyday Americans privacy.

    December 18, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  66. john

    with a population of 4.6 million and a rate of 11 abortions per 1,000 women in the state annually, how can a one page anonymous questionnaire, a created data base, and manual input, cost half a million dollars a year.. If it is for a confidential study to collect data why would people care if they have to fill it out? i just want to know where the half a million dollars is gonna come from.. unless they contract me to do the project, then ill do it for $400,000....

    December 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  67. Bob Himell

    I have never experienced childbirth but certainly am involved with pregnancy. I also happen to agree that the decision is a personal one between the woman, any religious moral grounds, certainly not the courts or the governments business but I am somewhat offended that a man has no feelings or concerns about possibly giving up a child by him biologically. Not all pregnancies happen due to incest or rape and there is more than one side to this argument but I am not the enemy.

    December 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  68. Diane J

    Angela, I am with you sister!!

    I am so sick of the men who tell women what they should do with their bodies and lives!!

    Men out there who feel strongly about life should step it up!! Adopt or financially support children and single mothers. Get off the corner in front of Planned parenthood and start caring for your own children.. start by paying your child support!! And please stop telling women what we should do and demonstrate your commitment to life... then we will begin to respect your opinion!!

    And, before you call me bitter – I'm a single mother who did not need a man to support me so this is not about me!

    December 19, 2009 at 10:48 am |
  69. Mac

    I would like to see or know what senators are in the room while they are reading the bill aloud.

    December 19, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  70. Jacquie

    Why not just tattoo an "A" on them???
    I mean really, isn't this type of religious extreme-ism what we are fighting against in the middle east? Are we going to have our own Jihad? What about freedom of religion? What about freedom of Choice? We live in a land that guarantees that all people Men and Women are equal under the law...so where is the responsibility for the male counterpart under this law? And freedom of religion guarantees that one group does not have the right to impose their beliefs on another group...what their taxes are paying for is FREEDOM...and they can still decide to act upon their consciousness by being active in the community around them.

    December 20, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  71. Carm

    December 20th, 2009 8:11 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    I believe that statistically this is very helpful....I mean if it "sets up a database that could help prevent future unwanted pregnancies." Why not, I am all for it. I am not against abortion or for it, I feel it is a personal choice for the individual. I do not agree that "solely" the male species should determine a law because they could not possibly fathom the concept. If we allow this bill to pass, then we are saying that our antiquated ways of men preaching and women doing have yet to be over. We are in a world where predominantly equality surfaces, above all, and continues to evolve. Therefore, men should not make decisions that concern women. Yes, technically, two people make babies but what about those dyer instances, where rape and incest occur. I say if they pass this bill then they should also push the alternative of the "morning after pill". to prevent unwanted and unexpected pregnancies. All I am saying as a citizen of the U.S., if the Federal Government is considering an Abortion Law to leave women "hanging by the way side", then create a counter scenario to help women in those abortion decision circumstances. The Federal Government should focus on creating scenarios for women to immediately get themselves checked out after a sexual encounter, in the event that the pregnancy is unwanted the "morning after pill" will be accessible. Of course, Pro and Anti-Abortion people are outraged, what does this say about the Government being for the people, this particular act does not in any way shape or indicate that.

    December 20, 2009 at 8:14 pm |