When a person is prosecuted for a capital crime for which a death sentence is sought, every effort is made to ascertain the guilt or innocence of the accused. If convicted, further deliberation must be concluded to ascertain if the execution of the perpetrator is appropriate in the specific case.
Why do we require this great examination and deliberation? The answer is because the life a human being is in the the hands of a jury or a judge. Appropriate time and effort is taken to examine the options available. In most cases, alternative punishment is considered. Less than thoughtful and careful consideration is inexcusable. These decisions are not emergencies.
Are Abortion Decisions Emergencies?
The conception of a human being is neither an emergency nor a crime. But the decision to abort a pregnancy is a death sentence to the unborn child. The life of a human being is in the hands of the mother of the unborn child. Shouldn’t appropriate time and effort is taken to examine the options available? Shouldn’t alternatives to the execution of the unborn child be examined and considered without an unreasonable rush to judgment?
Sadly, on June 30, 2011 U.S. Judge Karen Schreier, a Clinton appointee, granted a temporary injunction to halt enforcement of a new pro-life law in South Dakota that was scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2011 which would have mandated a paltry 72-hour waiting period as well as a woman considering an abortion to visit a crisis pregnancy center before proceeding with an abortion. In so doing, this judge affirms the rights of convicted capital crime perpetrators but not innocent, defenseless and powerless unborn children. We can take the time necessary to permit informed consent for an execution of a criminal but not 72 hours to permit informed consent before the execution of an unborn child.
Attorneys for Planned Parenthood argued that the new law violates the “right” to abortion under the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. No such “right” exists in the U.S. Constitution. However all Americans should affirm the unborn child’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Apparently, neither Planned Parenthood nor Judge Schreier believe in those rights.