There is an article in today’s Post and Courier that details how certain lawmakers in South Carolina are proposing more rights for fetuses, and require a death certificate for any child stillborn or aborted.
Ok. I can see where people may find this handy, as far as claiming their unborn child as a dependant. That makes sense to me, because I understand the fact that being pregnant is not cheap, even when you have good insurance.
When the hell are people going to start realizing that there are PLENTY of children in foster homes, and in orphanages that need to be taken care of before someone forms a commission like this? This state is seriously in debt as it is, and I don’t see how building a damn statue is going to increase the quality of life in this state.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this a nation that was built partially on the ideal of freedom of religion? And what does Christianity have to do with this issue? I don’t see other religions promoting abortion. Nor are most members of the other religions I’ve encountered uncivilized people.
I know that it says that the statue will be paid for by private money, but I don’t want that thing on the Statehouse Grounds. My tax dollars pay for that, too, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for the upkeep of something like that.
And thank God I’m moving out of this state.