Thursday, May 14, 2009

Anti-Choice Legislators at it Again

Created by: Jillian

Last night, four anti-choice law-makers introduced an amendment on the death penalty bill that would change the age of minors counseling prior to an abortion and create a parental notice provision for minors to have an abortion.

First of all, the hypocrisy of these four legislators, REP. ROWE, 123rd Dist., REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist., REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist., and REP. HAMZY, 78th Dist. who all voted to continue having the death penalty in Connecticut is enough to drive me mad. According to Rowe,

"What is more vulnerable than an unborn human life? We can't debate it here, and yet, we can debate whether the state ought to take the lives of the worst of the worst among us. ... The 40 unborn that are taken every day in this state deserve something, and they are getting nothing from this legislature.''

So apparently to these four gentlemen, only certain "life" matters. Makes me sick.

Besides all that, the amendment that was introduced would do nothing to prevent unintended pregnancy, thereby reducing the need for abortion. If our country's history has taught us anything, it is that restricting access to abortion does nothing to prevent abortion.

I think most of us hope that young women will seek the advice and counsel of those who care for her most, but when a young woman cannot, I certainly do not want legislation in place that will restrict her access to abortion, putting her life and health in danger.

We know that these four anti-choice legislators will most likely introduce this amendment on legislation throughout the rest of the legislative session which ends on June 3rd.

Please contact your legislators and tell them to oppose any and all amendments to change the age of minors counseling prior to abortion and to create a parental notice provision for minors to have an abortion. Let's focus our state's efforts on preventing unintended pregnancies in the first place!

Parental Involvement Fact Sheet


Anonymous said...

Thank you NARAL for constant vigilance.

Anonymous said...

How would you respond if pro-life advocates labeled you "anti-life" instead of "pro-choice"?