The Heartbeat Bill
So this week Governor Mike DeWine signed the heartbeat bill which doesn’t allow a woman to have an abortion after the fetuses first heartbeat, which can be as soon as six weeks. Most women don’t even know that they are pregnant this early on, so essentially abortion as we know it is over here in Ohio…
This really bothers me…
If you’ve read some of my previous blogs, then you know that I had a miscarriage when I was younger. At this point in my life it doesn’t bother me to tell this story, but the part that I always leave out is before I had my miscarriage, the father and I had went the clinic for me to have an abortion.
It’s not something that I’m ashamed of, but since I ended up having a miscarriage, I never think to talk about this part. Back when I was considering having an abortion, you had to go to the clinic two days in a row: the first day you do an ultrasound and you talk to a therapist about what you want to do. You then make an appointment for the second day to actually have the procedure.
After the first day, I decided that I didn’t want to go through with the abortion and never scheduled the second appointment.
I miscarried the next week.
There are SEVERAL reasons that a woman makes the decision to have an abortion and frankly I have a huge issue being told what I can do with my body by the same group of people that want cut funding to social programs and stop sexual education in schools.
Which way do you want it?
The problem here is that they haven’t stopped abortions; they’ve just stopped SAFE abortions. Back in the day there were several women falling down stairs and using wire hangers to get the job done and it looks like we are back to these times.
Look, I’m not saying that I 100% agree with abortion. I wish that women felt like they had more options so that they didn’t have to resort to that, but the reality is for some people, they feel like this is the only option. Its not enough to just say ‘don’t have sex and this won’t be an issue.’ Everyone doesn’t carry beliefs that reflect that and decisions like this being made by our government make it hard for those who aren’t believers.
This bill doesn’t have exceptions for victims of rape or incest, so I have so much fear about the implications of this bill.
For all those people who are cool with this bill being passed I have a simple question:
What are you doing to make sure that a woman doesn’t feel like abortion is her only option?
Are you registered to be a foster parent/ adoptive parent?
Do you pass out condoms to people?
Do you educate people on contraceptions and abstinence?
Because this is the type of energy you need to be putting into the world if you are against abortions.
Its easy to say no to an abortion if you’ve never been in that situation.
Simply put, if you’re against abortions, don’t have one.
I just hope these politicians have the same energy when their side chicks gets pregnant.