Roe v. Wade Oral Arguments – a Failed Discussion, Pending Further Review to Balance the Rights of Two Persons

Roe v. Wade Oral Arguments – one hour live audio recording from the US National Archives https://youtu.be/_DT-pxEGfu4

In the Roe v Wade case, the pro-choice attorney named Mrs. Sarah Weddington, who spoke on behalf of the pro-choice appellant Jane Roe, brought up specific situations that were not pertinent to her case, further complicating the entire problem of unjustified reasons why some women seek an abortion. Weddington declared the Texas abortion law – at that time – to be unconstitutional based on two reasons: 1.) The law was vague and 2.) The law violated a woman’s right to continue or terminate a pregnancy. Weddington’s two reasons should have been challenged, but all seven male justices in the court failed: Burger, Douglass, Brennan, Stewart, White, Marshall, and Blackburn. At the time of Weddington’s case, the Texas law only allowed abortion instances when it is for the purpose of saving the life of the woman. Weddington argued that abortions should be allowed for reasons of health or life. Her slight change in wording gave extra protection to abortionists while it opened a door for heinous up-to-birth abortions. Some women now get multiple abortions and remain sterile for life. Some women now think abortion is her only choice when she steps into an abortion clinic. Many abortion clinics lie. Some say the pregnancy is just dead tissue. Millions of women in the USA are killing perfectly healthy unborn children, and they live a lifetime of regret. We must revisit Roe v Wade and show why it fails on many levels.

First of all, Weddington’s statement of how she thought “an abortion should be legally performed for the reasons of health or life” is still vague. It gives a doctor more legal protection, but it does nothing to legally declare when an abortion is constitutionally legal. While the concept of a “balance of rights” between the unborn child and the pregnant woman did come up, it was not satisfactorily resolved. The unborn child should have been declared a person. A balance of rights should have been recognized more clearly. The court must examine individual reasons why a woman is seeking an abortion. In regards to Weddington’s second argument that the law violated a woman’s right to “continue or terminate” a pregnancy, it is also unclear as to the reason for killing an innocent child if the unborn child is not a physical threat to the pregnant woman’s life.

Several important matters were either not discussed at all or not discussed thoroughly. The following matters should be further reviewed in order to revisit Roe v Wade with the purpose of honoring and giving rights to both the pregnant woman and the unborn child. The concept of “balancing rights” must be revisited. Just as a teenager has less rights than an adult, and an elementary school kid has less rights than a teenager, and a preschooler has less rights and abilities than an elementary school kid, and an infant has less rights and abilities than a preschooler, so too does an unborn child have at least some rights.

1.) Referring to the Constitution – The ninth amendment from 1789 reads as follows, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” This amendment does not affirm the existence of a particular right to get an abortion at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. Roe v Wade failed to interpret the ninth amendment and the other amendments such as the fifth amendment. Roe nor anyone else cannot appeal to the 1787 constitution or the 1789 Bill of Rights as a legal way to claim rights to what we call today “abortion on demand,” an abortion at any time during a pregnancy for any reason. In addition, the fifth amendment was written to say that “no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, and property, without due process of law.” This amendment, like the other amendments, specifically refer to living human beings, but these amendments do not refer specifically to unborn children, although unborn children are living human beings. Roe cannot successfully claim that denying an abortion at any stage of pregnancy is unconstitutional. On the contrary, the unborn child can survive outside the womb, and children outside the womb have human rights for sure. The unborn child is a little human person that begins to exist at conception. The question should have been what rights does an unborn child have at different stages of development during pregnancy and under certain circumstances. The pregnant woman already has human rights that protect her life, but what rights does an unborn baby have? Roe v Wade failed to discuss rights for an unborn who can survive outside the womb and the rights of an unborn child in early term pregnancy. It was brought up and overlooked. They failed to discuss a particular situation when a woman has the right to end the unborn child’s life such as in the case of a true ectopic pregnancy. It would be unconstitutional and unethical for a doctor to kill an unborn child unless the unborn child was taking the life of the woman. It would be unconstitutional and unethical for a doctor to allow a woman to die without doing everything he or she can to save the pregnant woman’s life. Moreover, no one discussed the difference between the following two situations: 1.) ending a late term pregnancy by inducing labor and delivering a living baby and 2.) ending a late term pregnancy by killing an unborn child and delivering a dead baby.

What Rights Does an Little Human Person Have?

2.) Unborn children are little human persons – During Roe v Wade, a certain amount of time was spent on deciding whether an unborn fetus is a person. It is ridiculous to say an unborn fetus is anything other than a human being. An unborn human fetus is never anything else other than a human being. Science proves that all human beings begin at the moment of conception when the egg and sperm unite. Once fertilized, the fertilized egg contains new DNA, and a new human being begins. We cannot deny science. The question came up again whether or not a human fetus is a person. We must examine the language that was used when the 1789 Bill of Rights was written. The word “person” most certainly refers to a living human being when it was written. The word “person” is interchangeable with a living human being. As an interchangeable word, the little human unborn person in the womb does have some rights since he or she is a living human being. The only question is what kind of rights does the little human unborn person have? Roe v Wade failed to discuss that the unborn child does not have the right to take the mother’s life. The answers must be found under certain stages of development and under certain circumstances during pregnancy, neither of which were discussed in greater detail in Roe v Wade. Does the mother have the right to kill a Down syndrome child? Does the mother have the right to kill an unviable child whose diagnose might be incorrect? Does the mother have the right to kill an unborn child with disabilities? Does the mother have the right to choose killing a child over adoption?

Little Human Person

3.) Unborn babies survive outside the womb – A significant point was completely ignored: in late term pregnancy, which consists of 21 weeks gestation to full term gestation, the baby can survive outside the womb. By 24 weeks gestation, the survival rate is very high and almost all 24 week gestation babies survive. Roe v Wade failed to discuss this very important point because the neonatal care that we have today did not exist back then. With even more advancements in neonatal care in the future, we might even see an earlier survival gestation age and a higher survival rate. Roe v Wade failed to discuss the rights of a premature baby getting care. All babies and infants need care in order to survive. Premature babies deserve to get care as well. In the case of rape, Roe v Wade failed to point out that the unborn child did not commit a crime. Roe v Wade never discussed the right for the woman to get emotional and mental help instead of killing an innocent child. They never discussed the woman’s right to get prenatal care instead of panicking with a pregnancy. They never discussed the woman’s right to get pregnancy support and find life giving resources at a helpful pregnancy center.

What Rights Does a Premature Human Person Have?

4.) Saving a Woman’s Life – While it is true that ending a pregnancy can save a woman’s life under certain circumstances such as a misplaced fertilized egg in the first month of pregnancy, it is not true that a late term pregnancy ever requires killing an unborn child in order to save the mother’s life. Roe v Wade failed to discuss the difference between when ending a pregnancy is needed verses when killing an unborn child is needed. Killing an unborn at any time when the mother’s life is not in danger during pregnancy is unconstitutional. If a mother’s life is really in danger, if she has pre eclampsia, high blood pressure, or mental problems for example, she can induce labor during late term pregnancy at 24 week gestation, for example, and deliver a living baby. We can no longer hide behind the term “private discussion between a doctor and a woman” when it comes to life and death situations. All premature babies are supposed to go to neonatal care for help. Thus, killing a child during late term pregnancy is never needed to save a woman’s life. Roe v Wade failed to discuss this very important medical fact. They failed to properly discuss unethical medical practices and the value of the Hippocratic Oath in the courtroom. While the oath was briefly brought up, the justices allowed Weddington to dismiss it way too early.

5.) New Situations & New Understandings – We need to discuss new advancements in neonatal care, discoveries such as when the heart begins to beat, the constitutional rights of the pregnant woman, and the constitutional rights of unborn children who are little human persons. The medical field and courts must admit that an unborn child is a human person. The justices failed to correct Weddington when Weddington claimed, “No one knows when life begins.” The justices failed to provide a medical definition and a philosophical definition that says an unborn child is both a human being and a human person.

6.) Balancing Rights Between Two Persons – While a human citizen begins to receive certain rights after being born, an unborn child has the right to continue living when he or she is not taking away the life of the mother. It is unconstitutional to allow a person to take the life of an unborn child during late term pregnancy because a doctor can induce labor and deliver a living baby. It is unconstitutional to allow a person to take the life of an unborn child during early term pregnancy when the baby is not taking the life of the mother. Take a moment to consider how we allow self defense. It would be unconstitutional to not protect the life of the mother. It would be unconstitutional to not protect the life of the unborn child. Balancing these two person’s rights during an abortion directly relates to which person is possibly taking away the life of the other. The question must be asked, “Is one person unjustified in taking the life of the other?” The woman has the right to life, liberty , and the pursuit of happiness. So does the unborn child. This is why the court must examine the individual situation. Is the unborn child taking away the woman’s life such as in the case of a misplaced fertilized egg? Is the mother or abortionist taking away the child’s life when the child’s life is not causing the mother to die? Both the mother and the unborn child have the right to live. Balancing the rights of two persons is directly related to the stage of fetal development and the individual situation where one person might be taking away another person’s life.

Weddington’s “right to terminate a pregnancy” is based on reasons for health or life, physical or mental. Weddington’s justification is still vague, and it should have been challenged in greater detail by the seven justices in court. With two persons involved, the pregnant woman and the unborn child, we must revisit the balance of rights in a legal sense. The court can no longer deny that the unborn child is a human being who has some rights to life. We must continue to protect the life of the pregnant woman while also balancing the rights of an unborn child. The court cannot ignore the fact that healthcare should be given to both the pregnant woman and the unborn child. Pro-choice is only concerned about giving healthcare to the pregnant woman. With two human lives involved, the pregnant woman and the unborn child, the court must revisit a proper understanding of how to balance these rights in a fair and just way.

How To Take Control of an Unwanted Pregnancy: Value Life, Networking, Resources, & Safety

Do you have an unwanted pregnancy? The first thing you need to do is take control of your situation in a kind, thoughtful, and careful way. You’ll need to examine all of your choices and become fully knowledgeable about all the facts relating to those choices. Make up your mind that you are not going to panic when you hear the terms fetal development and adoption. Make up your mind that you are not going to be ignorant about abortion and a baby growing in your womb. Make up your mind that you will hope for good results for both you and your baby. Make up your mind that you are going to take control of your pregnancy in the best possible way that values your life and the person growing in your womb.

Second, make the decision that you will connect with confidential supportive people who will help you. Be willing to get an ultrasound as soon as possible. If you told your boyfriend or a friend or a family member who does not support your pregnancy, you are significantly limiting yourself. If you called an abortion clinic, they will limit you even more and hide the baby’s heartbeat. They will direct you toward ending the life of an innocent child and collect money for the procedure. They will focus on abortion and avoid talking to you about consequences. One way you can take significant control of your situation is by making the decision to network with kind and helpful people who will walk you through your pregnancy and help provide good answers to your situation. Take control by making the decision to connect yourself with people who really hope the very best for you. Millions of people can help you find life giving solutions to your current situation.

Third, you will need to take control by actually talking to kind and resourceful people. A pro-life pregnancy center will give you confidential support and resources that you need. With over 2,500 pregnancy centers in the USA, you can take control of your situation by making a good connection where you can feel safe and secure when talking about your situation. Call 800-712-HELP (4357) for kind and helpful information or for an online chat 24/7 go to OptionLine.org, operated by Heartbeat International. For additional caring confidential support, call the Pregnancy Decision Line at 877-791-5475. They can help you manage any negative situation you might be in. If one pregnancy center is not helping you, find another pro-life pregnancy center where someone there can help you with maternity homes, financial aid, health insurance, other provisions for mothers and babies, and even child care. You need to make it a priority to find a good OB-GYN who can give you the best possible care. They should help you with nutrition, prenatal care, a safe delivery, and other provisions. Abortion clinics do not care about the details of your situation. They do not offer resources for you to network. They do not help you find good answers to your situation. Your unwanted pregnancy might seem like a problem to you right now, but it does not have to be that way at all. To find a pro-life pregnancy center where they are more than happy to help you without giving you any condemnation, enter your zip code at websites such as 1.) Care Net https://resources.care-net.org/find-a-pregnancy-center/#lp-pom-block-120 2.) Pro-Life OB-GYNs https://aaplog.org/pro-life-directory/ 3.) Option Line https://optionline.org/center-locator/ 4.) Heartbeat International https://www.heartbeatinternational.org/worldwide-directory

They are more than happy to help improve your situation.

Fourth, make sure you find a positive environment where you can find real help and safety for your situation. Make an effort to place yourself where your life is valued for the duration of the pregnancy and after delivery. Make an effort to value your pregnancy whether you decide to parent your baby or put your baby up for adoption. Most of all, place a greater value on people who care about safely delivering a living baby and with people who care about your safety and well being.

PRO-LIFE Panda Comfort Kits

We can help women choose life. How do we do that? If a woman is pregnant and does not want to be pregnant, what can we do to help her choose life? We can give her resources, support, and… comfort kits! Instead of feeling like abortion is her only choice, she needs to know she has many more choices other than that. She needs access to resources, and she needs to find a real good support system. She should never feel alone. She should never feel like abortion is her only option.

She needs resources. Since most abortions are performed during the first trimester, women need to be fully informed that she is carrying a child in her womb. Even though her child is small in the first few months, her child is still a child who deserves to be loved and protected. A woman with an unwanted pregnancy needs to find a good pro-life pregnancy center where she can feel safe and find the resources she needs. It’s as easy as visiting OptionLine.org and entering your zip code. https://optionline.org If she does not want to keep her child, she needs to gain access to a good family who will adopt her child. Millions of good families who are unable to have children are just waiting to adopt. Adoption is a much better choice than killing a child. It might be that the woman will end up keeping her child. She might just need to reach out to a few people and find resources while she is pregnant. She should find a pro-life OB-GYN and start taking prenatal vitamins.

She needs support. At a pro-life pregnancy center, women can find the support and privacy that they need before and after giving birth. She should never feel alone. With over 2,500 pro-life pregnancy centers in the USA, she can reach out to many different resource centers in her area. She needs to be loved. A good pro-life pregnancy center will not condemn her or shame her in any way. They will keep her pregnancy private and value her no matter what. Many times, the boyfriend and the woman’s family do not offer support, but pro-life centers do offer support. Even if the boyfriend and family offer support, it’s helpful to have extra loving support during a pregnancy.

She needs comfort. This is why I started giving Love My Little One Comfort Kits to pro-life pregnancy centers. This month, I sent a box of twelve Panda Comfort Kits to two more pro-life pregnancy centers. Each comfort kits includes three different sizes of pandas, a growth chart, tissue paper, and a gift bag. The purpose of these Comfort Kits is to bring comfort to the pregnant woman who feels like she does not want to be pregnant. The size of the panda demonstrates the length of the child growing in her womb. Instead of feeling alone or panicked, she can find comfort at a pro-life pregnancy center where they will help her every step of the way, before and after giving birth to a living baby. Instead of feeling alone or panicked, she can take control of her life by protecting her pregnancy, learning about prenatal care, finding a good OB-GYN, and taking good care of her body. Whether she decides to keep her baby or adopt, she can find better choices other than killing a child.

Every $10 donation covers the cost of one comfort kit. You can donate today and help women choose life. If you would like me to ship a box of twelve comfort kits to you, I am more than happy to ship them to you in order for you to hand deliver the assembled comfort kits to a pro-life center in your area.

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