House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked today of the Alabama pro-life law that was signed by the governor yesterday goes to far and he said YES.
“It goes further than I believe, yes,” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says when asked if the Alabama abortion law goes too far.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 16, 2019
As noted on the tweet above, he believes the Alabama law should have had exceptions for both rape and incest.
He also suggest it should have an exception for the life of the mother, but the law already does that. It allows for an abortion only in cases where it’s needed to prevent a serious health risk to the mother.
But back to the other points, why is the life of an unborn child worth terminating in the case of rape or incest? Why is a child’s life less valuable because of unfortunate way it was conceived?
Whether a child is inside the womb or already born, the value of its life should be the same! If not, then why can’t a mother be allowed to kill her child born from rape? Why does the fact that a child is in the womb make any difference in its value?
We all know that rape is a horrific thing for a woman to go through and dealing with a pregnancy from something like that would be terrible. But I can’t believe snuffing out that new life, especially in the heat of the moment, is going to alleviate that woman’s pain or misery. If anything it would likely compound her grief in the future once the reality of that sinks in.
It would be better to endure that pregnancy and give the child up for adoption than to remove that child’s life from existence.
This is why I have issues with Kevin McCarthy. Either his values don’t go deep enough or he loves his job in Washington too much. I get he’s from California, but this is no excuse.