How to stop abortions: One step at a time

At 20-weeks-old, unborn babies have the ability to suck their thumbs, yawn, stretch, make faces and react to physical pain, yet hundreds are murdered each year as they are not

By claiming a mother’s personal choice is more important than the life she is only too willing to destroy, billions of innocents have been slaughtered over the years.

Abortion is not new to the world; unfortunately it has been around for centuries as an easy out for women who were too ashamed to admit they’d had sexual relations outside of wedlock, as punishment by jealous husbands or other family members and simply because a woman couldn’t be bothered with becoming a mother – but the injustice is coming to a close in the United States.

Today, billions fight for fetal rights inch by inch and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is one of them.

Gov. Haley signed a bill into law on Wednesday to make abortions after 20 weeks illegal. The law took effect immediately after she signed and now protects the innocent from the massacre many would otherwise have conducted.

The law, the South Carolina Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, requires all doctors to calculate the age of the child and ensuring it is under 20-weeks-old before any attempted abortions. The penalty for providing an abortion on a child older than twenty weeks is considered a misdemeanor and up to three years in prison in addition to a potential fine of up to $10,000.

The only exceptions to the law are if the mother’s life is in danger or if a severe and fatal abnormality will result in the fetus dying before or at its full-term birth.

The limit of 20-weeks was decided based on “substantial medical evidence” that a fetus can feel pain by that point. The bill, now turned law, said: “After twenty weeks, the unborn child reacts to stimuli that would be recognized as painful if applied to an adult human, for example, by recoiling.”

The bill’s sponsor, Wendy Nanney, told Reuters: “I believe that life begins at conception and every step we can take to get back to that point is important. In my view and many others’, it’s inhumane to subject that baby to pain at 20 weeks.”

In surgical abortions, the mother is dilated and the child is scraped or vacuumed out in one of the most gruesome, but entirely legal, method of murder in the United States.

No one deserves to die that way.

Though the CDC reports the majority of abortions are conducted at or under the 20-weeks gestation, the new law holds the potential to be a first step toward annihilating abortions altogether.

Now that South Carolina has signed the bill into law, there are a total of thirteen states enforcing the 20-week abortion ban including Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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