Friday, February 16, 2007

America's Abortion Schizophrenia

The new bill is called Alexa’s Law, after the name given to the unborn daughter of Chelsea Brooks, 14, who was killed last year in Wichita. Three men have been charged with murder in Chelsea’s death, but not for that of the child she was carrying. Chelsea’s death came weeks before she was due to give birth.

The legislation, HB 2006, would not apply to abortion or any action by the mother, such as drug use, that caused injury to the fetus. Supporters said that was an intentional response to critics who contended that the bill was motivated by abortion politics. “This bill is about one thing, and that is justice,” said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steve Brunk, a Bel Aire Republican.

But true justice does not discriminate. It is, in the language of the Bible, no respecter of persons. So, no, Representative Strunk; if it was justice being served, the interest of all preborn boys and girls would be protected by law...protected from drunk drivers, protected from the effects of assault upon their mothers and, most assuredly, protected from the caculated, brutal murder-for-hire that is, in fact, abortion.

Here's the Kansas City Star's story.