Another Lost Opportunity
An opportunity was lost to write a new chapter in the abortion debate when the State Legislature overturned Governor Henry's veto of Senate Bill 1878. The intent of this law to show the baby ultrasound to a woman of unwanted pregnancy is noble if it saves the life of the unborn. However, the tactic of shame alone will not have the full affect on reducing abortions; this debate needs both a clear message of Law and Love.
Law, in that abortion is morally reprehensible and any barrier to it is just. Love; in that if, one has an unwanted pregnancy society with help with adoption. Many women end up at an abortionist's exam room as the last step in a difficult life journey and feel lost and hopeless; they need the support, grace, and love of their community not additional judgment.
This law should have included a provision for expanding partnerships between government, private charities, churches, and businesses to coordinate their efforts to establish a fully funded prenatal through birth adoption program.
These women need to know that her fellow citizens will not tolerate abortion by showing her love through adoption assistance. If Oklahomans are really that concerned about saving the unborn then SB1878 should have greatly expanded adoption services to women with an unwanted pregnancy thus giving the baby the chance of life.
Phillip W. Smith
Gee, does the ease in which people can get married, i.e. common law marriage in which divorce from is identical to a traditional marriage, court lawyers...have anything to do with the issue? If its so easy to get married, meaning that sometimes it happens WITHOUT any forethought, planning, cognizance, then naturally divorces will increase in turn divorce cost will increase, since the solution to bad marriages seems to be divorce, and divorce only, this would indicate that divorce itself is not the culprit in this case, but marriage itself in its present form.
America has traditionally taken a backwards stance on many issues. Instead of anticipating problems and taking steps to counter them, the modus operandi has been to deal with problems after they present themselves, many times when it is too late. Want a separate example, Medicare's non-emphasis on preventative medicine. Word of warning, if I think what the study and the article seem to be hinting at, the argument's natural progression is state dictated population control. Hey, socialized utilitarianism may be the way to go... if we are measuring in dollars which the study and articles' emphasized.
Oh my God, when this issue came out, I chuckled...What was that? Isn't a swimsuit issue supposed to be "hot"? Just because one is a football player does not make ones body look good in a swimsuit...jeeezzz, even with the shades on...
But that is not why I was laughing so hard...I [sent] pics, so you'll see my point of view, I'm a photographer and been retouching images for a long time. I think you really might consider hiring people who know what they are doing:) or at least take a look at the pics before they are getting published. I normally wouldn't bother writing this, but this was just hilarious.
Thanks 4 the laugh.
Editor's Note: We get a lot of grief, but little praise, so we appreciate the views of serious photographers who remind us why we don't hire them. Especially as the job market tightens. By the way, your great courage in not signing your name is more revealing than you can imagine.
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