Abortion: Abortion and Bible Verse Jeremiah Essay

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Prop 62, otherwise known as the Personhood Amendment is, on the surface a sweet thought that all babies should have rights and that abortion should be banned. The Yes on 62 logo shows an outline of a baby in the womb inside a red heart and a terribly forceful call to all Christians, the bible verse Jeremiah 1:5 that quotes God himself: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” But when you delve into what prop 62 will actually impose the response is usually shock and disbelief. Prop 62 will ban all abortions, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or to save the pregnant woman's life; prohibit stem cell research; restrict any healthcare to the mother that may endanger the fetus, such as chemotherapy; criminalize miscarriage,meaning that if a pregnant woman fell down a flight of stairs and lost her baby it would be investigated as a homicide (which has already happened in Iowa); create a legal nightmare, 20,000 state and local statutes, complicating property rights, inheritance rights; and even outlaw birth control other than "barrier methods," as hormonal/device birth control can prevent the implantation of an egg. America is a country that prides itself on the fact that all of its citizens can choose to live the way they want to and if you plan to vote yes on amendment 62 it will most likely be the single least patriotic and most selfish vote you will ever cast in your lifetime. Imposing beliefs and morals on someone’s personal choices is completely against the American motto. And just because you have personal convictions that restrict you from procuring an abortion doesn't mean that every American woman shouldn't have the right to. There are women in circumstances beyond anyone's wildest, cruelest imagination that may benefit wholly from an abortion. Abortion is a surgical procedure that every free American woman should have access to if needed or wanted. Freedom is choice, and if you can’t trust a woman with a choice,…