Why Alabama's Abortion Law Is So Absurd

Why Alabama's Abortion Law Is So Absurd

Twelve-year-old incest rape denied abortion, because obviously a 12-year-old is capable of raising a child, but not capable of understanding what an abortion does.

On Wednesday, my father told me about an article regarding abortions in Alabama and the legal right minors have without consent from their parents. In 2014, Alabama passed a law basically denying all rights to minors to get an abortion without parental consent. This law states that minors are not of sound mind and cannot make logical decisions regarding a fetus's life.

I call BS. One case specifically brought to light is about a 12-year-old girl that was raped by a family member and then beaten by her mother when news of her pregnancy came about. On the sight, a pro-life bias, it states how she could not understand the impact she was making by getting an abortion. In the article by Life News, it states that the court found, "the victim has the maturity required to understand abortion’s impact...The minor consistently stated that 'she wanted an abortion, that she was too young to care for a child, that she was scared, and that she did not want to have a child.'"

I don't know about you, but this young girl, who already is in the foster care system due to her mother's abuse, understands the consequences of her actions. She was raped by her OWN family member and is literally only 12 years old. She is mature beyond her years to understand her own capabilities and still, she has to live with such a horridly grotesque thing haunting her at such a young age.

A law like this in Alabama basically denies the ruling to be quick, because it is almost entirely up to the judges' feelings on abortions. I feel strongly about this, just due to the fact that an underage girl who was raped, should in no way, be denied the right to an abortion.

People will fight back saying that other people would gladly adopt the children, but why on earth is there such a surplus of children in the foster care system if everyone out there is so willing to adopt. The people who do adopt, or foster children, have some of the most amazing hearts in the world, but there are only so many people willing to take that on.

Now, to back track, the 12-year-old above went through multiple courts appearances to get this over turned. Which, prolongs the abortion, and makes things more difficult. So, instead of putting an unnecessarily long court deal on things like this, I think we can think of some better ways.

Luckily, this law has since been blocked. To weigh in a little more, my view on abortions are simply this, it should be available but you don't have to have one. I do not understand the huge deal with them. People do things "morally or ethically wrong" every single day, and some people don't even care to fight.

So, why do we keep fighting this? If you don't want one, don't get one. But, there are terrible situations that people get into that abortions should be available for them. Maybe, if we all stopped being in everyone's' business things would go much easier.

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Sept 2013 I found myself writing to an evangelist Jennifer Beckham looking for more, looking for answers cause at the time I was in a dark place, and stuck no matter what I did. She wrote back! I cried as I read her respond. She sent me scriptures of who god is and what he wants for us. God says we are more than conquers and endurance develops strength and character. She encouraged me that I was on the right track. Not to give up and she would be praying for me. I saw Jennifer Beckham at a conference that year. I don't remember what she specifically talked about but I remember the feeling. The feeling of wanting to burst out crying, I could feel my eyes being filled with tears, and my heart racing but I wouldn't let out the tears. My pride was too big. I wanted to be strong so I did my best to hold it all in, and I did. At this conference they offered the audience who wanted to go up for prayer and dedicate their life to Jesus Christ. Surprisingly I went up, but I went up with other people that were seeking out salvation. I wasn’t sure if I was going up to support the other people or if it was truly for me. I was confused, even though I said the prayer. I became more confused as the days went on and I wasn't feeling a difference in my life. Nothing was changing. I started reading the bible and many books, listening to sermons, and surrounding myself with positive people. I gave my life to Jesus, but I didn't feel like I was set FREE! I continued feeling empty, lost, broken, guilty, and hurt from the past. There were so many days where I just wanted to give up. Almost felt pointless to fight for my life. At this point in my life I didn't know God very much, but I had just a little bit of faith. My faith was as big as a mustard seed and God took care of the rest. Day by day, year by year I started noticing my life changing. I noticed I was changing. I started feeling happy with who I was and where I was in life. I no longer questioned God about the things that happened to me. In my heart I was ok with the wounds, the hardships, and trials from the past because I now understood those wounds and trials. I realized I was SET FREE! not perfect but set free. I started understanding who I was as a child of our heavenly father. Now it’s Jan 2018 and I’m in awe of who I am and where I am in life, all because of Jesus. His so faithful! I think of the favor, the grace, his mercy, his love, his joy and blessing that he gives me even when I’m undeserving of it, it’s overwhelming. He has never left me nor forsake me. I can say Jesus you changed everything and my heart so forever thankful. 

Today, I encourage you like Jennifer Beckham encouraged me. Keep going and don't give up. No matter what your past looks like believe in your heart that you were created for greatness. Don't let your past determine your future, be the change you want in your life. You have it in you. There is so much more to life, don't miss out on it. It's time to take back your happiness, love, joy, freedom and so much more. It's time to take back EVERYTHING the enemy has taken from you. God has made you an overcomer. I speak it right now, that you will be victorious in 2018 and the years to come. Remember, God loves you! 

Psalm 136:26 (AMP) O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy and loving-kindness endures forever!

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