Well, no wonder. Technically, if Obama gets his way, Gianna Jessen is not a ‘person.’
She survived her own abortion 31 years ago:
Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna’s biological mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion center. Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist’s arrival, Gianna emerged. Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. But alive.
Had the abortionist been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation.
Obama would like to revoke the status of personhood for those babies who survive abortion and emerge fully from the womb. In other words, even though a baby is fully born and alive, they would not be entitled to life and liberty.
At what point would someone like Gianna Jessen be granted personhood, then? If she makes it 24 hours, or a week, is it then automatically granted? Does she have to prove that she can survive a full year? Or maybe never?
With all the recent talk of laws like Bill C-484 setting some new, ‘dangerous’ precedent regarding the status of unborn children, what are we to make of Obama’s views of personhood? What other strange, sick acts will eventually become permissible if Obama gets his way? Will we be granted the right to kill, “perhaps by suffocation,” a child diagnosed at birth with some sort of physical or mental defect? If that happens, will those with certain disabilities be stripped of their personhood altogether? Yes, let’s talk about dangerous precedents!
Perhaps, someday soon, individuals not conforming to a strict physical norm will either be killed or sterilized and banished to the Fringes. (Ever read The Chrysalids?)
IMAGE: The Median Sibby