but one must admit...we more often feel that way because of our deeply held religious beliefs, right ?
and, as such every true american should now know that creating laws outlawing anything based on ones religion is very probably unconstitutional
there are many religions...there are many religious sects that allow, under certain conditions, for this procedure to be a completely moral and valid one
any move that restricts activities by one religious group over the objections of another is not legal...it doesn't matter how we feel...we do not achieve true freedom by having majority rule over constitutional issues...that's what all the checks and balances are supposed to be for...to protect the minority view from the big-ass foot of the majority
so often, throughout history, we've gotten this wrong...it seems a shame that when we finally are getting somewhere, we keep having the same battles
moreover...one would have to admit that the power of god, and his word, is diminished when mere mortals have to lie, cheat, steal and strongarm those who do not agree...the only truth of god is that which we know to be true...clearly a large percentage of the world does not buy into this version of life, the universe and everything: and by that, i mean choice on abortion...even a huge percentage of catholics do not agree 100% with the current papal thinking..and one would be lying to say otherwise
and where does that leave one in gods eyes...for some, that path to hell is paved with good intentions, that's for sure...
but isn't it god who makes that judgement ?
god does not need our help in this..would it not be in the best interest of furthering gods ideal if there were no laws whatsoever about this...that religious leaders taught gods message without all the baggage many find discerning (almost no two religions actually agree wholeheartedly on all that minutae, anyway, so why make it so much an imperative* ?)...and, when the word of god is less filtered by mans prejudices, then people will want to choose a better path...rather than having one forced upon them
*right off the bat, i thought someone will whine about how a defenseless, unborn life is not either 'minutae' or a non-ipmerative: however, not all religions agree life automatically begins at conception...moreover most of the religions/religious leaders who are consistently trying to overturn roe v wade are also the first to try and end hunger programs, end health programs, currently stand in the way of changing our whole healthcare system away from for-profit...are distinctly pro gun, pro death penalty and pro war...none of which are in any manner, way or form pro life activities...
when the entirity of the pro life movement begins to defund the military with the passion they are trying to defund planned parenthood, then i might believe they are prolife...until then, they are all basically, liars looking for power over our lives
as one who values freedom for all americans, seems the slippery slope only has meaning if one thinks a (d) and his evil, liberal hordes are behind it