Star Trek’s admonition against “interference” in a culture and thwarting individual free will actions is a HEAVY law of the Universe — of spiritual law, not just of artificial civil law. In my second book, “In Psychic Defense,” we see just how all-important this law is, in that the mightiest beings/consciousness in this Universe could not apply their enormous energies to oppose an individual’s right to try killing Diane, their only “vehicle” or “channel” on the earth plane at the time. Interfering with a person’s free will incurs tremendous negative Karma. As highlighted in the introduction to this section, a fetus is not yet a human so aborting its birth incurs no negative karma. However, forcing its birth against the wishes of the prospective mother IS denying her free will, which does incur negative karma on those doing that enforcement.
~ Don Chapin
Abortion rights go against the spirit of civil rights
REPOST: Article By Michael Gerson, Washington Post Opinion writer January 18, 2018 at 7:44 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/abortion-rights-go-against-the-spirit-of-civil- rights/2018/01/18/7e98c2e0-fc7d-11e7-ad8c- ecbb62019393_story.html?undefined=&utm_term=.f4f93ed8ddf9&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpm m=1
Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade was decided, the right to abortion that the Supreme Court discerned remains controversial and disputed.
The expectation of legal abortion is deeply embedded in U.S. law and practice. Many states were lifting restrictions on the procedure even before Roe. Justice Harry Blackmun’s landmark decision seized upon an existing social trend. According to a May 2017 Gallup poll, 78 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal in some or all circumstances. A constitutional amendment against abortion — favored by many social conservatives — is a practical impossibility.
But the Supreme Court created a legal regime more extreme than the consensus. The dogged antiabortion activists who return to Washington each year to protest Roe during the March for Life are not alone. In the same Gallup poll, 49 percent of Americans agreed that abortion is “morally wrong” (compared with 43 percent who find it “morally acceptable”). Just 29 percent believe abortion should be legal in every circumstance. A number of states have moved to restrict abortion at the edges — requiring abortion clinics to meet the standards for ambulatory surgical centers, mandating that abortion providers obtain visiting privileges at local hospitals, restricting the procedure after the fetus can feel pain.
Why does this issue refuse to fade from our politics? One reason concerns Roe itself, which was (as Justice Byron White put it in his dissent) “an exercise in raw judicial power.” Blackmun’s ruling does not hold up well on rereading. His system of trimesters and viability was (and is) arbitrary and medically rootless, a fig leaf covering an almost limitless abortion right. Blackmun’s weak argument largely substituted for the democratic process in 50 states. Fiat replaced deliberation and democratic legitimacy. This was a recipe for resentment and reaction.
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