It is hard to mention 'Gay Pride', whether speaking about a parade, the month, or just pride in general, without someone bringing up their 'Straight Pride'. This often offends people, and they begin to list the horrific things heterosexual people never had to endure.
Members of the LGBT community often speak about how they wish for 'equality' and for the stigma around not being straight. These same people then go out and argue against Straight Pride. Their definition of equality is confused, at the very least. If they truly believed in equality, they would welcome Straight Pride just as they do Gay Pride. Sadly, this is not the case.
I was at school, on a school laptop, and decided to check my Twitter feed. To my surprise, Twitter was not blocked, and so I read through the news, much of which was about a new abortion bill in Alabama, which criminalized many forms of abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. I then ran a Google search about abortion in cases of rape and incest, to see more information on it. There was a result from a pro-life website, and so I decided to click it. I was greeted by a message saying the website was blocked. I didn’t think much of it, as it somewhat makes sense for a school to block a website talking about rape. Then I read the reason as to why it is blocked.
As you may have heard, a new abortion bill has been passed in the state of Georgia. This law both bans abortions after six weeks, and gives fetuses legal personhood. Because of the latter, women can have criminal charges filed against them if they choose to abort a baby after the legal six-week time frame. This law, Georgia HB 481, will come into effect in the year of 2020. One main difference between this law and many other abortion bills is that this penalizes women who self-administer pregnancy-terminating drugs, as many women are now doing.
Rohan Modi is an eighth grader at Ridgefield Park Junior/Senior High School, and will be attending Phillips Exeter Academy in the fall of 2019. He is strongly conservative. He is the Founder and President of the Turning Point USA chapter at RPHS. He is a PragerFORCE Student Ambassador on the writers squad.