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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.
This bill is not evil or attempting to remove women's rights as many on the left might believe. This bill is simply making a statement that abortion is wrong and we should not do it. I doubt that this law will actually be enforced, but it did a good job of making a point.
However, punishing women who seek to get abortions is not a worthwhile approach, as we should be trying to change people's hearts. We should be making people understand that what is growing inside them is a life, and we need to treat it as such. Proper education starting in middle schools are our best shot at fixing this problem, and until we properly teach our kids about the downsides and evils of abortions, this abortion conflict will never end.
If you are not convinced by this bill or the pro-life movement, we encourage you to join Alyssa Milano's "sex strike." After all, abstinence is the best way to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. All jokes aside, this law had decent intentions, just wrong execution.
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 on economic issues and moderately conservative on social issues. He is the Founder and President of the Turning Point USA chapter at RPHS. He is a PragerFORCE Student Ambassador on the writers squad.