Hispanic ✔ Female ✔ Rape ✔ School Shooting ✔ Abortion ✔
Magen McAfee
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OK.

If I read this rightly, your child was not conceived in rape, but at another time.

You did not exercise your right to choose because you were not ready to have a child. You killed your child — denied him or her the right to life — because that life was inconvenient. That sounds harsh, but you appear to be proud about you did. Validating that choice, instead of acknowledging that a better point for the choice would have been earlier in the interaction — before sex — has profound implications for children.

In particular, it turns children into high-priced consumer goods, to be allowed into your life only if the child is a nice addition to your life. Otherwise the child is unwanted garbage or refuse, to be thrown out. That sounds harsh, but you appear to be proud about what you did.

That ultimately deprives a child of love, because there is no sacrifice by the putative parent, and no unconditional love. Instead, you value the child if he or she pleases you, and only if he or she pleases you. That sounds harsh, but you appear to be proud about what you did.

Under present American law, no moral censure attaches to what you have done, but is this the kind of society we want? Is it consistent with our founding documents? Are you equally guilty with Mr. Trump and his supporters in departing from our founding ideals?

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