Arizona has found a way to violate all laws of biology by enacting into law legislation that life begins at menstruation. HB 2036 states that:
A person shall not knowingly perform, induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman if the probably gestational age of her unborn child has been determined to be at least twenty weeks.
Gestational age is not conceptional age, which can only begin two weeks later during ovulation, but HB 2036 doesn’t mention that:
“Gestational age” means the age of the unborn child as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman.
This means the cutoff date for an abortion is not twenty weeks, but eighteen weeks. Twenty weeks is the measure by which a fetus is probably able to feel pain. With this law, the development of the pain threshold starts before even conception. Somehow, Arizona can probably make 2+1=4 too.
Ovulation isn’t even going to occur for two weeks so there is no way to even identify which of a woman’s eggs are going to be the new life. Details. Details. Why worry about such things?
The thinking behind the twisting of nature’s laws by Arizona pro-lifers is that the less time a woman has to decide on an abortion, then the less likelihood of an abortion occurring.
Of course, common sense, biology and any pretense of logical thinking are the real casualties. The Arizona legislature has just accomplished what no law of nature allows for any mammal — the creation of a new life without fertilization. Since this is coming from Arizona, there is no real surprise about that.
According to the Arizona legislature, even a virgin can now be pregnant before having sex. This may be difficult for couples who avoid sex until marriage to explain. Six weeks after the honeymoon when pregnancy is confirmed is just medical nonsense in Arizona. The state of Arizona has determined that her fetus is actually eight weeks old. So much for waiting until marriage.
With this type of reasoning, it is important for the Arizona legislature to bring some balance between the sexes. If women can become pregnant before ovulation, then its time to start looking at men.
It makes more sense to declare that life begins at ejaculation than menstruation because at least the individual entities of life can be identified. Of course, millions of those poor little guys are perishing with each surge. That brings us to the next step. Shouldn’t masturbation be criminalized? This is mass murder on a scale that Stalin could only match in his dreams…wet dreams, that is.
This isn’t just any mass murder either. This is genocide because if there ever was any ethnic cleansing going on, then wanking must be it.
Back to reality. Contrary to what the Arizona legislature wants to declare, life begins with an egg and a sperm. They are both equally important. For Arizona law to declare that life begins with an egg in a woman but not sperm in a man would seem to run afoul of some federal or state law on equality somewhere. At the very least, it declares motherhood as more important than fatherhood, which conflicts the pro-family argument that fathers are just as important as mothers. If only they could menstruate, but then this nonsense probably wouldn’t happen.