What Is a ‘Shadrack McGill’? The Truth is a Strange thing.
Alabama State Sen. Shadrack McGill, who looks like a major bro, is reintroducing a bill that would grant legal personhood rights to a human fertilized egg and ban abortion at all stages, reports the Huffington Post. Oh, goody.
“Did you know you can be charged up to $250,000 for destroying an eagle egg, but you can destroy babies in the womb?” McGill asked the Times-Journal. That was actually not the most inane question he asked. This was:
“So my question concerning aborted babies is, where do they go, heaven or hell? I just want to know what [people’s] perspective is.”
He just wants to know! Can’t blame a guy for asking a simple question about imaginary angels!
From the original article McGill shows a blatant ignorance of medical realities and the science of reproduction.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs Village, mandates that a registered professional nurse supervise abortion procedures and would require a physician to ask the name and age of the father of the unborn child if a minor younger than 16 seeks an abortion.
The bill also would set up a maze of regulations designed to make it difficult for any abortion clinic to operate legally in Alabama. A similar bill became law in Mississippi last year.
‘Just based on the Scripture alone, the Psalm that talks about God knowing us before he placed us in our mother’s womb, is enough for me to know that that is a life inside of a mother,’ said McGill, R-Macedonia.
‘So my question concerning aborted babies is, where do they go, heaven or hell? I just want to know what [people’s] perspective is.’
The Anniston Star has reported that Sen. Phil Williams, R-Rainbow City, is considering not reintroducing the personhood bill in 2013.
That concept would define the beginning of life. In 2011, the bill bogged down in a disagreement of whether life begins at the ‘moment of implantation’ or ‘the moment of conception or fertilization.’
If passed, it could force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its 40-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that upheld women’s right to abortion.
Critics have said in-vitro fertilization could be affected by the wording if such a bill became law.
‘I sympathize with the folks who have had to go the expensive route of the in-vitro process, and thank God for that knowledge that the doctors possess,’ said McGill, who noted that a fellow senator’s family grew through in-vitro fertilization, a fact that held up the debate in past years.
‘My understanding of that process is they fertilize 10 eggs in a petri dish. Basically they take three of the strongest and insert those into the womb, into the mother, and pray for the best,’ McGill said.
‘If the mother conceives, then what do you do with the seven remaining fertilized eggs?’
McGill said he previously suggested Williams change the wording to say life begins ‘at fertilization inside the mother’s womb.’
‘And I never had peace about that,’ McGill said. ‘That’s what we tried and that failed.’
The senator said that, after prayer, he thinks life begins at the moment of fertilization, be it inside the mother or ‘creatively outside the mother’s womb.’
‘That union between the sperm and the egg is where life begins, and maybe where God places his spirit inside that child, so to speak,’ McGill said.
‘Therefore, I would hope that the legislation that we push in the future would state that all the eggs fertilized need to be placed in the mother’s womb.’
McGill said that means doctors should fertilize only as many eggs as they plan to implant.
McGill said he would introduce a personhood bill this year if Williams declines. The legislative session begins Tuesday, when Gov. Robert Bentley makes his State of the State address.
On the question, “What is a Shadrock McGill?”
Lawsuit for Fraud in 2010. The comment section is illuminating. None seem to be concerned about the idea of fraud itself —only the Godliness of the candidates.
Truth is much stranger than fiction.