Right now, there are very few laws in the United States designed to protect unborn children. Abortion is legal at the federal level and legal, to some extent, in all fifty states. However, while killing an unborn child in the United States is perfectly acceptable in the eyes of the law, killing an “unborn” bald eagle is a federal offense that could land you in jail.
Under federal law, it is illegal to destroy a bald eagle egg – the bird equivalent of an unborn fetus. What isn’t illegal, though, is doing the same thing to an unborn human baby.
Laws are written by people, and people are deeply flawed. This leads to a justice system in our country that very often does not equate to what is morally right. The fact that our judicial system sees more value in an unborn eagle than they do in an unborn human, though, is a disturbing example of just how far our moral values have slipped.
Bald eagles are an endangered species, and their eggs no doubt deserve to be protected. Human beings, however, are a species with moral value far superseding that of any animal, and unborn humans certainly deserve the same protection. Unfortunately, the lawmakers in our country don’t seem to see it this way.
See how people really value human life in the video below.