We must not remain silent when great moral battles are being waged. Those who would have us ignore the battle being fought over life have forgotten the lessons of history. As in the days of a house divided, America’s darkest moments have come when economic arguments trumped moral principles.
A nation that will not stand for life will not stand for long.
You know there can be no lasting prosperity without a moral foundation in law.
Rep. Pence speaks the truth. We must protect the unborn. They have as much right to life as any person already born.
Yet, our representative, Lynn Woolsey, without fail supports access to abortion over a fundamental right to life. She would deny the rights of a helpless child in the womb.
This is a position that a majority of Americans do not share. A Gallup poll taken in 2009 showed that more Americans considered themselves pro-life rather than pro-choice. And a further indiction of the shift toward pro-life mores is illustrated by the change in the number of pro-life state governors. As discussed here, the 2010 elections increased to a majority of 29 (up from a previous minority of 21) the governorships that are now pro-life. Here in District 6 and in California at large, pro-choice may still be the majority, but I have great hopes that people here will soon change their affiliations and their views.
Perhaps the awful actions of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell will remind those who consider themselves pro-choice that abortion is brutal killing. Gosnell performed illegal forms of abortion according to the charges, but no matter how an abortion is performed it ends a human life by means that should never be inflicted on any human being. Rep. Woolsey has supported partial birth abortions; she along with a minority of her colleagues voted against the ban on partial birth abortions in 2003 despite the barbarity of the procedure. What Kermit Gosnell allegedly did to children he took from wombs is similar to the partial birth abortion procedure. Where is the humanity in killing infants like that? Why would Lynn Woolsey and some other pro-choice proponents want to permit partial birth abortion?
On a blog today I read this suggested wording for a constitutional amendment protecting life:
“Every human person from conception to natural death is guaranteed their individual right to life and no entity, gov’t or private has the right to take it away.”
Perhaps it is indeed time for us to undertake to pass such an amendment. It would outlaw the death penalty too — something Rep. Woolsey would support and about which I have more mixed feelings than I do about the killing of infants — but life in prison can serve to protect the populace from criminals who might otherwise receive a death sentence. If consistency about life requires that inclusion in order to protect innocent infants, then so be it.
We cannot be a culture of death. We must, as Rep. Pence said today, stand for life. Rep. Woolsey prides herself on being a champion of those who cannot protect themselves, yet she abandons the most vulnerable of all. We, the voters in District 6, must not hide from the issue of abortion, but must challenge ourselves and our congressional representative to fight for the lives of the unborn too!