Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Congressional Bill Stopping Secret Abortions on Teen Girls Reintroduced
Congressional Bill Stopping Secret Abortions on Teen Girls Reintroduced Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A Congressional bill upholding the ability of parents to protect their teenage daughters form being taken out of state for a secret abortion has been reintroduced. However, whether abortion advocates who control Congress will allow a vote on the measure is another question. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican, re-introduced the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) yesterday. The measure, H.R. 1063, has 105 co-sponsors and it makes it a crime to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion to evade parental consent law or parental notification law in the teen's home state. "Over 30 states currently have laws in effect that require the consent or notification of at least one parent, or court authorization before a minor can obtain an abortion," Ros-Lehtinen said in a letter to her colleagues that LifeNews.com obtained. "This bill will not create a mandate, but will simply enforce state laws that are designed to protect our daughters from potential harm," she added. The bill will "help ensure the safety of our nation's young girls and protect the inherent rights of parents." Pro-life groups support the bill and are encouraging their members to both contact their Representatives to support it and to ask Democratic leaders to allow it a vote in committee and on the House floor. ACTION: Contact your Representative and urge strong support for the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, HR 1063. Also contact Democratic leaders and urge a debate and vote on the bill. You can find contact information for any member at http://www.house.gov. Read the complete story.