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.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
ALL PRO-LIFE TODAY REPORT: Christmas: Celebrate Human Dignity
As Christmas approaches and we remember the Christ Child born to save our souls, we must also reflect upon the countless souls never allowed to be born. Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, yet it is also a time of reflection. Read today's commentary for Judie Brown's insights into how each and every one of us must respect the dignity of each and every human person-no matter what stage of life or development.
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has come under fire for cutting Planned Parenthood from a $130,000 state program that provides women with free cancer screenings. The local Planned Parenthood affiliate, which provides referrals to Medicaid patients for cancer screenings, expressed outrage after it was told by state officials the contract would end. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin president Teri Huyck in an open letter to the Walker administration demanded an answer as to how the "health and lives of women in these counties" would be protected after the change. Walker, an abortion opponent, has responded that Planned Parenthood was cut because of its controversial nature, and that many other clinics can provide the same services.
A metro-area abortion doctor and his office manager are under arrest, accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent Medicaid payments. A spokesperson for Georgia's Attorney General says Dr. Tyrone Malloy and office manager CathyAnn Warner took more than $380,000 in payments for ultrasounds that were never done, and elective abortions that were prohibited from use of Medicaid funds. The Attorney General's spokesman says that is only allowed when the mother's life is in danger, or in cases of rape or incest.