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.
Monday, January 21, 2013
ALL Pro-Life Today: The Contraceptive Imperative
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Contraceptive Imperative
By Kenneth D. Whitehead
You don't have to go out of your way today to be confronted with the subject of contraception. In November 2012, the United Nations Population Fund issued its annual report entitled "By Choice, Not by Chance," describing contraception as a global "right" for women, and calling for the removal of all social and financial obstacles to access to its presumed benefits. In the very same month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publicly called on the federal government to permit over-the-counter sales of birth control pills. [ Click here to read more. ]
The annual March for Life is normally held on January 22----the anniversary of Roe v. Wade----the day in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled that, for legal purposes, babies prior to birth were not people. Babies might be human, but they were not people. Their lives could be forfeited by their owner-mother. The titanic irony this year is that the day of the March for Life event had to be moved to make way for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama----someone who could find a tear to shed for 20 children murdered in Sandy Hook, Connecticut by a deranged gunman, yet who could simultaneously provide $1 billion via Obamacare to fund the violent act of abortion on the lives of another two million children annually.
On January 21, the most pro-abortion president in history will be publicly sworn in for a second term, committed to mandate abortion coverage in healthcare, strip away your religious freedoms, and funnel billions more taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. On January 22, the United States will memorialize the 40th anniversary of the unjust Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that imposed abortion on all 50 states and led to the death of more than 55 million children----and the wounding of millions of women and men. In the midst of this crisis, there is HOPE.
In 2010, the Pro-Life Action League infiltrated the Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) national conference, held in Lombard, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, an annual event at which top practitioners try to recruit students to join the abortion trade. Among the many interesting revelations of this undercover operation was the growing anxiety of abortion providers at their own dwindling numbers. "The younger doctors are apathetic and the old doctors are retiring," complained MSFC conference speaker Dr. Rachel Phelps, a former pediatrician who now serves as associate medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region. Phelps noted that only 2% of obstetricians perform over 50% of all abortions, and declared that without providers, "abortion may as well be illegal."