Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20 Week Ban Hurts The Pro-Life Cause!

Legislation That Hurts The Cause

As many of you may know, last week, the House of Representatives passed the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (H.R. 1797), a bill that would ban all abortions nationwide to the first twenty weeks of pregnancy.
While we applaud the convictions of lawmakers to act in the wake of the horrors of Kermit Gosnell, we must ensure that proposed legislation does not blunt the efforts of the pro-life movement.
Josh Craddock, United Nations Liaison for Personhood Education, recently wrote an article that details the fundamental flaws and inconsistencies of the twenty week ban. He writes:
"The problem with so-called “fetal pain” legislation is that it obscures the real issue: the personhood of the unborn child from the moment of fertilization. Instead, it teaches that abortion is bad because it’s painful."
The central issue we are advocating is the protection of human life, not whether a child feels pain. Every human being, made in the image of God, deserves to be respected, valued, and protected from the moment of conception.
Check out the linked image below to read Josh Craddock's article, "Why fetal pain hurts (the pro-life cause)."
Yet another contradiction to this bill is that it grants an exception for babies conceived in rape or incest. Rebecca Kiessling, spokesperson for Personhood USA, who is also featured in the article, points out: "Are babies conceived in rape somehow incapable of feeling pain?"
It is morally wrong for this bill to punish innocent children by death, because of the sins of one of their parents! Every innocent child deserves equal protection under the law and we must fight to guarantee these rights for the unborn.
It is incumbent upon us to support legislation and legislators that have an unwavering commitment to our mission to recognize the personhood of all human beings. Our mission must be not curtailed by half measures and political palatable distractions that hinder the pro-life cause, instead of advancing it forward.
For Life,
Keith Mason
Personhood USA