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.
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:
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
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