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.
NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 15, 2015 /Christian Newswire/
-- On January 22, the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Congress will
vote on H.R. 36 the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." The
bill bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on medical science
that clearly affirms by 20 weeks gestation the child both experiences
and reacts to the pain of abortion.
A similar bill was filed in
2013 by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), but was changed by Republican
leadership at the last moment to include rape and incest exceptions.
The difference-this bill already has exceptions entrenched in its
"The exception betrays the whole premise of the
sanctity of human life upon which the pro-life movement is built-that
ALL human life is precious," wrote Molly Smith, President of Cleveland
Right to Life, in her public statement urging her Representatives to
oppose the bill until it can be corrected.
Pro-lifers around the
nation are banding together asking the GOP led Congress and Senate to
vote for pro-life legislation that hasn't been tainted with exceptions
and compromises, as well as soliciting the help of national pro-life
groups who have supported the flawed language.
"This a message bill," said Dan Becker, President of Personhood Alliance.
"The president has already vowed to veto the bill, so why, in a
Republican led Congress and Senate, send out a message that fails to
embrace the essence of the pro-life movement."
organizations such as Save the 1, New Hampshire Right to Life PAC,
Personhood Florida, Living Exceptions, Georgia Right to Life, Alaska
Right to Life and Right to Life Northeast Ohio are calling out the GOP
for not even attempting a message that is pro-life.
pain too," said Rebecca Kiessling, President of Save the 1, who was
conceived in rape. "All of us at Save The 1 are very disappointed to
see that our people group is once again targeted and devalued."
are all calling for a message that stops marginalizing pre-born babies
based on political expediency. They are asking pro-lifers across the
nation to call their congressman to vote against this bill and urge
them to support true pro-life legislation that puts out a true pro-life
Christopher Kurka, Executive Director of Alaska Right
to Life, even stated: "Alaska Right to Life stands in opposition to the
Federal Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and recommends a 'no'
vote to every life-loving member of Congress."
exceptions are discriminatory and a gross denial of equal protection
under the law," released Matt Sande, Director of Legislation for
Pro-life Wisconsin. "They are a fundamental rejection of the personhood
of the preborn child; the very thing we are decrying on yet another
anniversary of Roe."
"If this bill is about making a statement,
why would we ignore children conceived in rape, and children before 20
weeks?" asked Gualberto Garcia Jones, Policy Director for Personhood
Alliance. "If we are going to make a pro-life statement, lets make it a
statement of what the pro-life movement actually believes in."