ABORTION ELECTION MYTH: WHO WANTS TO REDUCE ABORTIONS?
ABORTION ELECTION MYTH: WHO WANTS TO REDUCE ABORTIONS?
Have you heard Christians talking about how there are opposing “opinions” about how to reduce abortion, referring to Democrats and Republicans? Years ago, many Democrats supported reducing the number of abortions. But that is not really the case anymore.
Here is what they do say, in their own words:
“Democrats oppose and will fight to overturn federal and state laws that create barriers to reproductive health and rights. We will repeal the Hyde Amendment, and protect and codify the right to reproductive freedom. We condemn acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health providers, patients, and staff. We will address the discrimination and barriers that inhibit meaningful access to reproductive health care services, including those based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, income, disability, geography, and other factors. Democrats oppose restrictions on medication abortion care that are inconsistent with the most recent medical and scientific evidence and that do not protect public health.
“We recognize that quality, affordable comprehensive health care; medically accurate, LGBTQ+ inclusive, age-appropriate sex education; and the full range of family planning services are all essential to ensuring that people can decide if, when, and how to start a family.” (Democratic Platform)
Fighting barriers means opposing any laws that attempt to establish waiting periods, ultrasound requirements, parental notification, anything. Basically, they are saying that everyone has a right to abortion and if they can’t pay for it, taxpayers should. Is this reducing abortion?
VP Biden: “We need to ensure that women have access to all health services during this crisis…. Abortion is an essential health care service, it’s being used as a political wedge right now and it shouldn’t be. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association agree that it shouldn’t be categorized as a procedure that can be delayed. It can’t.” You don’t reduce an essential health care service.
Senator Harris: “I’m going to put in place and require that states that have a history of passing legislation that is designed to prevent or limit a woman’s access to reproductive healthcare, that those laws have to come before my department of justice for a review and approval and until we determine that they are constitutional, they will not take effect.” So her presumption is that laws that limit access to abortion are not constitutional. This isn’t reducing. This is opposing reducing abortions.
It is a logical fallacy to say that voting for candidates who want to ensure unrestricted access to abortion as an essential medical service is a vote to reduce abortion. It is better to say that one’s vote is not about abortion at all.
In closing, there are candidates who are truly pro-life Democrats. We had the blessing and privilege of meeting, and praying with, Katrina Jackson from Louisiana. She sponsored the wonderful pro-life Louisiana bill that the Supreme Court struck down earlier this year. Thank God for her and others like her–for these Democrats who truly want to reduce the number of abortions. And pray for all leaders who are pro-choice, that they would see the error of their ways and align with the Word of God on abortion.
(Judy McDonough is IFA Communications Director.)
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Yes, praises to these women who are pro-life. For twelve years or more, I have volunteered at a center that helps pregnant moms learn about pregnancy, whether it is planned or unplanned. They learn about the delivery and how to take care of a baby. Some of them have had an abortion and share about their sorrow and depression that came and how at first it was a relief to not have the “problem” but later it was a real sadness that would not go away. Most of them were talked into doing it by a boyfriend or father or mother or friend. Some were beaten if they didn’t.
I remember when Roe vs Wade was passed in the Supreme Court. I lived with my husband and children in Southern California. At the time, I thought, “well the government should not interfere with a woman and her doctor.” But that was naive. I was busy and happily married with three children. I did not give it much more thought until I met a lady who was so depressed and told me about her procedure. But she was told that it is just a blob of tissue. That was forty seven years ago. Now Science proves by ultrasound that it is a baby by the time the mother knows that she is pregnant. If a woman definitely is too young, without family to help and she wants to give the baby a chance at a happy life, there are couples who spend thousands of dollars trying to get pregnant. In just months she can give the couple the most wonderful gift, a child. Her expenses are paid, she has a place to live. There are homes for unwed mothers.
In 1969 when Norma McCorvey, 22 with two children, pregnant and unemployed, sought to have an abortion in Texas, they turned her down, it was illegal unless to save the mother’s life. The subsequent lawsuit, known as Roe vs Wade, led to the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling that established abortion rights.The people who were in the “movement” told her to lye, she said that she had been raped. By the time that abortion was approved, Norma had given birth and gave the baby girl up for adoption. She later wrote a book about her life, “I AM Roe: My Life of Choice.” Her choices included, petty crime, drug abuse, alcoholism, an abusive husband, an attemped suicide and lebianism. But a year after the book, she became friends with a man in “Operation Rescue,” now known as “Operation Save America.” McCorvey joined the cause and staff of Benham, became a Christian and fought against abortion. Journalist, Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died, said that she died of heart failure at 69. I am sure that she would agree that Roe vs Wade would not have to be overturned, if the court would agree on rule of science, that life begins at conception. We have a law against killing humans, even against killing eagles and eagle eggs.
Life is precious and there are a lot of methods of birth control that were not available when Ms. McCorvey was in her twenties. Our country got off track when they started allowing free speech go to the extreme of porn and x-rated movies, now shown in family settings. They promote free sex that is not really free. There are always consequences to pay. But one of them should not be taking a life, which will always leave scars on the mother’s heart and on the dad’s heart.
I gleaned much of this information about Ms Norma McCorvey from a news article about Norma McCorvey’s life from “The Lewiston Tribune,” Lewiston, Idaho. February 19,2017.
I stand with you, life life life!
Your word stands nothing added nothing taken away! Psalm 139 13: 14
For you created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mothers womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully created!
Blessed to know that Katrina Jackson is Pro-life&democrat. Possibly her stand will awaken others in her party that life is precious in God’s eyes&ours.
Abba, the enemy has come to steal, kill, and destroy, but you, O God, are the giver of life and liberty. You have come to give life and life to the full! Squash the plans of the enemy. Raise a standard against him. We repent for the sin of murdered babies. O LORD, overturn the enemies plans. Your laws trump those of our land. Trump them and deliver us from this evil. May every federal and state law be restored to reflect your ways. May your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever, Amen!
Lord God, please change the hearts of any and all politicians who support abortion at any phase of pregnancy. We know that abortion is infanticide, no matter how anyone tries to justify it. May all politicians choose life for the innocent, and may all doctors refuse to participate in abortion.
In the name of Jesus, our savior. Amen.