Posts Tagged ‘Pro-Life’

A Tale Of Two States *Open Thread*

September 7, 2021

People are going crazy banana pants over the big legislative move by a State on Abortion. But not so much the big move by another State to change their Constitution, also on abortion.

Pop quiz time: are people freaking out over: a. a state restricting abortion once you can hear the baby’s heart, or b: to allow abortion up to the time of delivery?

Of course, it’s A – restricting abortion once you can hear the heartbeat. American Airlines, GoDaddy, Uber, and other businesses are targeting TEXAS for protecting the unborn. The Left is going downright insane over it. This is what the new law in Texas states, from Just The News:

The law will prohibit roughly 90% of the type of abortions that take place in the state and allow individuals to sue abortion providers or anyone else who may have helped someone get an abortion past the six-week mark.

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Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life group, says Americans are “eager to humanize our extreme, outdated abortion laws,” and that the hope is that “the Court will finally unshackle all states to protect the most vulnerable among us.”  […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Yes, how dare a state protect the unborn?! Harrumph! I mean, they’re just people. What’s the big deal, huh?!

Ahem.

Sadly, that’s how it seems so many people in our nation (and other countries) see the unborn, as nothing but trash to be taken out at will. Well, until they actually want children, and then magically – *KAZAM!* – they’re pregnant with a baby!!! Oh, joyous celebration! “We’re having a BABY!!” Go figure THAT one out.

At times like this, I am reminded of this Ghandi quote, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

So, um, do human babies fit in there or not? Yeah, I know, NOT.

Recently, Catholic Archbishop from the San Francisco diocese, Salvatore Cordlieone, had something to say about abortion in a WaPo editorial. From The Federalist:

In a Washington Post op-ed, Cordileone condemned Catholic politicians who use their platforms and power to bolster abortion and anti-life sentiments. Some of the highest-ranking American politicians — including President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — proclaim their Catholic “faith” while pushing for abortion laws that go against the church they claim to be a part of.

After the Supreme Court ruled to at least temporarily allow a Texas law that protects babies with a detectable heartbeat from abortion, self-described Catholic politicians openly opposed the ruling.

“I find it especially disturbing that so many of the politicians on the wrong side of the preeminent human rights issue of our time are self-professed Catholics. This is a perennial challenge for bishops in the United States: This summer, we provoked an uproar by discussing whether public officials who support abortion should receive the sacrament of the Eucharist,” Cordileone said. “We were accused of inappropriately injecting religion into politics, of butting in where we didn’t belong.”

This summer, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops met to advance a document about “Eucharistic coherence,” revitalizing the sacrality and importance of the Eucharist to the Catholic Church. Many ignorant politicians accused the church of politicizing the Eucharist and using the document as a ploy to deny communion to public officials like Biden and Pelosi who constantly oppose church teachings. The church did neither.

Rather, Cordileone wrote, Catholic bishops have a responsibility to respond — strongly — to prominent officials who openly oppose church teachings on abortion. Bishops must only look to the example of New Orleans Archbishop Joseph Rummel, “who courageously confronted the evils of racism,” and employed a “long, patient campaign of moral suasion to change the opinions of pro-segregation White Catholics.”

“Rummel did not ‘stay in his lane.’ Unlike several other bishops throughout this country’s history, he did not prioritize keeping parishioners and the public happy above advancing racial justice,” Cordileone said.

That’s a mighty interesting point Cordileone is making, don’t you think? I mean, it certainly is a HUMAN rights issue, which would make it a CIVIL rights issue.

Why are so many religious leaders who should be on the side of human babies not? Why do we have religious organizations like Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice?  Not to sound all judge-y (though that’s not always bad), but isn’t it our responsibility as religious leaders and practitioners to promote morality? To do our very best to adhere to the Ten Commandments? If we promote a more moral way of life, of teaching that sex is to be respected. And/or at the very least, if one is engaging in it, to be RESPONSIBLE about it, to not consider ABORTION as the primary option or to promote “abortion” of a 9 month baby, which is not “abortion” but INFANTICIDE.

Oh, and I don’t care if I am accused of “slut shaming” of women who sleep around or who don’t practice safe sex. Guilty. Stop it. Have some respect for yourself and your body. It’s a TEMPLE, after all (1 Corinthians 6:19).

Back to the Cordileone piece and his call on religious leaders to stand up to political leaders for the unborn:

“Abortion kills a unique, irreplaceable human being growing in his or her mother’s womb. Everyone who advocates for abortion, in public or private life, who funds it or who presents it as a legitimate choice participates in a great moral evil,” he said.

When the “blood of 60 million innocent American children cries out for justice,” pastors cannot speak quietly, reducing the murder of babies to a “culture of choice,” Cordileone said. To do so would be going against the church and human dignity.

“You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings. The answer to crisis pregnancies is not violence but love, for both mother and child,” he said. “This is hardly inappropriate for a pastor to say. If anything, Catholic political leaders’ response to the situation in Texas highlights the need for us to say it all the louder.” (Click here to read the rest.)

Preach it, Archbishop Cordelione. I could not agree more. We cannot stay silent, and we need to support states like Texas which are moving in the direction of protecting the unborn.

Oh, and the state that wants to institutionalize infanticide? That would be VERMONT. From The Federalist:

Vermont legislators began in 2019 to push for constitutionally-backed on-demand abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy, no matter how developed a baby in utero is. The state’s legislature already had a radical pro-abortion track record, with the help of Republican Gov. Phil Scott. Not only does the state allow for “the fundamental right of every individual who becomes pregnant to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion” but it also gives “an absolute statutory right to abortion through the ninth month.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

This is repulsive. Absolutely repulsive. What kind of people would want to codify killing a FULL TERM BABY?!?! That is MURDER. Period.

Thoughts? Comments? Concerns?

This is an Open Thread.