“Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.” – Barack Obama, 6/28/2006
Abortion is perhaps the most divisive of all issues and continues to be debated as frequently as ever. Since legalization in 1973 via the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade many collateral issues wind up at the Supreme Court. That ruling manufactured the “Right” to abortion under a theory of privacy. Numerous free speech cases arise from abortionists who seek to quash any counseling or dissent for their killing business. Pro-Abortion legislatures have instituted laws to compel Pro-Life centers to advertise and counsel women about abortion. When it was learned that the largest abortion business was selling baby parts for profit, a lawsuit was used to prevent further disclosure of these atrocities. Even the right to speak out or hold a sign promoting life has been criminalized by abortion proponents in government.
Many Pro-Life legislatures have sought to regulate abortions similarly to other comparable medical procedures. Some have attempted to make it illegal to kill a baby that could survive independent of the mother in so-called “late-term” abortions. Most of these laws have been struck down under the theory that any restriction is a violation of the mothers right to an abortion, irrespective of facts contrary to those that legalized it.
World-wide there are 40-50 million abortions; in the US it is around 700,000 per year. It is impossible to suggest that this is not an extremely important issue. The start of a business or a contract pertaining to a future event is fully recognized under law even before it is fully mature. The law treats the killing of a pregnant woman as killing of two people. A baby can be seen through ultrasound as early as ten weeks. In cases of pregnancy where the mother’s life is in danger steps taken to protect the mother’s life have always been permitted even before the 1973, Roe v Wade decision. The vast majority of abortions are based only on convenience, therefore, if life itself has no value to such people, what argument could persuade them. German Nazis’s dehumanized Jews and other ethnic groups to justify killing over 10 million people. Abortionists dehumanize unborn babies in the same fashion, for the same reasons, they don’t want these people to live, and with the same effect, Genocide.
It is absurd to suggest that life has no value and that only religious beliefs, rather than clear principles of law, medical science, and just principles of our American representative republic do not clearly stand for the right to life. Communists, dictators, secular humanists governments, do not recognize liberty, nor any right or value to life, because they put the government’s will above any other. Does our American government (which is not a democracy) truly demand that a “universal” value (whatever that means, if anything) alone can prevail in matters of law, rather than the exercise of one’s freedom of religion? No. Must a Believer check their beliefs at the door before entering the public debate? Absolutely not. However, this remark by Senator Obama is designed to suggest it does, without stating so. Moreover, secular humanists are opposed to freedom of religion and seek to eliminate it all together, even the Judeo-Christian principles upon which this Republic stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Our national motto, “In God We Trust”, is under attack by those who seek to silence any reference to God in the public forum.
God you are altogether righteous, forgive us and restore us in your great mercy.