The End Of Abortion?

By: Doug Hagin

Are the sands of time running out on legalized abortion in America? Are the American people, armed with clear scientific and medical evidence finally ready to ban the barbarism that is abortion? Certainly, the proponents of abortion have seen their lies of “choice” and a “woman’s body” and “reproductive freedom” exposed by medical advances like ultrasounds, and sonograms. So again, consider the question; are these the dying days for abortion?

In recent weeks, pro-life Americans have abandoned, at least to some degree, the tactics of changing people’s hearts and chosen a more direct, legislative attack on abortion. Indiana, South Dakota, and Michigan, have taken the lead in this new war for human rights and sanctity of life.

In Indiana women, seeking abortions would be told that human life begins at conception. While this law would not ban abortion, it would allow women to receive medical information about their baby. The pro-choice crowd, of course, is vehemently opposed to such legislation. Cannot have women making fully informed choices I suppose.

In Michigan, a new amendment to the state constitution, proposed by Michigan residents would establish that a person is alive at conception. Such a designation would serve to give the unborn constitutional rights to due process and equal protection.

A supporter of this proposed amendment, Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel for the Thomas Moore Law Center declared the amendment “vitally important if we are to insure that Michigan becomes a pro-life state after Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The 1973 Roe v Wade decision nullified state that prohibited abortions. If that ruling were to be overturned, states would regain the authority to ban or restrict abortions. So clearly, the residents of Michigan are hoping to lay the groundwork to ban abortions.

Whether or not Roe V Wade will actually be overturned, of course is up in the air. A new law in South Dakota could make its way to the US Supreme Court, and abortion foes are hopeful the court will throw out Roe V Wade if that happens.

The law, signed into law on March 6 by South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, bans all abortion in South Dakota, except where the life of the mother is in jeopardy. The legislation also punishes doctors who perform abortions with a $5,000 fine and five years in prison.

Planned Parenthood of South Dakota, a strong defender of abortion, has promised to fight the new law. This of course is exactly what pro-life Americans want to happen. They want to see this fight lead to the Supreme Court, where they are counting on a new Conservative shift in the court to lead to overturning Roe V Wade.

Foes of abortion are also emboldened by a recent Supreme Court decision against the National Organization for Women protecting the right of pro-life Americans to protest outside abortion clinics. NOW had sought to use anti-racketeering laws to suppress the protests.

Other states are also considering laws restricting or banning abortions. Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina are all currently weighing legislation to chip away at abortion rights. This is a grand time in America, the people, through their legislatures are speaking out in a very clear and concise fashion. Their message is clear and just. America wants to honor human life and to protect the most innocent and vulnerable among us.

So, let the fight commence over which direction America will move in. Will we continue to allow the legalized butchering of innocent and helpless human beings in the womb? Will we continue to turn a blind eye to what is as clear a violation of human rights as anyone could ever imagine?

Alternatively, will we instead take a stand as a nation and pronounce boldly that we revere and respect human life? Certainly, the time seems right to continue to press towards an America where everyone has rights, and all human life is considered precious and worthy of constitutional liberties and rights.

No doubt, the struggle, which is certain to ensue, will be long and ugly. Our opponents have an agenda just as we do. They do not respect life, they respect a culture where human life is valuable and worthwhile only if it possesses a “quality” that of course the defenders of abortion and assisted suicide will define for everyone.

It is time for all Americans, regardless of faith, race, gender, or sexual orientation to gather their moral courage and start the fight that will, in the end, stamp out the barbarity and cruelty that is abortion on demand!

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