[January 20, 2022] I firmly believe that the greatest civil rights issue of the 21st Century is protecting unborn children from death. There is no greater noble cause than to stand with the innocent. There is no excuse not to.
My view in a post-modern world is wildly unpopular, and I openly admit it. Many see my stance to protect the unborn as sexist and bigoted, uniformed and preachy, and proof of my moral inferiority.
“Protect the weak and the innocent and so be prepared to create great chaos and destruction.” – Dougism
Yesterday, I was disgusted by the news that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a “reproductive rights act” that legalizes abortion on demand up to physical birth.1
When the bill passed, video shows the assembly chamber erupting into cheers, with politicians and audience members rising and applauding the bill as if it were a great victory over a marauding evil.2
I believe we have failed our society when an automatic reaction to any pregnancy is fear and loathing rather than happiness. We hear that a woman may fear she cannot provide for herself and her child to have a good life. Yes, we all must do better.3
There are legitimate alternatives to abortion. These were ignored in New Jersey’s new law.
There is no higher calling in life than to stand guard over the lives of those who cannot protect themselves. I stand with the innocent.
- The law also makes it mandatory that “all qualified health care professionals to provide pregnancy termination services in the State.” https://www.christianpost.com/news/new-jersey-governor-signs-bill-allowing-abortion-up-until-birth.html
- What is next? The recently defeated governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, openly advocated for infanticide. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/virginia-gov-supports-infanticide-of-babies-born-alive-after-failed-aborti/
- There is no lack of economic or emotional support for mothers with this fear. Times have changed from the dark days of unwanted pregnancies of long ago. Pregnancy support systems are well-established and proven effective. And those systems do not stop after the baby is born.
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