Thursday, January 22, 2015

Babies have a right to live

Atlanta, GA – Today marks the forty-second anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court, in one of its lowest moments, ruled that abortion must be legal in all states. That day, people protested the Court’s decision, and every year since then, including today, in all fifty of the State Capitols and the Nation’s Capital in Washington, on the anniversary, marches are held protesting abortion.

My family, and hundreds of others, went to Atlanta today, where, after speeches by activists, including Molotov Mitchell, the controversial senate candidate last year in North Carolina, (I do not know enough about to say which side of the line I fall on him) there was a moment of silence and then a silent march of mile.
Heavy police presence helped insure that nothing wild happened when pro-abortion activists with a bullhorn, banners, and foul mouths showed up to exercise their own right to free speech.
They marched in front of our march for a while, until they were told to get on the sidewalk, from which they continued to scream things like “fascists, murderers, bloody, sickening,” etc.
My brother Paul and I, overlooking the crowd.
I was pleased to find upon arriving back where we are staying that the US House of Representatives had passed a bill permanently banning all funding by the government of abortion. The bill, even if passed by the senate however, unfortunately has little chance of being signed by the president.
Some of the “pro-abortion” protestors screamed at us that we hated black people, (there were many black people on the march, many more than in theirs) asking us where were we when the “Black Lives Matter” marches were happening a few weeks ago.
But the fact is we were there because Black Lives Matter. White Lives Mater. Asian Lives Matter. All Lives Matter. Inside the womb or out.
It has been more than forty years, and despite many attempts at bringing down Roe v. Wade, the decision stands. But perhaps, finally, there may be light at the end of the tunnel. With increasing technology, and better ultrasounds which show the human form of the child inside the womb, many Americans now see themselves as Pro-Life. (According to Mitchell, that number is at 51%.)
According to some, the case is in danger of being overturned or at least rendered useless by 2017 if current trends continue. Although congress could not within their rights overturn the case themselves, they can do many other things, and have, in connection with actions taken by state legislatures, which have brought the numbers of abortion clinics across the nation.
In January of 2012, Time magazine stated that all those years ago pro-choice activists won a victory in Roe, but they have been losing ever since.
They need to lose permanently. There is no longer a reasonable argument which says the embryo is not alive. It is more alive than a tree, and we should and do protect those. The so called “fetus” is a person-a member of mankind. And in the Declaration of Independence itself, we are told all men have a right to live.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these rights is life…”

Andrew C. Abbott

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