Rand Paul sent out a video supporting the idea of a Life At Conception Act. The video is at:
I agree with this message. DNA proves that life in the womb is an innocent human individual. The idea that it isn’t a human individual, or that it is only tissue, is a form of myth which crumbles in the face of indisputable science. My sincere wish is for full healing for anyone who has gone through abortion. Legally, the practice is akin to the concept of slavery, with both reasoning that although this may be a human individual it somehow has less value or rights than other’s lives do. The stated reasoning in both Roe v. Wade and Dred Scott was stated in terms of, (close paraphrase), “is this life really a person? We don’t think so…” I believe abortion must also eventually go the way of slavery. There can be no moral defense for willfully taking another human individual’s life when that individual has their entire life ahead of them. Sadly, I believe many people experience cognitive dissonance, or allow themeselves to be deceived into not really believing they are taking an innocent life. But it’s impossible to escape reality. Forgiveness is the road to healing and the truth really does set us free.
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Posted in Abortion, Contraceptives, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Politics, tagged Abortion, contraceptives, Indiana, obama, Planned Parenthood, politics on July 7, 2012|
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There’s a news story circulating that the Obama Administration has again rejected Indiana’s attempts to defund Planned Parenthood. The text of a very forceful letter sent from the administration to the State of Indiana can be found here.
The essence of the letter is that Medicare and Medicaid funds going to a State means the State must provide medical services, and to the Obama Administration providing medical services means providing for abortions, period:
(page 18) “….In review, § 1902(a)(23) requires that state plans for medical assistance must: ‘[P]rovide that (A) any individual eligible for medical assistance (including drugs) may obtain such assistance from any institution, agency, community pharmacy, or person, qualified to perform the service or services required…'” (page 20)”….the proposed SPA violates the plain text of § 1902(a)(23) because it restricts individuals from obtaining covered family planning services from entities that are fit to provide and deliver such services….” (Letter from Health and Human Services Office of Attorney Advisor to the Indiana Attorney General, dated July 5, 2012; emphasized text is from the letter)
This line of thinking is not new for the Obama Administration. Buried in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is legislation requiring private insurers of employees to pay for abortions in the form of abortifacients. There are no ways to opt out and no exemptions for conscience or religious faith. In order to employ someone or insure someone in the U.S., you are now being compelled to be complicit with abortion. And this is part of a growing trend where in at least one case a military physician has been forced to refer patients for abortion against his personal convictions.
There is no moral difference between the Obama Administration forcing doctors and insurers to provide for abortions against their consciences and China forcing individual women to have abortions. In both cases we are dealing with compulsory abortion. In both cases the state is dictating and the individual must comply or face consequences that could include losing their profession, their way of life or even their freedom. The United States has been lowered to having the same moral stance on abortion as the nation of China.
And this is the sad legacy of a President who in effect has introduced compulsory abortion to the U.S.
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Posted in Abortion, Contraceptives, Education, Parental Rights, Planned Parenthood, tagged Abortion, contraceptives, Education, Parental Rights, Planned Parenthood on June 28, 2012|
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Planned Parenthood is now being given direct access to set up shop in a public high school in Los Angeles. Planned Parenthood is notorious for providing abortion advice and procedures to minors without their parent’s knowledge or consent. And many educators believe that for the time children are on public school grounds, they – the public schools – own those kids, not the parents. They believe they have a legal and moral obligation to raise the kids, instill values, transmit a world view and take complete care of them.
Regardless of what public school officials or liberal organizations believe, parents still have sovereignty over children. A de-facto pro-abortion organization that purposely undermines parental rights being given privy to the inside of a public school is, I think, a bad idea. It’s also a perfect example of the problem with national government education. You can’t educate a child apart from a respect towards religion, and whether the world view is secular, humanist or socialist it is still as religious as any church doctrine. It still teaches attitudes towards God, towards family, towards personal morality, towards parents, and towards the value of each innocent human individual’s life. And that’s a religious proposition.
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