"This week, the Senate will consider a bill to criminalize the act of killing an unborn human being after 20 weeks’ gestation, the point at which scientific evidence suggests fetuses can feel pain. But the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will not pass, because too many politicians are committed to the notion that the unborn have no rights if they are deemed unwanted." - National Review
"Pro-life advocates in the U.S. Senate will try again Feb. 24 to gain passage of protections for unborn babies late in their mothers' pregnancies and newborns who survive abortions -- something they have been unable to do the last two years. .... the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" - BPNews
Reposted from The Cripplegate.
In many ways, the modern abortion movement in the United States has historical continuity within American culture. The same culture that promoted chattel slavery is still thriving, only now it is trafficking in the murder of the unborn. It really is astonishing how similar the pro-slavery argument is with the pro-abortion argument.
Consider that United States was ironically founded with an affirmation that liberty and human freedom come from God:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
The American experiment began with a bold declaration that many Americans themselves didn’t even believe. By allowing slavery—in fact, allowing is too passive of a word—by institutionalizing slavery, American law declared that if all men are created equal, some people must be less than men. In order to justify the theft, possession, and immoral exploitation of a large swath of our population, Americans decided to view those kidnapped from Africa and their descendants as less than human.
They were not created equal, they did not have the same rights endowed to them by their creator. They did not have the right to liberty nor the right to pursue happiness.
"Yesterday Virginia’s senate narrowly repealed laws regulating abortion in the state. While only affecting Virginia, their action has nation-wide implications because it exposes the lie at the heart of the pro-choice movement—namely that being pro-choice is about being pro-woman." - Jesse Johnson