Abortion is an attack on the family and the humanity that unites us all. – Alveda King
Despite a backlash to similar legislation in 2019, Democrats in the Virginia Senate have proposed an amendment to the state constitution, Joint Resolution 2, which would allow for abortion up to the moment of birth and make abortion a “right” in the state. This follows similar moves in other states.
“Virginia is in a fight for life, literally,” Alison Centofante, director of external affairs for Live Action, told CNSNews.com. “This resolution is out of touch from the American people’s stand on abortion and it is an attempt to legalize the greatest human rights abuse of our time.”
Amy Hagstrom Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, said, “Now is the time for Virginia to be the leader in reproductive rights and repeal medically unnecessary barriers that place roadblocks for patient access and improve and expand access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including abortion.”
The resolution states, “Amend the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article I a section numbered 18 as follows: “ARTICLE I BILL OF RIGHTS
“Section 18. Personal Reproductive Liberty.
“That an individual’s right to personal reproductive autonomy is central to the enjoyment of life and liberty and shall not be denied or infringed upon unless justified by a compelling interest of the Commonwealth and achieved by the least restrictive means.”
By calling abortion a “right” in the constitution, the resolution would allow abortion apparently for any reason in the third trimester and only require one physician to certify the procedure. Currently, in Virginia a woman cannot abort her child in the third trimester unless three physicians certify that the pregnancy will damage the “mental or physical health of the woman.”
The proposed amendment does not mention a woman’s “mental or physical health,” and states “personal reproductive autonomy … shall not be denied or infringed.”
Victoria Cobb, president of the Family Foundation, said that once this proposal becomes an amendment, it would be used to tear away all “common sense” regulations on abortion. These include counseling prior to abortion, a waiting period, insurance limitations, government funding restrictions, and parental consent.
“Anytime you remove protective measures from pregnancies where abortions could occur after the point where babies could survive outside the womb you are potentially talking about infanticide.” Olivia Turner, president of the Virginia Society for Human Life [VSHL], told CNSNews.com. “It would prevent the passage of pro-life laws in the future and it would overrule existing law, thereby putting women and unborn children in grave risk.”
The overwhelming majority of Americas (72%) favor some sort of restrictions placed on Abortion, per Gallup.com.
And, 75% of Americans, according to a Marist Poll, want abortion to be limited to the first 3 months of pregnancy.
So, that means that those Far Left Democrats who wish to abort a baby up to and after birth are a small minority.
Have you ever tried to have a discussion with an ardent pro-abortion supporter, either on Facebook or face-to-face? You won’t hear these “Champions of Tolerance” call those innocent lives, babies, human beings, a life, a soul, a gift from God, or anything remotely resembling something that they should feel remorse about killing.
Heck, Pro-Abortionists are opposed to the taking of sonograms of the woman’s womb, before she has an abortion. They’re afraid that the “seed-carrier” will realize that IS a HUMAN BEING inside her, and will decide not to kill that baby.
The push by the Far Left Democratic Party over the last several decades to dehumanize the human fetus (Latin for BABY) has been taken to its barbaric and inevitable limit over the past couple of years with the advocacy of abortion up to birth by Democrat Politicians such as New York’s Governor Mario Cuomo, and Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, a Pediatric Neurologist.
To deny the humanity of the life growing in a woman’s womb is a horrifyingly callous way of denying responsibility for that life.
Who defends the “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for those who cannot yet speak for themselves?
They have no voice in the decision to end their lives….lives which they have not yet had a chance to live.
Or, as President Ronald Reagan observed,
“I have noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
Here are some thoughts from The Book provided by The Author of Life…
Did not He who made me in the womb make him, And the same one fashion us in the womb? (Job 31:15)
Yet Thou art He who didst bring me forth from the womb; Thou didst make me trust when upon my mother’s breasts. Upon Thee I was cast from birth; Thou hast been my God from my mother’s womb. (Psalm 22:9-10)
For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Thy book they were all written, The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, `Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen. (Isaiah 44:2)
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone, (Isaiah 44:24)
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”(Luke 12:7 )
From the scientific perspective, Dr. Carlo Bellieni, in his book “Dawn of the I: Pain, Memory, Desire, Dream of the Fetus,” writes:
As soon as it is born, the child shows in a scientifically demonstrable way that it recognizes its mother’s voice and distinguishes it from that of a stranger. Where has he learned that voice other than in the maternal womb?
There are also direct proofs. For example, we register how the movements and cardiac frequency of the fetus vary if we transmit unexpected sounds through the uterine wall. And we see that at first the fetus is startled, then it gets used to it, just like we do when we hear something that does not interest us.
In fact, the scientific evidence is immense. We cannot understand how it can be thought that it becomes a person at a certain point, perhaps when coming out of the uterus.
From the physical point of view, at the birth very little really changes: Air enters the lungs, the arrival of blood from the placenta is interrupted, the type of circulation of blood in the heart changes, and not much more.
As I often say, only blind faith in magic arts or some strange divinity can lead one to think that there is a “human” quality leap at a given moment — certainly not science.
I know that there are some of you that read my daily postings who are non-believers. For you and for my Christian brothers and sisters, I offer the following closing thoughts:
There is a curious unique enzyme found in the human body. Laminin is defined by the Webster Medical Dictionary as a “glycoprotein that is a component of connective tissue basement membrane and that promotes cell adhesion.” In other words, a glue within the body.
Colossians 1:15-17 tells us:
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Until He Comes,