Pro-Life: A Stand Against Abortion
- Connie Mack
- United States of America
Abortion is one of the most immoral acts that could be done to a human person. As Christians we say we care about God, humanity, and even ourselves so we must work to stop it. No one needs to sacrifice, spend a dollar or suffer to help these innocents. All we need is your vote against this or any other acts involving abortion and Pro-choice.
The ultimate pro-life goal is quite direct and very simple. Pro-lifers want an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to the Canadian Charter of Rights that will give equal protection under the law, to all living humans from the time their biologic life begins at conception until natural death. Understanding that such a goal remains yet in the future, pro-life people have an intermediate goal. It is a Constitutional Amendment returning the right to make decisions about abortion to each individual state in the U.S. and the equivalent in Canada to each individual province. This would take federal judges out of the mix completely, and make legislating on abortion a state's issue. States and provinces could then allow abortion, forbid it, or anything in between.
Since the above intermediate goals also remain yet unattainable, pro-life forces today are seeking more immediate goals, particularly so in the United States.These include parental notification and consent for abortion for minor daughters; specific public health regulation of free-standing abortion facilities; women's right to know, or informed consent laws; forbidding of certain types of abortions (such as brain suction or partial birth abortions); forbidding of abortions for certain reasons, such as sex selection and after a certain age of fetal development.
Certain allied issues can also be legislated such as forbidding destructive live fetal experimentation.
Freedom of conscience can be guaranteed, both for individuals and for institutions. Laws to ban the use of tax monies for elective abortions have been the first line of attack for pro-lifers, but much yet can still be done. There are many avenues where federal monies have been given to pro-abortion organizations. A major ex-ample is family planning which includes abortion as a method of family planning. Government support for institutions that have encouraged and referred for abortions could be terminated and such monies redirected to those that support women before, during, and after birth.
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We, the undersigned, do solemnly pledge to refuse to support any political party which permits (voluntary) abortion to become or remain legal.
The Pro-Life: A Stand Against Abortion petition to Connie Mack was written by Jorge and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.