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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Oppose the fetal pain bill

Should Pro-Life people support legislation that might still allow people in the womb to be killed, though it might slow down our efforts overall? I used to think so. More and more though I am of the mind that we should only get behind solid life saving efforts. Case in point, the fetal pain bill which is up for a vote this week. The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act," HB 6099 will require doctors to read a statement to women seeking an abortion, informing them that a child as young as 20 weeks feels pain, and that the mother can choose to anesthetize her child before killing her. Well, they don't really have to say "killing her", but saying "before having the abortion" means the same thing.

Dr. Paul Schenck from the National Pro-Life Action Center and said yesterday:

"the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act is a two-edged sword. While calling attention to the humanity of the child targeted for abortion, it equally sends the intolerable message that you can legally kill the child - just consider anesthetizing her before you do it.

Schenck says that’s like telling the Ku Klux Klan that you can “lynch the Black man, just anesthetize him before you string him up!”, or to the Nazis, “you can gas the Jews, just give them some anesthesia before you do.” This is what he calls “the abortion distortion”

“When you legalize killing the innocent in cold blood - nothing else makes sense.” Schenck maintains. “You can’t have any straight lines, nothing fits, everything is illogical.” That is the problem with the legislation pending before Congress, he says. “For Pro-Lifers, this is very disturbing legislation, how do you accept killing, when you reject the pain associated with it?” Schenck says he understands what some members of Congress hope to accomplish. “This does call attention to the humanity of the child - she senses pain, and dies in unbearable agony. That will help us come to terms with the realities of abortion.” But, he says that it could have the opposite effect as well. “Anesthesia could appease our collective consciences, and leave us feeling “well, it isn’t all that bad, she dies painlessly and silently.”"


This act is a distraction. Too much time and money is spent on smaller legislative issues when we should be staying on message. Abortion is wrong, it is murder and it is evil. That is what we need to say over and over. Some Pro-Life groups are turning against those of us who believe that compromise bills are wrong. We are being accused of being out of step with major Pro-Life people and efforts.

Every Pro-Life group knows that Right to Life is the biggest Pro-Life compromise group in the country. They will make deals every way possible in the hopes that all of the little successes that they get will work toward slowing down or ending abortion on demand in the long run. I think Pro-Life groups around the country are feeling tired and are ready to take whatever successes they can get. Perhaps the "small steps" are the right way?

No, not now and not ever! Abortion is wrong, period.

Brian Rourbough, the new director of Colorado Right to Life said "This law is a bad law" and "It's good to notify women that children are tortured during the abortion, but it's bad to pass a law that allows abortions to go on."

Steven Ertelt of Wyoming Right to Life disagrees.

"His (Rohrbough's) comments come in contrast to state and national pro-life groups, so his is the lone voice in the wilderness," said Ertelt."


Mr. Rourbough is not the lone voice and National Right to Life does not speak for Pro-Life.

This issue is exactly like the stem cell issue. With that issue people want to argue that stem cell research yields no results anyway, so why invest money in it? If you get pulled aside to the scientific argument that it doesn't work, what if it does some day? What if some guy, like Hwang in Korea, fakes his research. What if he claims to find a cure for paralysis? What if it is demonstrated that killing embryos for science can benefit mankind? That is one big reason why we should stay away from arguments that aren't based on morality, only on science. We must stick to the fact that it's murder and we shouldn't do it.

Now with this fetal pain bill, pro-abortion representatives will parade their doctor forward, and Doctor "A" will say babies in the womb don't feel pain. Pro-Life representatives will present Doctor "B", who will say they feel pain all the way back to 20 weeks. Pain, schmain, this outrageous argument must end! They are being killed and we should stop trying to make a deal with the devil.

When will Pro-Life groups understand that what we are talking about here is pure evil? Over 3,500 children a day are being ripped from the womb and we want to give them pain drugs, rationalizing that once we tell women what they are doing fewer of them might do it.

Pro-Life people must stick to the facts and stop trying to push through incremental bills. We must get out in the streets and tell people that enough is enough! We have millions of armchair Pro-Lifers out there. If 10 percent of us spoke up on a regular basis our representatives would know how we demand from them that they should end abortion and baby killing research. But the problems is, we don't do it. Day after day goes by in silence as millions of Pro-Life people do nothing, except maybe pray in the quiet, warm comfort of their homes, or donate money. Prayer is good and necessary. Donations are good and necessary. But they are not the only things that we must do. We must be active and in the streets. The civil rights movement would not have succeeded if people didn't get out in the streets to show their outrage, and the Pro-Life movement needs the same!

The Pro-Life movement is struggling because there is no Pro-Life movement. We are many scattered organizations and people with great messages, but outside of the annual March For Life in Washington D.C. we rarely unite for action efforts and to support or oppose such compromise bills. National Right to Life purports to represent us but not one single major Pro-Life group in this country supports them. I know, some people and groups come out to support these occasional efforts, but overall, every major Pro-Life group calls NRTL the "compromise group". Politics is taking over Pro-Life and we have to stop that now!

Head over to and find out what you, the individual Pro-Life person can do to end abortion. This truly grassroots effort has no funding, asks for none, and only depends on us Pro-Life people to do what we should be doing.

1) On every first Friday, call & email your representatives to speak out against abortion and human killing research. We need to speak for the unborn in a united voice on a regular basis
2) On every first Saturday, go to an abortion mill and pray for the women who are going in & the children who might not be coming out.

Are you an armchair Pro-Lifer? I guarantee you that there are over 20 million solid Pro-Life people in this great country, so where are you? They unborn only have us to speak for them. - The only monthly call to action in America

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