Thursday, November 8, 2012

Electing Republicans - Are They Friends or Foes of Abortion?

In the forty years since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been five Republican and three Democrat Presidents. In fact Roe was decided when Richard Nixon was president and he not only supported it but initiated the population control agenda that has been steeped in the industry since its inception. At least three of the five Republican Presidencies were undergirded with a Republican Senate and House for parts if not all of their terms. During this same time period, Republican Presidents appointed, and the Congress confirmed many of the Supreme Court Justices, appointments most thought would ensure the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Yet we have had fifty five million babies die at the abortionist’s hands and, it is hard to see any progress at a federal level to stem the tsunami that has consumed 1.2 million or more babies every year since 1977.

Around the country, states have more Republican Governors than ever before if not in history certainly in recent times. And, the number of Republican lead state houses has increased giving Republicans more leverage than ever. Yet, fifty five million babies have died at the abortionists’ hands and progress at the state level has not stemmed the tsunami that consumes 1.2 or more babies every year since 1977. The abortion industry has enjoyed hands off practices for almost forty years. Even states that have enacted solid pro-life legislation such as Georgia have taken a step back and turned a blind eye to the laws on the books. Putting on the uniform of the Republican Party has served no purpose other than getting candidates elected. Once elected, these candidates who pledged to show leadership, who pledged to end abortion, become a part of the political establishment repeatedly allowing abortionists to operate at the edge or outside the law.

I was horrified when I read about Kermit Gosnell and his house of horrors last year. Despite years of complaints to the state from physicians, patients and others, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania turned a blind eye and allowed Gosnell to operate each and every day for more than fifteen years, injuring women, murdering babies (he induced labor, delivered live babies and then snipped their spinal cords with scissors) and finally murdering women. Only then, did the Commonwealth move to clean up abortion in that state. Only time will tell if they really cleaned it up or again are turning a blind eye.

And what about Georgia, the state in which I live? Since 1973 1,206,940 babies have died by abortion. For most of those years, the state was led by a Democrat Governor and legislators that proudly support abortion and those who promote it. When Republican Sonny Perdue road in on the wave of pro-life and other votes, suddenly for the first time in more than 180 years, a Republican was leading the state and quickly the Senate and House followed suit, with more Republicans being elected or Democrats switching party. Good news for the pro-life community right? Not so much. The horror that is abortion in Georgia is unfolding every day and the picture is murky, shedding little light on how many of the abortionists in this state are even in business!

As was the case in Pennsylvania, there is a trail of injured women all across the state. Reports of squalid conditions, terrorized women, and passing infections through dirty instruments are common here. Calling state agencies such as the Department of Community Health or Department of Public health to get answers to the simplest of questions has become a morass of lawyers, dragging the questioners deeper and deeper into the darkness that is abortion in this state.

I cannot imagine that Governor Deal knows how ugly abortion in Georgia is. After all, his election was all about being pro-life. So I have requested a meeting with him to report what we are finding and to see if something can’t be done to reign in the lawlessness in which abortion in this state rests.

In the meantime, I think every pro-life abolitionist should begin to examine the strategies being used to end abortion in America. Perhaps putting on the Republican suit is not working - especially for the 55 million babies that have died at the abortionist' hand. Perhaps we need a new strategy that will rip open the bloated and innocent blood filled belly of the abortion industry.


4LifeNLiberty said...

Great article, Catherine! Thank you! I know that many look upon nullification as a failed notion of days gone by, but what many don't realize is that just because it was either not pursued for noble purposes in the past, or not pursued efficiently, or simply shot down by a Supreme Court overstepping it's bounds without sufficient "fight back" from We the People, it is still a right & duty of the States and We the People when the Federal sphere oversteps its Constitutional limits. Many states are fighting back against Obamacare with the process of nullification right now, and we in the pro-life movement should take this up as well in regards to Roe v. Wade. The slaughter of innocents requires nothing less than radical revolution through the non-violent, legal, peaceful means available to us. I think we do well not to listen to the likes of James Bopp any longer, but seek with continued radical openness & humility the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Please consider checking out what attorney & historian Tom Woods teaches about nullification and also the 10th Amendment Center. These are reliable sources on the topic who are not part of any white supremacist movements typically & tragically associated by many with the topic of nullification. Thank you for this courageous article. :)

profg said...

Catherine, I don't know why anyone believes any of the "pro-life" rhetoric spouted by our "leaders" in the Republican Party any more.

They lie.

Smith Conley & Associates said...

I don't understand the last paragraph about putting on the suit.

Since there are only two parties and the Democrats have abortion in their platform (at any time, for any reason, and paid for with taxpayer money) what suit are you recommending?

Let's Talk About It said...

The new suit needs to be defined. Electing Republicans has done nothing to stem the tide of abortion in America. You know the quote "insanity is doing the same thing expecting a different result". Perhaps it is time we craft a civil rights bill for the baby and gain civil rights for them as we did for blacks in the 50s and 60s. Not so much about electing Republicans as it would be about protecting the child in the womb.