“I think at the heart of the pro-life movement is the idea that all people are created equal, endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights starting with life” – Governor Mike Huckabee
The Supreme Court’s infamous 1973 verdict of Roe v. Wade has led to a highly politicized battle over the definition and significance of life in the commonplace of America. The fact that abortion became available in the case of “right to privacy”, displays how far the Justices had to stretch in judicial fiat to trump the defenseless. 2013 marks the 40 year anniversary of the Roe decision, whereby, 54 million children have been murdered under this judicial genocide. Furthermore, the rise of Planned Parenthood and its $1 billion budget from the Obama administration has created a public marketplace for the termination of life. The pro-life movement is combating the federal government and the left to protect the unborn for being discriminated against. The abandonment of the Constitution and the sellout of the defenseless, displays the discriminatory actions found within the liberal agenda.
The top-to-bottom approach of the Democrats have caused many dilemmas in its ethic or normalizing abortion:
Polarized the nation in categories of political labels (women’s rights vs. fetus’ rights & pro-choice vs. pro-life)
- Created the use of abortion as a form of birth control to combat the mother’s socio-economic conditions
- Promotes violence as a solution to bearing a child and structured a system where government agencies
- Apartheid on the unborn, as they are not granted the rights of the Constitution and are disadvantaged with no voice to fight back
- Used big government and political fiat to trump state rights (10th amendment)
There is a saying that goes “success breathes success,” however the influence of the federal government onto the state governments has been “failure breathes success”. In Ohio, Governor John Kasich’s 2013 budget bill completely defunded Planned Parenthood and placed a mandate for patients to go through an ultrasound before the process . Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin was able to implement the ultrasound mandate, however, could, not gain enough traction to defund Planned Parenthood Governor Rick Perry of Texas recently passed HB2, which has become America’s, most ant-abortion legislation since 1972. The Republicans in Texas banned abortions after twenty weeks and will require all women to take a class on the hazards of abortion before obtaining the procedure . All of these GOP Governors have accepted the burden of the federal government and decided to act to counter the continuum of violence is sends out. It is clear that “red states” have a pro-life revolution occurring to demonstrate how life is valuable at all of its stages and that it bears the exact same Constitutional rights as every other American citizen. State views will always differ from that of the federal government, thus, clearly outlining how solutions can be found without the political games of Washington D.C. The ethic that can describe the Republican Party’s duty to protect life is found in University of Pennsylvania’s motto of “laws without morals are useless”.
It is clear that our state governments can compensate for the mess in the District of Columbia, however, this battle is far from over. We need to constantly support staunch pro-life candidates that align with the movement. This would mean we need to win 2014 to retake the Senate, in order to promote our stance. I stand with the unborn and I will continue to fight against Planned Parenthood and big government policies. It is our duty to be compassionate as conservatives, thus, we must continuously promote many states to fight on the right side of the issue in the name of innocent life.
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