Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Do You Support Life?

            Families, communities, and nations are stronger when babies are protected. Babies have always been important for survival of society. In ancient days, men selected wives who would be faithful and who were strong enough to bear and rear children. Women mated with men who had the skills and abilities necessary to provide protection and security for her and her children.

Babies are still essential for the strength of any society, but current civilization does not seem to recognize its peril. The birthrate worldwide has fallen below replenishment numbers. The United States is about even but only because of immigration.

Yet, women demand choice. They desire the freedom to be carefree in their sexual liaisons, while rejecting responsibility for any child that is conceived. The irony is that women in the United States are aborting their babies while the nation’s birthrate is steadily falling.

In case you have been living in a cave or off the grid, there is a presidential election this year. The choice has never been clearer between the two political parties. The Democrat Party supports the right for a woman to kill her baby any time up to birth. If the baby survives the abortion, Democrats say that the mother can allow the baby to die after it is born alive. Republicans are the right-to-life party and believe that every life has value – from conception to natural and dignified death.

President Donald Trump is the most right-to-life president in recent history, and he continues to grow stronger in his fight for life. On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, he announced that “he will sign an executive order to ensure that babies who are born alive receive proper medical care.” Apparently, he has grown tired of waiting for Congress to do something concrete about the problem. 

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law a bill extending legal protection to infants born alive at any stage of development, including after an abortion. The law, however, lacked enforcement provisions.

Legislation called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, considered in 2019 and again in 2020, would include criminal consequences for health care providers who violate the 2002 law. It also would require that proper medical care be given by the health care practitioner present if an infant is born alive.

The bill that did pass Congress and was signed into law did not include power to enforce it. The second bill that would empower the first bill cannot get through Congress to be signed by the President. Meanwhile, more babies are killed or left to die.

Trump did not go into details about what would be included in his executive order. However, earlier proposals had requirements for “health care professionals to treat a baby born alive after an attempted abortion the same as medical professionals would treat any other newborn.” Trump declared, “I will always defend the sacred right to life” when he spoke at the 16th annual – and first virtual -- National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

When Democrats refuse to take action to preserve the lives of unborn and born infants, it is time to replace them. I encourage all people who believe that life is sacred to vote Republican. Let our nation re-elect Donald Trump who will continue to fight for all Americans – born and unborn, keep the Senate, and take the House of Representatives. VOTE RED and help Trump to make America as great as it can be!

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