Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Urgency Marks This Year's Elections

September 21, 2004

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand for the entire nine months of a woman's pregnancy. Since that time, the Right to Life Movement has grown and developed to become a formidable player in the world of politics. During that time those in the Pro-Life Movement have also developed thousands of emergency pregnancy services throughout the country to offer help and hope to women with unplanned pregnancies. Yet the ultimate goal of making abortion unthinkable and illegal by law has eluded the Pro-Life Movement. Now as we look over the last thirty years, we know that more than ever, we, who believe in the sanctity of all human life, must engage in the public square and make our voices heard in community and through the ballot box. This election is critical to our efforts to save babies and protect women. You vote will determine who may live and who may die. Every vote counts. As in times past it is vital that you and those you know to be Pro-Life stand up and vote for only Pro-Life candidates.

The November election for President provides the country with a clear choice for president. Massachusetts Senator, Democrat, John Kerry, has voted against almost every pro-life measure in Congress since taking office 20 years ago. He has voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Act every time he has had the opportunity.

President Bush not only supported the partial-birth abortion ban, but he promoted and signed the bill into law.

The partial-birth abortion procedure, used during the second and third trimesters, involves removing the baby from the womb feet first, except for the head, and then puncturing the skull and suctioning out the brain. John Kerry refused to make this “procedure” illegal. Among his supporters are the most extreme pro-abortion fanatics in the nation.

John Kerry supports the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand, even as a method of birth control. He wants to keep abortion legal. This position comes from a man who states that life begins at conception and who claims to be “personally opposed” to abortion.

George Bush opposes Roe v. Wade and supports a constitutional amendment to protect all human beings, born and unborn. George Bush also opposes the use of tax dollars to pay for abortion. Further, he reinstated the “Mexico City policy” which prevents tax funds from being used to promote abortion overseas.

John Kerry has stated that he will reverse the Mexico City policy, and supports the use of tax dollars for abortion. During his twenty years in the Senate, John Kerry has voted 79 times to support abortion and abortion-related matters. He voted against "Laci and Connor's Law," which recognizes as victims those unborn children who are killed or injured in violent federal crimes. He also voted against notifying a parent before an abortion is performed on a minor daughter. John Kerry has promised that, if elected President, he will appoint only Supreme Court Justices who support Roe v. Wade. John Kerry will put a litmus test on his appointments to the Supreme Court. For the Left the courts are the means by which it seeks to control the culture. Those who represent the liberal and secular view of history, government is a tool to be used to maintain power and control. The integrity of the system is irrelevant to those who want power.

Our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution provide a means of protecting the innocent and the defenseless only when we the people act to enforce the law. Our State constitutions also are to be a bulwark for liberty and freedom. Unless we engage the opponent at the voting booth, unless we stand up for the rights of women and children, unless we support ONLY those candidates who will protect all human life, we will find ourselves losing the precious freedoms our brave men and women in the armed forces have sacrificed their lives to defend.

This is not a game. This is for real. Each vote counts. Vote Pro-Life.

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