One more law. One more regulation. That’s all we need to end abortion in the United States. That’s it, right? Well, that’s what we’re told. It always seems as though we’re but one regulation away from our goal. “We need a parental notification bill!” “We need parental consent!” “We need to make the abortion mill stick to stricter cleanliness standards!” The theory being that these regulations will cripple the abortion “industry” and thus lead to the end of abortion. We’re always one regulation away, it seems.
In the not-too-distant past, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was touted as a great victory. To be fair, a bill such as that isn’t a bad thing, necessarily, but it’s also something that should be so common sense that the fact that it was even brought up for discussion is appalling. If a baby survived a murder attempt and is then born, who wouldn’t work to save that baby? (At this point the question is rhetorical and I’ll spare us all the recent history about convicted baby killer Kermit Gosnell and other abortionists. I’ll even only mention the fact that as an Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama argued that these babies should die.)
Here we are, 12 years after the Born Alive Act was passed, and has even one abortionist or abortion “clinic” worker been charged with violation of this Act?
Melanie Hunter of CNS News reported on Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder, as part of a congressional hearing not connected directly to the issue of abortion, was asked by Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona “Have you ever enforced this law even one time?” AG Holder answered only “I don’t know.”
My point is this: All of the regulations and laws passed in an attempt to make life (no pun intended) difficult for these human chop shops and the employees thereof, maybe even so difficult that they close up shop, are meaningless and worthless if the people that we keep electing have no intention of enforcing them. This also forces us to ask whether or not these regulations are even worth bringing up legislatively. Do they simply legitimize abortion? I think that they do. Just look at what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday; He said that if a woman is going to contract with an assassin to kill her child it should be “clean and sterile and have people who know what they’re doing and care about what they do.” More regualtion: The answer from some pro-lifers and pro-aborts alike. Abortion is nothing more than a specialized form of murder, and the States already have plenty of murder laws, don’t they? We don’t regulate murder, we criminalize it!
Legislatively, all that is needed is an acknowledgment that this is the case and that pre-born humans are, in fact, human. As hard as this seems, the real work is changing the depraved and fallen culture that we live in which seeks to legitimize the dehumanization of these innocent human beings. This should be something that we focus on even now. That huge work, however, can only be accomplished by and through Jesus Christ.
So this is what I would ask of each of you:
- Pay attention when you’re filling out your ballots. We need to only support candidates who will get this issue right every time, without fail. Sometimes, that means under-voting and we need to learn to be okay with that.
- Talk to your pastors. Ask them to finally stand up for “the least of these;” humans that cannot speak up for themselves.
- Boldly speak the truth and preach the Gospel, for the Gospel is the only way to fix our culture.
Remember, the proper response to murderers like Gosnell and your local abortionists, is not to further regulate abortion, but to abolish it!Follow @RClaytonStrang