President Donald Trump Declares January 22nd “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”

“And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.

President Donald J. Trump is unarguably the most pro-life president ever elected to the office of president. Those who are in the battle for the sanctity of life were blessed to have him as an advocate in the White House for the past four years. Below is a Life News article by Steven Ertelt which includes President Trump’s Proclamation.

On Friday, the majority of Americans who are pro-life will be mourning 48 years of legalized abortion under Roe v Wade. President Donald Trump yesterday acknowledged those victims of abortion and issued a proclamation designed a spark people to action to put an end to it.

President Trump declared January 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

The President issued a stirring call to action and eloquently described how abortion has adversely affected our country in the world. He encouraged pro-life Americans to never back down in ending abortion and restoring a respect for the sanctity of human life.

Below is the full text of President Trump’s Proclamation:

NATIONAL SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE DAY, 2021
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Every human life is a gift to the world.  Whether born or unborn, young or old, healthy or sick, every person is made in the holy image of God.  The Almighty Creator gives unique talents, beautiful dreams, and a great purpose to every person.  On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonder of human existence and renew our resolve to build a culture of life where every person of every age is protected, valued, and cherished.

This month, we mark nearly 50 years since the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.  This constitutionally flawed ruling overturned State laws that banned abortion, and has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives.  But strong mothers, courageous students, and incredible community members and people of faith are leading a powerful movement to awaken America’s conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care.  

Because of the devotion of countless pro-life pioneers, the call for every person to recognize the sanctity of life is resounding more loudly in America than ever before.  Over the last decade, the rate of abortions has steadily decreased, and today, more than three out of every four Americans support restrictions on abortion.

Since my first day in office, I have taken historic action to protect innocent lives at home and abroad.  I reinstituted and strengthened President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City Policy, issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title Ten taxpayer funding, and took action to protect the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor.  My Administration has protected the vital role of faith-based adoption.  At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life.  Just a few months ago, our Nation also joined 32 other countries in signing the Geneva Consensus Declaration, which bolsters global efforts to provide better healthcare to women, protect all human life, and strengthen families.

As a Nation, restoring a culture of respect for the sacredness of life is fundamental to solving our country’s most pressing problems.  When each person is treated as a beloved child of God, individuals can reach their full potential, communities will flourish, and America will be a place of even greater hope and freedom.  That is why it was my profound privilege to be the first President in history to attend the March for Life, and it is what motives my actions to improve our Nation’s adoption and foster care system, secure more funding for Down syndrome research, and expand health services for single mothers.  Over the past 4 years, I have appointed more than 200 Federal judges who apply the Constitution as written, including three Supreme Court Justices — Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.  I also increased the child tax credit, so that mothers are financially supported as they take on the noble task of raising strong and healthy children.  And, recently, I signed an Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children, which defends the truth that every newborn baby has the same rights as all other individuals to receive life-saving care.

The United States is a shining example of human rights for the world.  However, some in Washington are fighting to keep the United States among a small handful of nations — including North Korea and China — that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks.  I join with countless others who believe this is morally and fundamentally wrong, and today, I renew my call on the Congress to pass legislation prohibiting late-term abortion.

Since the beginning, my Administration has been dedicated to lifting up every American, and that starts with protecting the rights of the most vulnerable in our society — the unborn.  On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we promise to continue speaking out for those who have no voice.  We vow to celebrate and support every heroic mother who chooses life.  And we resolve to defend the lives of every innocent and unborn child, each of whom can bring unbelievable love, joy, beauty, and grace into our Nation and the entire world.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 22, 2021, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.  Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born.  I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home.  And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth. DONALD J. TRUMP

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WHY ROE MUST GO…

Roe v Wade Supreme Court Justices

Just as we slowly realized the immorality of enslaving humans, it is time to get woke about abortion.

The following statement by Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director of the PA Pro-Life Federation declares the truth about the infamous US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

Why Roe must go…

It’s been almost a half century, yet two Supreme Court decisions still divide our nation. In 1973, Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton legalized abortion up through birth. Some Americans have accepted abortion on demand as being morally permissible because it is legal.

We need only consider that slavery was legal for over 240 years. Its end was brought about by a small yet undeterred group of people. When the truth that human dignity belongs to every person triumphed, the institution of slavery was abolished.

Modern-day abolitionists seek to end another immoral institution: the killing of innocent human life through legalized abortion. With the balance on the Supreme Court shifting, is overturning Roe a possibility?

There is no explicit right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution. In Roe, the Court ruled that the “right” to abortion was implicit in a right to privacy protected by the 14th Amendment. But the 14th amendment fails to mention privacy.  To justify abortion based on a right to privacy not stated in the Constitution, the Court referenced a 1965 case on contraception called Griswold vs. Connecticut.

In that decision, Justice William O. Douglas essentially invented a right to privacy, writing that the Bill of Rights casts penumbras (shadows) and emanations (rays) in which a “zone of privacy” exists. It was on this weak foundation of shadows and rays that a right to privacy and later a right to abortion were founded.

But the 14th Amendment does include explicit language about a more fundamental right: no State shall make a law depriving any person of life. Ironically, the 14th amendment is used to imply a right to abortion that is somehow prioritized over an explicitly stated right to life.

From the time Justice Blackmun wrote the majority opinion for Roe, legal scholars have acknowledged its shaky foundation. Even Blackmun’s law clerk, Edward Lazarus, said, “As a matter of constitutional interpretation and judicial method, Roe borders on the indefensible….”

Furthermore, Blackmun conceded that the right to abortion is not absolute, stating, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, [Roe’s] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” 

Since 1973, haven’t both science and technology shown us such irrefutable proof?  Advancements in ultrasound and embryology prove that we are distinctly human persons from the moment of fertilization.

With a feeble legal foundation and today’s advanced science, Roe seems ripe for reconsideration. If overturned, abortion will not become illegal. Rather, the issue would go back to each state.

Roe has always been bad law, failing to truly empower women in crisis. Being led to believe that one must kill her own child in order to succeed in the workplace, obtain an education, or maintain a relationship is far from liberation.

Just as we slowly realized the immorality of enslaving humans, it is time to get woke about abortion. Life in its smallest, most vulnerable, dependent stages is still precious human life worth protecting.  It’s how you and I began. How can we say others do not deserve the same right to life?

Roe must go.

Bonnie Finnerty
Education Director
PA Pro-Life Federation
4800 Jonestown Rd. Suite 102
Harrisburg, PA 17109
717-541-0034
lifelines@paprolife.org

A Voice Cried Out, “Don’t Kill Your Baby”

Most in the pro-life movement are too young to remember many of our pro-life pioneers who paved the way for future pro-life warriors.  One of these women was Bea Gutherman, a mother of 11 children who was faithfully committed to praying and sidewalk counseling outside the Northeast Women’s Center abortion mill which at that time was located at 9600 Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philly. 

Below is a memory of Bea from another of our pro-life pioneers, Theresa Connolly, one of our lawyers who worked pro bono whenever any of us were arrested (which in the 80’s was frequent).  God bless Bea, Theresa and all who stood up then and who stand up now for God’s precious little ones.

Bea Gutherman
Bea Gutherman

It was early in the 1980’s on a cold, dreary morning in Philadelphia, a young woman was headed for 9600 Roosevelt Boulevard.  She was going down the walkway as Bea, a middle-aged woman made a blood curdling scream: ‘’DON’T KILL YOUR BABY.”

It was horrifying! The small prolife group was shocked at how rude she was to this woman who was about to abort her baby. Yes, shocked!

Someone was incredibly wrong; but it was not Bea.

In 1973 seven dirty old men pronounced the murder of unseen human children to be a woman’s right to abort. *

How were we supposed to behave?  Bea knew.  Bea did it.

Groups formed outside ‘9600’ daily.  They were always polite.  Their weapon was the rosary.  And that weapon worked!

Some mothers left.  Some children lived.

*Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. It struck down many U.S. state and federal abortion laws. – Wikipedia

New Jersey Right to Life Invites All Prolifers to Attend Their January 22nd Rally for Life

Below is information from the New Jersey Right to Life on their annual Rally for Life in Trenton on January 22nd.  A flyer for this event is included in this post.  Please consider printing it out and distributing to all your pro-life family and friend, and if you live in or around Trenton, NJ, please plan to attend.  

Trenton Rally for Life

We are planning our Rally for Life on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. outside the State House Annex in Trenton.  A March through the streets of Trenton will immediately follow. 

We are hoping to have a great crowd and awesome speakers so please mark your calendars and be sure to dress warm.

Download the flyer HERE.  and check our website for any updates or possible changes, www.njrtl.org

Full-Page ad in Waco Trib on Roe Day 2021

The following is from John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco

Last week, I wrote that I would have a big announcement this week.  Here goes!  Pro-Life Waco will organize a full-page Waco Tribune-Herald ad for January 22, 2021 to honor those killed in the unspeakable injustice of abortion unleashed by the Roe V Wade court decision in 1973. PLW seeks 500-600 names affirming the message of the ad.

In addition to honoring the dead we seek to mobilize life defenders to bring an end to abortion in our city. This will be the only ad of its kind in Texas, perhaps in the entire country.  If the Democrats of McLennan county can deliver a full-page ad (October 25 with 300 names) calling for the election of Biden-Harris, surely, we can do this in solidarity with babies, moms, and families.  You can see the layout of the ad and more explanation by clicking here. 
 
You will also find two ways that you as an individual or a family can be included in this historic proclamation. One way is to send $5 to $50 to Pro-Life Waco (4200 Grim Ave, Waco 76710) and the way you want your household name to appear on the ad. You can also  go online at www.prolifewaco.com. Click on the “Support Us” button and go from there.

Funds received will be applied to the $3700 cost of the ad. Any surplus will be applied to PLW outreach in 2021. If contributions do not cover the cost, PLW will fill in the gap.

Also, I am seeking “Captains” for this campaign. This is a dedicated foot soldier who will try to sign up 10 or more friends and relatives. Possibly your Sunday School class. Please respond to this email and let me know if you will be a captain.

If you are a recipient of this message, you can be included in the ad even if you do not live in Central Texas.

Let’s not keep our light under a bushel basket.  Let our light shine brightly throughout Central Texas, our state, and our country.

We Can Only Imagine….

On October 25, 1994, Susan Smith of South Carolina strapped her two children into their car seats in her Mazda Protégé and proceeded to release the car down a ramp into John D. Long Lake.  Alex was 14 months and Michael was 3 years old.  She then reported the car had been hijacked with the children in it and a manhunt ensued.  On November 2, 1994 she pleaded with the hijackers on live TV to return Alex and Michael and then on November 3rd finally admitted to killing her children. The next day the children were found, still buckled in their seats in the car at the bottom of the lake. One of the divers, Steve Morrow,  said there was a small hand against a window pane and the car seats were dangling upside down. 

At the time there was intense media coverage and an outpouring of public sympathy for these children.  I could not help but imagine the two children in the backseat.  Were they awake?  Were they scared when they realized there was no adult with them?  Were they alive when the water started filling the car?  Did they cry?  Did they scream for their mother? Did they struggle in their car seats? 

Dr. Anthony Levatino

Children whose lives are ended thru abortion are in a similar circumstance.  They are trapped, there is no one to stop what’s happening, and their last moments are traumatic. Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, has created several educational videos* (animated drawings) to describe the abortion process. Dr. Levatino early in his career had completed 1200 abortions but later had a conversion – prompted by circumstances in his personal life – and decided never to perform another abortion.   His description of the various abortion methods is very clinical and straightforward.   I’d like to think that if people actually were educated about abortion from a medical standpoint it would make them pause and reflect on how violently life is being destroyed, regardless of its legality.

Politicians may defend and applaud a woman’s right to choose, but the victim of abortion deserves equal consideration.  We cannot ignore the fact that there is a child undergoing severe stress to allow for the predicted outcome of two heartbeats going into an abortion practice but only one coming out. There are those that say the child is not aware of anything, so that makes the vacuums and curettes OK. How cold-hearted is that?  And what degree of confidence do we have in that statement when considering a more fully developed child will receive a needle with a lethal dose of digoxin applied to her heart, torso or head to cause fatal cardiac arrest before surgically disassembling her body. Dr. Colleen Malloy, MD, a board certified Neonatologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2012 stated that at 20-week gestation a child’s pain receptors are present and linked.

Should the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision be codified as is the mission of the Biden/Harris ticket** state restrictions on abortion would in theory be nullified. This may not come to pass if the states challenge the federal government through the legal system.  But the fact that politicians who champion unrestricted abortion never mention the child in the equation is disturbing. By taking the time to view Dr. Levatino’s videos, we will have a better understanding of what a baby experiences during an abortion and also the effects that abortion may have on the child’s mother.  Shouldn’t we at least understand both sides of the story before pulling that lever or completing our ballot? Knowledge is power….and silence is approval.

 We will never know what the Smith children experienced in their last moments in the back of that car but we can imagine it was terrifying.  Are we as a country any better than Susan Smith if we refuse to acknowledge the horror of a child’s death at the hands of an abortionist?

* https://www.abortionprocedures.com/about-dr-levatino/

**Source: https://joebiden.com/womens-agenda/Stop state laws violating Roe v. WadeBiden will work to codify Roe v. Wade, and his Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate Roe v. Wade.

Compromising Life?

Compromising on Abortion.   What does that mean?   In the September 28th issue of Bloomberg’s Businessweek an article quoted two political scientists stating their opinion that some of the up and coming Republican Party female candidates are “very, very, conservative” and “they’re going to want to be confrontational.”  The article’s author then went on to explain that 20 years ago, many conservative (Republican) women in Congress were moderates who compromised with Democrats on such issues as abortion, health care, and education.  I can understand negotiating and compromising on health care and education.  There are many facets to each and much of which entails finances and budgets.  But exactly how does one compromise on abortion? Perhaps convicted murderer and abortionist Kermit Gosnell who actually killed children after they passed thru the birth canal is an example of compromising on abortion — he let them take a gulp of air and then went on to kill them.

As to the confrontational comment, I expect any one who has taken an oath to represent me to be confrontational. Taking the life of a child, stopping a heart beat and a brain wave is worth confrontation.  If someone came inside your home to take your son, your daughter, your niece, your nephew, your grandchild wouldn’t you be confrontational?  Or would you compromise?  Would you say, take my daughter but not my son?  How about you leave the 8-year-old but go ahead and take the infant?  Or is it OK to compromise because the person under discussion cannot speak for themselves?

If we are willing to compromise with children’s lives, should we also be willing to compromise on society’s other vulnerable groups?  How would we go about compromising with the lives of the homeless, drug users, or senior citizens – all of whom in fact can at least speak for themselves.    Which ones do we keep and which ones do we toss, deciding that they have no value, no dignity and aren’t worthy of our best efforts to keep them alive?  Oh, that’s a different story isn’t it?  That kind of compromising might get a politician some bad press and we don’t want to appear socially insensitive, do we?

The issues with political discussions about abortion are two-fold.  Firstly, politicians embracing abortion rights actually refuse to use the word abortion.  These politicians and their followers mask the word abortion by referring to it as: health care, procedure, Roe v Wade, choice, right to choose, reproductive rights, etc.  If you believe in it, then call it what it actually is…abortion.  Secondly, they opt to ignore the fact that these children are just that, children who are growing with their own DNA, their own heartbeats and their own brain waves. And while the Roe v Wade decision of 1973 was as careless to newly created life then as it is now, we now have so much more medical and scientific knowledge to bolster the argument that these are in fact persons in their own right.  Rather than saying abortion is legal and therefore OK, shouldn’t we be questioning the past and then pursuing positive (for the child) change to the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion.  (See, I used the actual word abortion twice in one sentence – it can be done.).  Cancel culture stops at the door of abortion rights apparently – not allowed to cancel those.

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Compromise.  We’ve all done it to avoid a standoff or to move things along.  We might not have been 100% happy with the results but we knew we could come back another day and re-visit the issue.  Once a child has been aborted, that option is no longer available.  There’s no coming back from compromising someone else’s life.  And in my home state of Pennsylvania most recent statistics report 30,364 compromises of someone else’s life in 2018.

Five Takeaways form the Vice Presidential Debate

The Vice President debate is a one and done shot. It can even make or break one’s race. We have seen it on Wednesday evening between radical Kamala Harris of California, the running mate of Former Vice President Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence.

Five takeaways form the debate

  1. Unlike President Trump’s behavior last week, VP Pence stayed cool and calm. He even overcame interruptions from Kamala and Susan Page, the moderator. She even threw a fit like a typical nasty woman that wears a pink hat and lectures about “my body, my choice”.
  2. VP Pence exposed Harris and the lies of the Biden campaign one by one. He even reminded everyone of how she openly attacked the Knights of Columbus when she, along with many of her colleagues in the senate, attacked a federal judge over his membership.
  3. “You’re entitled to your opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” The Biden Campaign and even Senator Harris herself have been manipulated by lies. In reality, they have stirred the pot of hatred, division, and even racism.
  4. “I am pro-life and will not apologize for it”. VP Pence made this bold statement when it came to the issue of abortion. Harris continued to echo the faulty narrative of women’s health.
  5. Joe Biden is not a practicing Catholic. The Catholic Church, since the first century, has consistently defended the sanctity of human life. Particularly the issue of abortion. It was reinforced many times in the Catholic Catechism and even multiple papal encyclicals. He has flipped flopped on the Hyde Amendment, consistently advocated for abortion even up to birth, coerced religious groups to take part in the costly HHS mandate that he was its biggest cheerleader.

A Catholic with a clear conscience cannot support someone who is a Catholic In Name Only. One’s faith does not tell you to take part in the murder of innocent lives. Rather, it tells you to be the ones on the right that will be acknowledged by their creator for fulfilling the Works of Mercy.

The Biden Campaign Cannot Get Away With This…

Below is an urgent appeal from March for Life Action.

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Dear Marcher, 

When pro-abortion judges are nominated to the Federal Courts or the Supreme Court, they purposefully block legislation meant to both protect women’s health and care for pre-born babies. 
 
The next president will likely have the opportunity to nominate multiple justices to the Federal and Supreme Courts, giving them the chance to totally reshape the judiciary. Make no mistake – the courts are in the balance — and should be a critically motivating factor for voters in the upcoming election.  


You may have seen the updated list of potential Supreme Court nominees

President Trump recently released.  Many of the 44 potential nominees, if successfully confirmed, will give legalized abortion the proper judicial scrutiny it deserves. 

President Trump has been able to nominate and confirm over 200 federal judges! These judges are by and large loyal to the Constitution, not seeking to legislate from the bench, but to interpret cases according to our founding document.  

The Biden/Harris campaign is endorsed and financially supported by the abortion industry. Their platform supports the extreme position of abortion until birth, paid for by tax dollars. 

Unlike President Trump, the Biden/Harris campaign has not released a Supreme Court nominee list. 

Contact Your Senators Today


Will Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominees protect the most vulnerable, the unborn, or will they side with the abortion industry?  Will his nominees protect religious liberty and conscience rights or try to force nuns (and the March for Life) to pay for abortion inducing drugs and devices? 

Americans have the right to know the kinds of judges Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will nominate to the Supreme Court.  

Contact Your Senators Today

Will you contact your Senators today to insist that Biden and Harris release their list of Supreme Court nominees? 

The role of the Senate to “advise and consent” is crucial for any Supreme Court nomination. Only when we know who Biden and Harris would nominate can the American public judge for themselves about the future of the judicial system, and their vote in November.

For life,
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Tom McClusky President,
March for Life Action  


P.S. If your Senator is pro-life, your message today will instead be in support of the pro-life nominees that President Trump has named. It is important to thank them as well for the good work they do! March for Life Action.

We Have to Stop this, Right?

Pats letterAbortion.  Why is the very word not associated with child abuse? Culturally across the globe we separate the two.  Abortion is the deliberate killing of a pre-born child as a result of various extenuating circumstances of the mother and father and is deemed allowable.  Child abuse on the other hand is deemed horrendous.  Even the most stoic of visages take on a look of shock, rage or sadness when they hear of abuse at the hands of parents, caregivers or authorities, present or past.  It is rooted out, but there is always more.  More stories, more sadness, more reparations that really don’t repair.

Why is there not the same level of shock, rage or sadness when it comes to abortion?  These are our kids.  What happens to them?   They are denied a first breath and banished to an unknown grave of medical waste.  Should we not be looking out for the smallest and weakest among us?  These children are innocent, beyond reproach and yet time and time again over the years they have been let down by governmental systems, treated cruelly and preyed upon.  Just because we can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there, that they aren’t worth our time.  Just because they can’t speak doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice as part of their generation.  How can pro-choice politicians rail against all forms of violence, and then acquiesce when it comes to abortion? Do they not see it as a violent form of death? Do they not believe that a newly created life is worthy of dignity and respect?  Do they not understand that killing a child is not necessary to save the mother in a medical emergency.  Science and medicine have offered other options.  They don’t even apologize for it any more.  No more do they pronounce abortion should be safe, legal and rare.  “And rare” was dropped from their vernacular as they capitulated to their political donors and voter base. The pro-choice argument that these children are not “real” until they emerge from the birth canal is old, tired and washed up.  Science has proven each child has her own DNA from conception and a beating heart within the sixth week of the pregnancy.

Should not those in authority be striving diligently political party against political party to limit the cruelty  – or eradicating it – instead of celebrating the expansion of it?  By codifying Roe vs Wade we risk losing the state-level limitations that have been put in place to curb the abuse of these children.  This could lead to unrestricted abortions throughout the full term of a pregnancy; it may allow for abortion centers to not be regulated as medical facilities; and it will allow for a young girl on her own, with no parental or guardian knowledge,  to make a decision she may not fully comprehend, later regret and carry with her throughout her life – yet another form of child abuse.

We cannot and should not allow abortion to be hidden behind the abortion is not healthcareeuphemism of reproductive health care.  Why do candidates who support abortion on demand never mouth the words in public?  Because it makes constituents with a conscience recoil ever so slightly, even if they agree with the premise.  Women’s health care has a positive tone to it.  Abortion invites only an image of a child broken into pieces or washed away in a vacuum.  Who wants their fan base carrying that image away from a rally or when casting their vote?

We have to stop this, right?  Who is looking out for these kids?  These are the questions that always arise in discussions of child abuse. We don’t turn our heads away then and say it’s none of our business. Why are these same questions not raised for a child in the womb?