Why we can't trust the politicians
I know, you're in shock with this sudden realization!
It used to be said that we proLifers had 7 out of 9 Supreme Court Justices who were proLife and many thought the end of Roe vs. Wade was near. After we learned that Souter, Kennedy, Stevens and O'Connor weren't interested in defending life, you would think we would have learned that we can't trust the Justices.
Why does the Declaration of Independence guarantee us the "Right to Life" and yet our own Supreme Court doesn't agree?
Why does Illinois have the opposite view of Life compared to our Declaration?
"Sen. Richard Durbin will vote against Supreme Court nominee John Roberts in the Senate Judiciary Committee if Roberts disagrees with the Illinois Democrat's view that the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to abortion. But that vote would directly contradict Durbin's beliefs as expressed in a 1989 letter to a constituent. "
RUSSERT: "If he (Roberts) said he did not see a right of privacy in the Constitution, would that ... ?"
DURBIN: "I couldn't vote for him."
RUSSERT: "That would disqualify him?"
DURBIN: "It would disqualify him in my mind."
"It's true that my position changed," Durbin admitted.
Would-be Senators and Presidents will promise the world to get into office. Then when they get there they will give us some speech how they now see things differently.
Stop believing our representatives will end abortion without your voice demanding this change! Our vote is only part of the equation, and as we see, voting proLife doesn't necessary guarantee proLife policies.
32 years have gone by. We have elected plenty of proLife individuals and what did we get?
1) No change in Roe vs Wade
2) Laws allowing our children to get abortions without our permission and notification
3) 46 million dead
To make matters worse, our children can kill their children as young as they are able to conceive, without our permission. Human butchers like Planned Parenthood are allowed to pass out promotional material to our children, they teach our children sex education, they teach condoms are "safe and sexy" and they encourage their future customers to go to them for an abortion if they ever get pregnant, which they will.
Look how hard it is to get a Supreme Court Justice in place. Not only do we have to elect a proLife president, but that president has to nominate a proLife justice. To make it even more difficult, a justice can only be nominated when another one dies, retires or is unable to perform his/her duties. Finally, just because a proLife justice has been nominated by a proLife president doesn't mean he/she will support proLife issues.
ProLife America has to realize the odds of coming up with a perfect combination of all representatives in government is almost 0.
So many politicians promise us they will fight abortion. Then, after they are elected, they show us their true colors.
"I don't think the culture has changed to the extent that the American people or the Congress would totally ban abortions,"
Our president is more interested in being a "uniter not a divider" then he is in ending abortion. Prove me wrong, name me one statement that shows President Bush will push forth a bill to end abortion.
When our representatives in Congress put forth legislation to give people sedatives before they are ripped apart in the womb, many said it was to show that what is in the womb has feelings and therefore is a human being. They reasoned that this would be a transitional bill that would eventually result in a life supporting bill. The problem with that thought is, you are assuming people don't acknowledge that what is inside the womb is a baby. Wrong. Even presidential nominee John Kerrry admitted what is in the womb is a human being, he just didn't see a problem killing him/her.
"I oppose abortion, personally. I don't like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception. But I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist . . . who doesn't share it. We have separation of church and state in the United States of America."
This is the current view of probably 99% of the Democrats and half of the Republicans. Yes, I said Republicans. Just because a person says he/she is a Republican doesn't mean he is proLife like you or I might define the word. I have met many Republicans who are "proLife" and when you ask them to help end abortion they say "I don't believe I have the right to tell a woman what to do with their body".
I know. I discuss Life and ending abortion almost daily with just about everyone I meet or know. Yes, this drives many of my friends and family nuts. By doing this though I have gotten a really good understanding of where we are as a country.
From my discussions I have learned the following:
> People believe you can "elect" the end of abortion
> The majority of people whom I have spoken with believe abortion should be allowed in cases of rape and incest
> Many people believe prayer alone is the answer
> Many say we will never end abortion
> Many don't understand what embryonic stem cell research is
> Most don't know that in vitro fertilization kills innocent people
> Almost all don't know that the birth control pill is an abortion pill
In 28 years of discussing this topic I have not met one single Democrat who is proLife, believes abortion should end and is willing to do something to end it. I'm not saying they aren't out there, I'm saying I've spoken with probably hundreds of Democrats about this issue and almost all believe abortion is a right and the few who believe abortion is wrong believe that it is a woman's right to choose.
Many Republicans I have met believe abortion is wrong and call themselves proLife, but don't believe they have the right to tell a woman what to do with their body. By proLife they mean they personally wouldn't abort their children.
I hear proLifers say all the time that we must "change the hearts and minds of those who don't know". This is not reality. They know what abortion is, they just don't want it to change. The small percentage who don't know and will be changed by education pales in comparison to the probably 99% who do know and aren't interested in what we have to say.
ProLife America has to wake up and smell the corpses. There are many of us, but we have to join forces for our voices to be heard over the day to day background noises of life.
The only way things will change is when we demand change!
I'm not interested in waiting another 32 years allowing another 46 million people to die, just so we can be back in the same place.
How "proLife" are you? Are you willing to pick up a phone and send an email once a month to end abortion? I challenge and implore you to do so. Abortion will only end by our determined efforts to end it.
Every 24 seconds a person is killed in America by abortion. Please don't take too long to make up your mind.
Photo in the womb courtesy of Priests for Life.
Join us, let's March Together for Life until we end abortion