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Abortion

WHY SOME DEMOCRATS LOVE THE “HEARTBEAT BILLS.”

Many States are passing “HEARTBEAT BILLS” to much celebration by the pro-life Christian community. But it can be used by the opposition with dire long-term consequences if Christians do not follow this up correctly.

HEARTBEAT BILLS IN THE STATES

In early April 2019, Georgia passed the “Heartbeat Bill” by one vote.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that within days the Georgia Democrats rallied around its passage.  Seven women announced their intent to run against Republican State legislators that voted for the bill.

The “Heartbeat Bill” prohibits abortion, with some exceptions, after doctors can discern a fetal heartbeat happening around six to eight weeks of pregnancy. The strong argument against the timing is that it is before some women even know they are pregnant.

Georgia previously had a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The governors in Mississippi and Kentucky signed “fetal heartbeat” measures into law in recent weeks, and other states — including Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas — are expected to pass similar Bills this year.

All the States passing “Heartbeat Bills” are seeing quick legal challenges. Courts have ruled the measures in Kentucky, Iowa, and North Dakota unconstitutional, stopping them from taking effect.

The Courts will get involved as similar Bills clash with Supreme Court decisions that recognize a woman’s right to an abortion. The Court has held against States laws until a fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks into a pregnancy.

Since 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to abortion but held that states could prohibit abortion after fetal viability—the point at which a fetus can sustain life outside the womb—unless the life of the Mother is in danger.

THE DEMOCRATS WILL USE IT

While the battle for the various “Heartbeat Bills” go to the Courts, the Political War will reach a fever pitch.

Democrats are confident the Courts will strike these Bills down. Meanwhile, they will use it to energize their base for the upcoming 2020 elections.

Suburban women are the target. The Far Left will broadcast that their “Rights” will soon be taken away.

“Women’s Rights” advocates will hit the streets knocking on doors raising the temperature. They will do everything they can to ensure the Democrats take over the power of the State House and Senate in all of these States.
The issue is guaranteed to be a primary issue in the upcoming election.

Will the Church show up? Will the conservatives and pro-Life community, so comfortably vocal on Facebook from their living rooms, actually get out and support, volunteer, to help their local Republican party? WIll they do what they have never done before, and send money to help pro-life candidates?

IS THERE A SMARTER WAY TO STOP ABORTION?

In December 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed the Ohio “heartbeat” bill that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detectable. Kasich, who is pro-life, vetoed the heartbeat bill because it likely wouldn’t hold up in federal courts.

The move may seem like a victory for abortion advocates. However, at the same time, Kasich signed into law a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This move is far more threatening to abortion rights in the state and country than the heartbeat legislation.

The 20-week threshold is the point at which medical science has proven that a fetus can feel pain.

There are only seven countries that allow abortions after 20 weeks, including the United States.

More than a third of states have successfully implemented “20-week abortion bans,” according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Kasich’s Ohio bill mirrors the national Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  It banned late-term abortions nationwide after 20 weeks post-fertilization and first introduced in Congress in 2013.

The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives three times under a Republican majority in 2013, 2015 and 2017. It received a majority of votes twice in the U.S. Senate but has failed to reach the 60 votes required to break the filibuster.

The late-term or after-20-weeks ban may be the best strategy as Doctors have more information now of when a child can feel pain.  Polls say that even among pro-choice Americans, they are strongly opposed to late-term abortions.

AMERICANS DO NOT LIKE LATE-TERM ABORTION

It is time we redefine what late-term abortion is.

New York passed and enacted the Reproductive Health Act which allows doctors and other healthcare professionals to perform abortions up to the point of birth. Soon after this Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made controversial comments about procedures after birth. This outraged Americans from both sides of the issue.

Shortly after these moves on late-term abortion hit the airwaves, a poll was done by Americans United for Life and USAGOV.

The survey found that 66% of pro-choice Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester, or after 28 weeks of pregnancy, eight weeks after the child can feel pain. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks, which the New York law now allows.

According to Real Clear Politics, the annual Marist poll on abortion found that the overwhelming majority of Americans – usually three-quarters or more – want abortion restricted to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy.

If the 2020 elections would give the Pro-Life Republicans a stronger majority in the Senate, closer to the 60 vote threshold needed, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act could get passed. President Trump would undoubtedly sign it.

There is an argument that only 2% of abortions are performed after 20 weeks. Out of 638,169 abortions in 2018 alone, this would have possibly prevented that 2% or 12,763 deaths of children over 20 weeks.

The 20-week rule may not be enough for those of us who believe every life matters, but it would put an end to the concept of later-term term abortions that leads to infanticide.

Most importantly, a priority should be put on educating women that this child can feel pain. It is a child.

Of course, if Nancy Pelosi is still in charge of the House after 2020, any abortion restriction would be “dead on arrival.” No pun intended.

Elections Matter.

PUT ACTION BEHIND PRAYERS

The advocates for unlimited abortion are revved up for the coming 2020 elections. They will be using “Women’s Rights” and the “Heartbeat Bills” to promote their agenda.

Christians must be in vocal prayer that the Lord will open eyes to the best, smartest, strategy to end abortion and be ready to take action.

Most importantly, ALL of those who celebrate the passing of the Heartbeat Bills must put action behind their words and open their wallets in the next election.

If it doesn’t happen, there will be dire long-term consequences. The long-range battle can be easily lost, and Democrats will capitalize on this.

Pray of course, but if Action doesn’t follow Prayer, it doesn’t work in the long term.

We must act more on John 2 as “Faith without Works is Dead…” and Elections Matter!


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Robin Rowan is a recipient of the 'Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism." After many years as a federal Auditor investigating fraud waste and abuse for U.S. Inspectors Generals including in Iraq and Washington D.C., Ms. Rowan now independently conducts extensive research on policy and mandates truth over politics. She has been a political activist for the U.S. - Israel relationship for ten years, speaking often to members of Congress regarding Israel related legislation. Ms. Rowan is President of Church4Israel.com, an online educational ministry providing analysis of Middle East issues and encourages Christian advocacy for Israel.

Abortion

Why the Senate Really Killed the “Born Alive Protection Act”

The “Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act” was killed in the U.S. Senate. The bill has been around the block in Congress for years. It reemerged after, in early 2019, the State of New York, Virginia, and others passed or proposed laws permitting abortion up until birth.

This new push for abortion on demand at all stages of development horrified the American public.

It was a perfect time to get Senators to vote “on the record” regarding support or opposition to saving children that survive an abortion attempt.

How could Senators not want to save babies born alive!? That was the question of the Republican majority.

The bill was actually about protecting abortion doctors that may not have the skills required to save a child born alive. The press missed it.

Elections Matter

In the Senate, you must have 60 votes to proceed with a bill. With only a 53-seat Republican majority to 45 Democrats and 2 Independents, getting 60 votes in the Senate requires many Democrats to move their vote away from the party.

The February 25, 2019, Senate vote on the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” was 53-44 with three absent. This was not enough to move the bill. Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania were the only Democrats to vote for the bill.

What the Bill Said

The legislation requires that, when an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, health care practitioners must do the following –

“exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious health care practitioner would render to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.” Then “ensure that the child born alive is immediately transported and admitted to a hospital.”

There are strict penalties in the bill for anyone who has knowledge of this happening and does not report it. A woman whose child survives an abortion and is then terminated is protected by the bill and she can sue the doctor and have civil remedies.

The Political Spin that Killed the Bill

Sen Schumer, the Democrat leader of the Senate, proclaimed that the bill was an attack against health care providers; “to target, intimidate, and shut down reproductive health care providers.”

Schumer convinced the Democrat Senators that it was a measure to make Doctors stop doing abortion because if a baby survived, they would be responsible for saving it or held criminally responsible. This was reported in the Daily Signal.

By law, an infant extracted during an abortion that is breathing or has a heartbeat is legally a “person” and has full legal rights. Not taking measures to save a person should indeed have consequences.

Why the Democrats Were So Quick to Kill the Bill

There is a difference between Doctors that do abortions and Doctors that save babies at birth. It is a different skill set. The “Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act of 2018” would have made Doctors criminally negligent if they did not have the same degree of “professional skill” to save a baby that came out of abortion breathing or with a heartbeat.

A  current law, the “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act of 2002” (details below) gives an infant born alive, even in an attempted abortion, full legal rights as a “person.” But it did not require anything from the doctors or impose criminal penalties.

This is why Senator Schumer was so adamant about the 2019 bill being “an attack on the Doctors.” Planned Parenthood, who heavily funds Democrat candidates, likely created this narrative to protect their Doctors.

Do the Math!

Several Senators say the bill “didn’t matter because this virtually never happens.” These Senators need to do the math.

According to the CDC, Abortion performed at equal to or greater than 21 weeks’ gestation makes up 1.3% of all abortions, according to statistics for 2015.

Only 1.3% sounds like a small number, but with 638,169 abortions performed in 2015, that equals 8,296 later term abortions in just one year! That, my friends, is not an inconsequential number!

Most medical communities establish 24 weeks gestation, the latter part of the second trimester, as the earliest time of viability, when a child can survive outside the womb,  according to the American Pregnancy Association.

Out of 8,296 abortions done after 21 weeks, how many of those children could have survived? I personally have friends that have babies born prematurely as early as 24 weeks and they are healthy happy children.

The Real Survivors

The Democrats promote political rhetoric that children do not survive abortions, so this law and medical protection are not needed.

Yet there are hundreds of adult abortion survivors. Many have now organized and are having their voices heard. Thank God they are here to have a voice.

The Abortion Survivors Network was created by saline infusion abortion survivor and international pro-life speaker and advocate Melissa Ohden, who recognized the need for both support for and among abortion survivors.

A page on TeenBreaks.com tells the stories of abortion survivors.

“I was aborted and I did not die! I should be blind, burned… I should be dead! And yet, I live! Due to a lack of oxygen supply during the abortion I live with cerebral palsy…Today I am left only with a slight limp. I no longer have need of a walker or leg braces… Death did not prevail over me… and I am so thankful!”

There is a Law in Place

In 2002, Congress passed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which guaranteed to infants born “at any stage of development” full legal rights.

If, after the baby leaves the mother, they are breathing or have a beating heart, even if they are still attached to the umbilical cord, they are protected by law. They are defined as a “person” or “child.” This includes babies being extracted during an abortion.

However, that bill which passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President George W Bush did not include criminal penalties for doctors that did not try to save the baby. The law did not take into account the Doctor extracting the baby may not have the medical skill to save its life if it came out alive.

It was assumed, that since the child was defined by law as a “person,” with protection under the law, that not attempting to save the life of the person by a medical professional would be a criminal act.

Does a Mother have a right to kill another person, even if it is her child? No, neither does a Doctor.

Putting Women’s Health in Danger

According to the CDC; “In 2014, the most recent year for which data were available, six women were identified to have died as a result of complications from legal induced abortion.”

The number of injuries or hospitalizations of women is not reported properly in the United States. When an ambulance from an abortion clinic goes to a hospital it is categorized as “childbirth complications,” or “maternity mortality.”

In these cases,  great measures are taken by the abortion providers to cover it up, including paying off the family in exchange for a non-disclosure agreement. It is a hidden secret of the industry that needs to be revealed.

If Congress is serious about women’s health, the rules of reporting these statistics to the CDC need to be changed.

No Protection for Women or Children

Allowing Doctors to do a surgical or chemical medical procedure, extract a life, without the skills set to “save a life” is not only dangerous for the child/legal person but also for the woman undergoing the procedure.

States have tried pass requirements for abortion Doctors to at least have “admitting privileges” at a local hospital. This requirement is fought hard against by the Abortion Lobby.

The Supreme Court in February 2019 stopped a Louisiana law requiring this by putting it on hold for 45 days while the doctors of the few remaining clinics attempted to get privileges.

The state-level fight over whether abortion providers should be required to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is likely far from over.

Women should be protected as well as the potential child. Requiring Doctors to have life-saving skill sets and access to hospitals should be an unquestionable standard for anyone concerned about women’s health.

 


 

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