In a post Roe v. Wade U.S., the fight for winning hearts, minds, and relevant laws continues all around the country. As expected, some states are making progress, despite the opposition from the left.
In Nabraska, for instance, a recent poll shows that most of the people there support protecting the life of babies, despite the recent push from Democrats for an abortion on demand amendment to the state’s Constitution.
Executive Director of Nebraska Right to Life Sandy Danek shared her thoughts on the left’s defense of the proposed legislation:
“They want to push Nebraska’s law to extend well beyond the current 20 weeks to 24 weeks and beyond, when a baby can survive outside of the womb. Nebraskans won’t stand for their radicalism.”
And if the pole is a good indication of people’s convictions, they will indeed not stand for it.
Meanwhile, in Utah, Planned Parenthood’s profits at the cost of human lives might soon be taking a hit.
Gov. Spencer Cox has signed a law which will end licensing of abortion clinics starting in May. The regulation also stipulates that no such clinics may operate in the state without a hospital license starting on Jan 1. In addition, it will ensure that any clinic performing illegal abortions beyond 18 weeks can have their licenses revoked.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s Western Regional Director Adam Schwend noted:
“Abortion clinics are not medical facilities. Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry exist to generate a profit by taking lives of unborn children, rather than to care for patients. They generally do not have to abide by the same regulatory standards as health clinics, and this puts women at risk. We thank Gov. Cox, Rep. Lisonbee and Sen. McCay for establishing these new safeguards for the unborn and women’s health, and continuing to advance a culture of life in Utah.”
As a result of such endeavors, hopefully women’s health can become a more serious conversation everywhere in the U.S., and true, complete medical care can be offered to them, rather than just profit seeking half measures.
On another good note, in Florida, the Heartbeat bill just passed a major hurdle. SBA Pro-Life America’s Southern Regional Director Caitlin Connors applauded the bill’s advancement:
"The fight for life has momentum in Florida. We thank Rep. Jenna Persons Mulicka for sponsoring this bill and all of the House members who voted for life this morning. This is the first step to saving tens of thousands of babies each year in Florida."
SBA Pro Life America made sure to note the following important facts: most Floridians support this legislation; the bill includes protections for women facing health emergencies and their doctors; once a heartbeat is detected, a baby has over a 90% chance of surviving to birth; Florida’s pregnancy centers exist solely to help women in need, almost always at no charge.
Unfortunately, not all states have had the same path toward progress.
In Ohio, the ACLU seems to have declared war on parental rights in a proposed amendment to the state’s Constitution.
A legal analysis on the issue posted in the National Review observes:
“The proposed amendment would outlaw virtually any restrictions on abortion and all other procedures, including sex-change surgeries, that touch on reproduction, for both adults and minors. It would cancel out not only parental-consent laws but also mere parental notification for minors’ abortions or sex-change surgeries; strike down health protections for people of all ages who undergo these procedures, including requirements that a qualified physician perform them; and erase any meaningful limits on late-term abortions.”
Further, the analysis notes:
“A natural reading would extend to any medical procedure that involves the human reproductive system, including sex-change surgery. The language also applies to individuals without any age qualification, so the proposal makes no distinction between adults and minors. Additional language would deny parents the right to any intervention on behalf of their children that would discourage them from obtaining the procedure in question:
The State shall not, directly or indirectly, burden, penalize, prohibit, interfere with, or discriminate against either:
- An individual’s voluntary exercise of this right or
- A person or entity that assists an individual exercising this right,
unless the State demonstrates that it is using the least restrictive means to advance the individual’s health in accordance with widely accepted and evidence-based standards of care.”
In response to this, Protect Women Ohio launched its first ad in a multimillion-dollar campaign to defeat the dangerous proposed anti-parent amendment. But many similar efforts of exposing the neo-communist agenda will be needed if people are to be kept informed.
Disinformation is an important tactic of any psychological operation. And only those who know the facts and have a healthy sense of discernment can live through such propaganda measures unaffected. I have learned this lesson well from my post communist country or origin.
The left continuously tries to convince the world that women’s liberation is achieved by killing their children rather than through initial prevention of pregnancy. They encourage them to get over a trauma by adding another to it. And they want people to believe that a state which does not allow elective abortion will not have exceptions for maternal health.
But there is yet hope in knowing that those who understand and want to fight for the truth are not giving up. And their arguments, based in fact, science, common sense, and empathy, are winning increasingly more hearts and minds.