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Jul 1, 2013
Texas Update: Urgent Action Needed
The Texas Legislature convenes for the second special session today, and abortion legislation is sure to occupy the spotlight. Last Tuesday, a disruptive mob of abortion radicals stormed the state senate, stopping the bill from being passed in time.
However, stalwart pro-life leader Governor Perry is confident that SB5 will succeed this time around. “It will pass overwhelmingly and will become the law in the state,” Perry said Friday. “I think the voice of the people of Texas will be heard.”
The Texas legislation seeks to enact measures necessary to protect women and their preborn children, including: banning abortion after 20 weeks (when the unborn child feels the excruciating pain of abortion), requiring health and safety regulations that ambulatory surgical centers are required to hold, requiring that doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and prohibiting dangerous webcam abortions. Following protocol, Republicans stopped Wendy Davis’ filibuster and voted 19-10 to pass the bill. However at that point, abortion extremists stormed the senate building, disrupting the process and effectively trampling the democratic process to push their radical agenda through.
However, Perry affirmed that he will not tolerate this behavior. “We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do,” he said.
When asked her reaction to the second session, Davis responded, “I'm an eternal optimist. I believe in people; I believe in the power of democracy. And I'm going to fight with every fiber I have to keep it from passing.” Davis’ answer is somewhat baffling for two reasons. First, if the democratic process had been allowed to play out correctly—if abortion supporters did not violently flood the senate—SB5 would have passed. Second, a majority of Texans, almost two-thirds, back the ban on abortion after 20 weeks. By blocking a piece of legislation that a majority of citizens support, Davis is pushing for her personal ideology rather than serving the people.
In order to remind Davis and other abortion extremists that the majority of Americans and women support the ban, a coalition of pro-life organizations is endorsing the #Stand4Life tweetfest on Tuesday July 2. Please sign the petition to urge representatives to defend human life, and spread the word via facebook and twitter. Make your voice heard!
Sign the Petition: http://www.isthisyourvoice.com/
Tweetfest: http://stand4life.net/Read More
Tags: abortion, legislation, Texas, tweetfest
Jul 1, 2013
The One Child Policy Drives Human Trafficking in China
To this day, China’s atrocious One-Child policy has resulted in 400 million forced abortions and sterilizations.
Due to a cultural preference for sons, baby girls are more likely to be aborted or killed shortly after birth. In 2012, it was estimated that there were 40 million more men than women in China. This gender imbalance has created a high demand for women which has lead to even more human rights abuses in China, like human trafficking.
China was given the lowest ranking in the U.S. State Department yearly Trafficking in Person’s Report. This ranking is determined by standards set by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA). Details of the country’s current policies are described in the Country Narrative.
The Country Narrative for China states,
“The Chinese government’s birth limitation policy and a cultural preference for sons, create a skewed sex ratio of 118 boys to 100 girls in China, which served as a key source of demand for the trafficking of foreign women as brides for Chinese men and for forced prostitution.”
The U.S. government has acknowledged that the one child policy aids human trafficking and the Chinese government has poorly addressed this issue – to say the least. Not only has China victimized its women by creating a life of terror during their fertile years, it also hurts women in surrounding countries. To truly liberate women in China, the inhuman one child policy must be repealed.
There is no ‘choice’ involved in forced abortions and these forced abortions are driving the human trafficking market. Whether you identify as “pro-choice” or “pro-life,” all Americans should be able to agree that China’s grievous human rights violations must be addressed.
Tags: abortion, China, human rights
Jun 28, 2013
Despite Pro-abortion Mob, Texas Fights for Life
On Tuesday, abortion advocates in Austin, Texas defeated a pro-life bill that would’ve protected the lives of unborn children 20 weeks and older. Democrat state senator Wendy Davis led the charge against defenseless unborn babies.
It’s sometimes interesting to examine the leaders and supporters of a particular movement. Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, like Martin Luther King, Jr. organized peaceful protests and civil disobedience to fight the injustice of segregation; British abolitionist Josiah Wedgwood created medallions that illustrated the humanity of enslaved people and the inhumanity of slavery; Lewis Hine campaigned against child labor by traveling the country with photos displaying children’s horrible working conditions.
And pro-abortion zealots, in Occupy Wall Street-esque mobs, scream about “women’s health” while opposing abortion regulations that would prevent Texas abortionist Douglas Karpen from twisting the heads off of living babies outside the womb; increase medical standards at abortion centers, making them safer for women; and ban late-term abortions that are dangerous for both women and pain-capable unborn children.
The majority of Americans don’t support abortion on demand during the later months of pregnancy. The ones who do are the extremists who orchestrated an eleven-hour spectacle inside the Texas legislature and all over Twitter.
President Obama tweeted his support of the anti-democratic chaos; opponents of S.B. 5 weighed in on twitter with an unsurprising amount of vulgarity; and Nancy “sacred ground” Pelosi tweeted that she was “inspired” by Davis’s “courage and dedication” that will allow pain-capable unborn children to continue to suffer from late-term abortions if Governor Rick Perry doesn’t call another special legislative session.
The mass of unruly abortion supporters who behaved so uncivilly in Texas is a sharp contrast to the pro-life movement, which has organized a peaceful March for Life every January for the past 40 years and doesn’t resort to furiously disrupting the legislative process when democracy doesn’t go their way.
The behavior and words of abortion supporters say a lot about their movement.
Thankfully, Gov. Perry has refused to give up in his defense of unborn children. Undaunted by the uncivilized pro-abortion mob, he issued a call for another special session of the Texas legislature, which is set to begin July 1.
“We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do,” Gov. Perry said.
Stop the Gosnells launched a Stand with Texas petition and Online for Life initiated one called Is This Your Voice. Both petitions give pro-life individuals the opportunity to speak out against the abortion lobby and in favor of protecting unborn children without having to viciously storm the gallery of the Texas State Senate to obstruct the legislative process.Read More
Tags: Karpen, Perry, Texas