Polar opposites on the life issue

Polar opposites on the life issue

Polar opposites on the life issue

While several states appear to be in an unofficial competition to be named the nation's abortion capital, others are following the science.

In California, for example, Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has submitted a budget proposal to enhance the abortion industry's ability to terminate preborn babies in the state. Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council says the governor wants to use the budget surplus to cover the cost of transportation and lodging for non-Californians seeking abortions in the state.

Keller, Jonathan (Calif. Family Council) Keller

"One of the other tragic parts of the budget that Governor Newsom's unveiled is rebates and scholarships specifically for doctors and for med students who will agree to involve themselves in the abortion industry," Keller continues. "They are so desperate for new abortion workers that they are willing to pay their way through school. It's really unconscionable."

The governors of several other states are taking their own actions to go beyond the call to terminate the lives of preborn babies.

"It does seem like Governor Newsom is in a perpetual competition with New York, Connecticut, Illinois, [and] Massachusetts, really trying to find out which one can get the crowning trophy from Planned Parenthood," Keller laments. "That's why California Family Council is going to be aggressively pushing back and trying to make people aware of what's happening here in The Golden State."

He also suggests that lawmakers consider is simply giving the budget surplus back to the people.

Meanwhile, a number of other states are pushing to recognize the humanity of the preborn. In Florida, for example, the legislature is considering a bill to bar abortion at 15 weeks -- a measure similar to a Mississippi pro-life law that is currently the topic of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

On the opening day of Florida's 2022 legislative session, Senator Kelli Stargel (R) and Representative Erin Grall (R) filed HB 5 and SB 146, bills on "Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality."

Bell, Lynda (FRTL) Bell

Lynda Bell of Florida Right to Life says the bills only make sense when one follows the science.

"We're very encouraged by this, and Florida Right to Life is very excited," she tells American Family News. "I think that one of the most important things that we need to do as a right-to-life organization is to present the humanity of the unborn, and … quite frankly, 15 weeks is what I think would consider generous."

Politicians and the general public have been educated on the humanity of the preborn child for over 40 years, which explains the growing effort to protect them.

"These babies, they feel pain; they are very much alive," Bell asserts. "They're unique, have their own DNA, and a lot of people would not believe that in 2022 we have people that still do not know that this is just not a blob, that this is just not a 'my body, my choice' argument, [but] that there's a real, living human being that we're talking about."

The case against Mississippi's 15 weeks bill is under review by the U.S. Supreme court and could overturn Roe vs. Wade – the 1973 decision that ordered all 50 states to permit the termination of the preborn, whether the states supported it or not.