Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Senate Bill 356

Why do Christians always feel the need to jump on something without knowing what's REALLY going on? I was just informed that the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2007 will make partial birth abortion the law of the land and is something that the President can't veto and that the Supreme Court can't overturn.

Problem #1: There is NO SUCH THING as a bill that the Supreme Court can't overturn. It's not legally possible in this country. A bill that they don't care about and refuse to hear, yes. A bill they can't overturn? Not a chance.

Problem #2: There is no such thing as a bill that the President can't veto. Choose not to, yes. Can't? Not a chance.

Problem #3, and in my mind the most important problem and the one that worries me the most: The people who are upset have no idea what the bill says. The basic gist of it will make it FEDERAL law that a woman MUST be informed of how painful a partial birth abortion is to her baby. Many women opt to go for it because they are told the baby can't feel it. That's a bald-faced lie. This bill would correct that, thereby reducing the number of partial birth abortions performed in this country. Christians also seem to be forgetting the fact that partial birth abortion is already illegal in most states. The feds can't legally make a state do something that the state has already decided to be illegal. That's why we have states in the first place!

Right now, abortionists lie their little faces off. They tell the mothers that the baby can't feel pain, it's not aware of its surroundings and feels absolutely nothing when its brains are sucked out. That is a bald-faced lie that has been scientifically proven to be untrue. Once a child has passed 20 weeks gestation, they feel pain, they hear noises, they react to outside stimuli. Partial birth abortions are never performed prior to 20 weeks. In fact, they're usually performed in the late 7th month on through the baby's due date. At that age, the baby can survive outside the womb and grow up into a normal, healthy adult.

This bill will force them to tell the truth. How is that a bad thing?

Christians have a duty to God and to our country to be well informed on the issues at hand in our nation. In regards to Congress, that can be done quite easily. The Library of Congress has this nifty thing called Thomas. Thomas is a search engine. Thomas catalogs EVERY SINGLE bill, amendment and proposal that passes through Congress. And Thomas works very well, better than Google. I found the text of the bill in question by simply typing in my keywords of "partial birth abortion".

I spent a couple years as a debate coach in the NCFCA homeschool debate league. That was where I learned about Thomas and where I learned about how our country's government really works. I also sat in on a wonderful Constitutational Law class taught by one of the best ConLaw lawyers in the country, Michael Farris, founder of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association and the only man to ever take on the State of Virginia on the issue of private Christian college accreditation and WIN. In the arena of ConLaw, the man has never lost a case. Probably never will.

This is a call to all Christians to BE INFORMED!!!!!! Know what you're upset about before you get upset about something. Particularly when it's something that has no need to get upset about. This bill is a good thing, not a bad thing. It needs to be passed. Yes it needs prayer cover. To pass. Pray for it to pass the Senate and the House before Bush leaves office and pray that Bush will sign it ASAP. It's written from a pro-life perspective and presents the pro-life arguement about fetal awareness in a very scientific manner, with facts and numbers that cannont be disputed. This is never a bad thing. If my senator (Vitter) wasn't already a co-sponsor, I'd be emailing his office to tell him to vote for it. I'm not going to bother with emailing Landrieu because she'll be part of the Dems who try to kill it.

So, there's my soapbox post for the week. (and rally 'round Fred Thompson for President '08!)

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