Peter Morrison Report Pro-Life - Pro Ron PaulSubmitted by USAKAY on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 17:43
Good article on Dr. Paul
An Infamous Anniversary
For those who have been reading this report since its inception, you've had the chance to read about a number of heinous acts our government has committed, and about the terrible condition the leaders of our country - both Democrat and Republican - have put the great state of Texas and the United States in.
Primarily this report has hit on conservative issues of great import at this moment: immigration, national sovereignty and the future of the Republican Party.
I'd like to take a moment to pull away from these issues and touch on something that is near and dear to me. On Jan. 22nd, my wife had an ultrasound and we found out we would be having our third daughter. Perhaps she knew we were looking in at her, because she gave us the cutest ultrasound thumbs-up to let us know she was doing great (see the picture here:
http://www.petermorrisonreport.com/thumbsup.gif)! In addition to her older brother and two older sisters, she gives us four children four years old and younger in our home. Needless to say, there isn't a dull moment around the house.
There is no greater joy in the world then holding your newborn child for the first time. Being able to look them in their eyes and realize that is a part of you looking back makes all these issues we talk about here seem, for a moment, trivial.
Having a family, loving them and raising children instilled with traditional values helps give me the strength to combat the evils that confront our state and nation. Knowing that the battles we wage now will affect my children's future - and grandchildren's - and that they will reap the rewards of our generation finally winning the so-called "culture wars" puts a smile on face.
However, one issue that seems to be absent in the 2008 Presidential race is abortion, as we pass yet another anniversary of the abomination perpetrated by the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, the same day my wife and I went in to have the ultrasound to find out that we were going to have our third girl, the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade was being celebrated by Pro-Choice advocates around this country. January 22, 2008 is a date my wife and I will remember, for we found out that we would welcome another girl into our house, to love and to raise.
Everyday after January 22, 1973, the same can not be said for tens of millions of unborn boys and girls. They never had the chance to be loved and to be raised strong and proud.
For on that day in 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that most of the laws in the United States regarding abortion violated the constitutional right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. Any state or federal law outlawing or that worked to restrict abortions were declared null and void.
The court decided in rather infamous language that abortions were legal for any reason a woman decides.
For all of you reading this who are parents, remember the moments when they were young and recall the affection they showed for you in just the slightest glance. Now think of all the mothers and fathers who never felt that joy, thanks to the abortion on demand that our Supreme Court has allowed to transpire since 1973.
In nine months, we will elect a new man (yes, I know Hillary Clinton is in the running) to the position of leader of the free world. The Republican's have pontificated on a variety of issues; the war on terror, the sagging economy, national security, immigration (thanks to people like you reading this report), and even religion.
However, the issue of abortion has scarcely been raised and the silence of tens of millions of voices that have never been heard and will never be heard thanks to Roe v. Wade is deafening, sickening and a travesty.
In the midst of all of the other issues, we are living during a holocaust that has murdered 50 million babies. The saddest part is that it is still ongoing, with a murder rate of over 1 million additional babies each year; over 3,000 per day (which is more than died on 9/11). Imagine the tragedy and loss of innocent life from
9/11 occurring every single day!
Imagine if you had never heard the voice of your first born, never had the memory of watching them ride their first bicycle and never heard them call you "dad" or "mom". Tens of millions of babies never had that chance either, to say their first word or fall off their first bike, thanks to Roe v. Wade.
We must invest our time and effort into ensuring that this decision never sees another anniversary, much less another 35 year anniversary, and that instead the folly of our past "leaders" is overturned. Let January 22nd be a day of mourning, for the millions who never have the chance to grow old and accomplish great things in life. Let it serve as a reminder that we must never go down the road of death again.
We must work to elect individuals who are committed to a pro-life platform and who will assiduously work to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Rudy Giuliani has been discussed in a previous column, and I quote from him here, where he said that he so strongly favored abortion, "I'd give my daughter the money for it [an abortion]."
"I never called for the overturning of Roe vs. Wade." Rudy Giuliani, New York, Newsday, September 1, 1989
Thankfully, Rudy was just dealt a fatal blow in Florida that will sink his presidential campaign and aspirations to run this country.
Mitt Romney is pro-life, albeit with a caveat. He told The Boston Globe in 2005 that:
"I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view. But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate."
Of course, this is the same Romney who supported abortion in the 1990's.
John McCain said in 1999 that he would not support the repeal of Roe v. Wade, however he has had a change of heart this election cycle, saying that it should be overturned. This oscillation on such an important issue for mere votes is sickening. McCain also voted to confirm both Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, two of the most liberal pro-abortion justices on the Supreme Court.
Mike Huckabee, who has been written about here in this report many times, is very pro-life. He said recently:
"The sanctity of life wasn't a big issue until abortions became incredibly more prolific in the later '70s. That's when it became a major, profitable industry. There was literally just this avalanche of abortion mills that sprang up. And it was no longer this rare procedure that was occasionally and rarely used: The Yellow Pages were filled with ads for people pushing abortion like it was a tonsillectomy."
Now Huckabee is a man who will say almost anything, but in this case I think he's being forthright. Unlike his flip-flops on immigration, the record implies that he believes what he says.
And the final man in the running is Ron Paul, who is pro-life, and an "unshakable foe of abortion." He believes life begins at conception and has worked diligently to introduce pro-life legislation into Congress.
Paul is also the only candidate who has actively worked to deny jurisdiction to the federal courts over abortion. Unlike a constitutional amendment, Paul's proposal requires only a majority vote, but many "conservatives" say that such a solution is too extreme, that it would invite anarchy to start rolling back the jurisdiction of the omnipotent and unaccountable federal courts.
If Paul's proposal is considered extreme, then I say extremism in defense of innocent life is no vice.
They're a variety of issues that garner attention from conservatives, but nothing is more important then protecting the unborn, for like Paul said, life does begin at conception. We must work to end the war on the unborn that has been waged for 35 years.
We must strive to only elect individuals who understand the importance of this issue and who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade, and ensure that this legal decision is repealed. Abortion has claimed the lives of tens of millions in this nation and that fact should leave you numb.
It does me.
These abortions aren't just statistics; they represent 50 million Americans that (except for a few that were "accidentally" taken out alive, crying and breathing before being put in a bucket to die) that have never drawn breath. The potential future failure of social security, our aging workforce, the cry for immigrant workers, are all products of the murder of 50 million young Americans, most of whom would already be in the workforce and productive members of society. Yet, instead of becoming our craftsmen, teachers, engineers, and scientists, they were snuffed out before they born. So much of our country's future that would have been, will never be, because of what nine judges in their hallowed court in Washington D.C. tried and decreed exactly 35 years ago. While our politicians mortgage our country's future, abortion on demand is murdering our country's future.
My wife and I are the proud parents of four children. I eagerly anticipate the day that I see my third baby girl for the first time. How many millions of more children will be killed, before we finally end this war on the unborn?
This issue must take front and center and only you can help ensure that it does.