Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill requires that abortionists provide appropriate medical care to babies who survive late-term abortions. The law includes a punishment for abortionists who either allow the newborn infants to die or directly kill them.
Stop to think about this for a moment. It is a sickening human tragedy that this type of law would even need to be passed.
But what I have to share gets worse …
The legislation doesn’t ban abortion but simply requires that babies who survive abortions be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born at the same gestational age.
Only a ruthless barbarian would oppose such legislation. Tragically, Capitol Hill is crawling with them.
The bill passed by a near-total partisan vote. All the Republicans supported the bill except for three who didn’t vote, and all Democrats opposed the bill except for one lone member who backed the legislation.
Two Democrats stand out in their opposition to protecting newborn infants.
Rep. Hillary Scholten, a Democrat from Michigan described herself as a “pro-choice Christian” and said she looked to scripture to guide her. Scholten specifically cited Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” These were the words of God to Jeremiah and they apply to each and every person in the womb. God is saying each of us is so precious to him that he knew us and already had plans for our lives.
Scholten grossly twists scripture to serve her own perverse political agenda. Instead of holding the lives of babies sacred, she calls the intentional killing of them both “sacred and personal.” Yes, she actually said that.
A person who claims to be Christian, understands the violent inhumanity of abortion, yet supports killing the babies is on extremely thin ice. A discerning Christian can hear the ice cracking beneath her feet. Christianity is not compatible with abortion.
Rep. Scholten’s pastor should have a sit-down conversation regarding the tenuous situation of her salvation.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, a Democrat from New York said that giving medical care to babies who survive late-term abortions “endangers some infants by stating that that infant must immediately be brought to the hospital.” He added that this requirement could “maybe endanger the life of an infant in certain circumstances.”
Nadler’s statement is absurd on its face!
He is saying don’t provide the newborn with medical care because the baby may die, so let’s allow the abortionist to kill the child by withholding life-saving treatment or directly taking the baby’s life.
It’s not likely that we can correct Nadler’s unexplained ignorance, but we can and should call out House Members who are on record supporting infanticide.
If they do this in the name of Christianity, we must stand up for both life and the faith.
Sixty-four members in the U.S. House of Representatives identify as Catholics but opposed this humanitarian law, apparently without disciplinary action from their church.
Opposing this legislation is a heinous and monstrous act, and it is a scandal if pastors from any denomination fail to address this grave error in their faith.
President, Life Issues Institute
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