From the Desk of Laura Bunker:
Even though threats to religious liberty surface almost daily, the media and popular culture continue their incessant efforts to promote same-sex behavior and marriage, and abortion is still the law of the land, there is much reason for hope.
Here are some of the good things that are occurring on the “family-front” around the world:
• Australia recently elected a pro-family/pro-life Prime Minister. Tony Abbott was elected in what many are calling a “landslide victory.” His election has shocked the liberal establishment of Australia, clearly showing that the vast majority of individuals do not support same-sex marriage and abortion upon demand. Mr. Abbott is a former Catholic seminarian who once observed: “I’m not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment.” You can read more on his victory here and here.
• Citizens are increasing aware of and continuing to stand up to the passage of the dangerous laws on “non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.” Their efforts are inspiring and should motivate all to step up and get involved. Learn about one group of citizens here.
• Abortion clinics are closing in record numbers. Bloomberg reports that since 2011, 58 abortion clinics have closed in the U.S. That’s almost one in 10. We can only imagine how many unborn lives have been saved.
• Pro-life legislators are being elected and once elected they are effective! The pro-abortion ACLU bemoans the fact that 300 abortion-restrictive laws have been introduced by state legislators this year alone. Many of the pro-life laws have been tied up in court challenges, but the trend line is clear – abortion is increasingly being viewed as an assault on life, an assault that must be curtailed.
With that in mind, we share with you today two articles: one written by Melissa Anderson, UFI’s expert on life issues, and one written by two young adult pro-family advocates. Take a minute to read their excellent thoughts and then share them with others. All of the “good news” that you have read above are a result of people understanding an issue and getting involved. We encourage you to do the same!
Always faithful in our efforts to preserve the family,
President, United Families International
Abortion Advocates: “Pile on the Laws!”
“The care of human life and not its destruction … is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson
By Melissa Anderson
We are all the government. We are a government formed to legislate the collective moral consciousness into laws to govern the whole. By the People, For the People. Our opinions are not only relevant, they are required. Our moral voices are not only relevant, they are required. This is especially true when a small faction with loud voices demand government support of and funding for abortion and tell the People to back away.
Pro-abortion advocates ask for the government (that’s us) to allow their abortions. They ask for the government (that’s us) to pass laws to fund their abortions. They ask for the government (that’s us) to pass laws to give federal monies to abortion providers. Then pro-abortion activists have the audacity to say that our opinions don’t matter, our morals are irrelevant and our consciences unnecessary. They ask, beg, for the government to make laws, legislate, fund, approve, then they have the gall to say “keep your laws off my body.”
When people say “keep your laws off my body,” what they really mean is “pile on the laws.”
– Minors cannot consent to dental work. Keep your laws off my body? No. Legislate that in this area and this area only, the minor who could not consent to having her teeth cleaned can now consent to a surgical procedure. “Pile the laws onto my body.”
– The First Amendment protects speech and the free exercise of religion. It is broad in meaning and in scope. Keep your laws off my body? No. Instead, legislate that people cannot practice their right to free speech with a certain distance from an abortion clinic. A pure Constitutional right, political speech, has been whittled away in the making of laws to protect abortion. “Pile the laws onto my body.”
– Surgical procedures must be performed in hospitals. Except for abortion. This surgical procedure is performed in a non-hospital clinic. Pile on the laws, because only the law allows women to enter a clinic, usually without an actual doctor, and have a surgery performed.
Abortion laws do not create new freedoms in the law. They restrict the freedom of others already attained. Abortion NEEDS the protection of our laws to survive. Think about it: What other “purely medical procedure” as they call it needs the legislation that abortion businesses need? Not a single one.
Abortion enjoys liberties because a small faction of The People have bought into the fallacies of the Abortion movement while the majority have been told that our voices don’t matter, our religion is unwanted and our morality, unjustified. But in the end, We are the People. We have no obligation to legislate, fund, agree to, or ignore anything that requires the protection of the laws to continue.
Like slavery, abortion will exist for only so long as We the People are afraid to legislate our own morality, and for only so long as we agree to “pile on the laws.
Melissa Anderson is a lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. She is the mother of seven crazily adorable children and an author of children’s books. In her spare time, Melissa volunteers extensively with Court Appointed Special Advocates educating the community on issues related to child abuse and neglect. Read more about Melissa:
Abortion and Cohabitation: A Shift in Our Focus
By Tashica Jacobson and Tawny Tanner
What does has the massive increase in people “living together” mean to unborn children? Young adult family advocates tell us what contemporary culture, individualism, and the entitlement mentality mean to the future of our society. Read more here.