Abortion Bills Effectively Decriminalize Death by Neglect

(Alliance Defending Freedom) As we await the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, states across the country are pushing legislation to prepare for a potentially post-Roe world. While some states have passed legislation that protects mothers and babies alike, other states have moved in the wrong direction.

Here’s an example from Maryland’s Senate Bill 669, which was introduced but did not pass in the legislative session:

“This section may not be construed to authorize any form of investigation or penalty for a person … experiencing a miscarriage, perinatal death related to a failure to act, or stillbirth.”

One of those is not like the others.

Miscarriage and stillbirth are tragic pregnancy outcomes, and no woman should be made to feel at fault or penalized after experiencing such a painful loss.

But what is “perinatal death related to a failure to act”? And what does “perinatal” even mean?

Those are great questions, and questions that SB 669 failed to answer. Without a definition of “perinatal” in the Maryland bill itself, we are forced to turn to alternate sources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define “perinatal death” as “[i]nfant deaths under age 7 days and fetal deaths at 28 completed weeks of gestation or more.”

Under this definition, not only could a baby born alive after an abortion attempt be left to die, but if a baby dies as a result of any neglect up to a week after birth, the person(s) responsible might not be held accountable.

5 Lies Abortion Supporters Spread About Overturning Roe

(The Federalist) The pro-abortion machine has been working overtime to churn out lies about preborn babies and laws designed to protect them. Just Wednesday, after a bipartisan majority in the U.S. Senate defeated the legislature’s most radical abortion bill in history, pro-aborts on Capitol Hill and in the corporate media were declaring that “Republicans” (in fact a bipartisan majority that included Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin) had used the “filibuster” (rather than a simple 51-49 vote) to defeat the bill.

The lying started more than 50 years ago with Norma McCorvey of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. McCorvey later admitted “she had fabricated her account of being raped by three men and a woman in 1969 because she had hoped to circumvent a 100-year-old Texas law that banned abortions except when the woman’s life was in danger,” as The New York Times reported.

Here are five of many more Roe lies to be aware of, along with ways to counter them.

Abortion And The Doubled Minded "Christian Left"

(Faith & Freedom) Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, the new president of Sojourners and successor to founder Rev. Jim Wallis, is explaining this week how the apparent decision the Supreme Court has made regarding Roe v Wade is "deeply flawed and alarming" because "As a Christian, I believe we must protect the rights of women and pregnant people to make their own reproductive health decisions."

Double-minded.

F. LaGard Smith, a retired law professor from Pepperdine University, author, and an old friend asks, "How can it be that, if a mother wants her baby, then it is a person, and the law will protect it against the world; but if a mother doesn’t want the baby, then it’s not a person, and the mother can do with it as she pleases?"

A confused public.

A Rasmussen Survey published yesterday reflects the confusion in our culture over "a woman's right to choose."

In The Face Of Church Attacks, A Bold Stand For Truth Emerges

(Family Research Council) As the list of vandalized churches and pro-life organizations continues to grow due to pro-abortion extremist attacks in the wake of the leaked Dobbs Supreme Court decision, the silence from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is becoming increasingly deafening.

..."[W]hat Americans expect ... out of a Department of Justice is that it's really supposed to be the place we go to that's not biased," he said. "There's equal application of the law. We remember all the statues and paintings of 'Justice' having the blindfold and the scales that we're trying to hold. ... [T]hat's the essence of what it means to live under the rule of law. And we're seeing that perverted in a very real way in our country right now and with this government. ... [T]he American people are beginning to realize that there's two sets of justice in our country right now."

Even so, wherever there is persecution, there is also great opportunity. As FRC President Tony Perkins observed, pastors like Father Peter Harris of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas are only being emboldened in the face of attacks. "This won't stop us; it propels us to continue to be witnesses for Christ in the world," Father Harris said. Perkins echoed his sentiments. "I think that is how we have to say, '[L]ook, if they want to target us for our believing that every human being is sacred because they're created in the image of God, then all right, so be it. But we're not going to go away. We're not going to go silent."

Counselor Who Organized Drag Show Arrested For Sex With Minor

(Townhall) [...]Teachers have taken on a God-like complex, voicing their opinions on TikTok, which are unhinged, to say the least. They believe parents don't have rights in the school. Oh, and they don't care about their concerns. Remember, they believe they're right, so they can do whatever they want.

That's not how this works.

Education now is soaked in woke nonsense. Teachers want to make all the students either gay or trans. We have Black Lives Matter propaganda all over the place. It's not popular. The only thing that came out of Disney and Florida's so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill is that the company lost tens of billions trying to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The reality is that the bill, which never mentions the word "gay," is popular. Yes, teachers shouldn't be talking about gender identity and other sexually explicit material. They are the folks LEAST qualified to have such discussions.

Now, we have some counselor in Arizona who organized a drag show at her school being busted for having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Target's Aisle Of Denial

(Family Research Council) No parent ever thinks it will happen to them. One day, they wake up and their son or daughter is just gone -- lost to a world they never saw coming. Some parents have said it's like living in a horror film or screaming through a nightmare they can't wake up from. Years later, when their children come to regret it -- the cut and scarred bodies, the unfamiliar faces, the knowledge they can't have babies of their own -- they'll wonder about the strangers who sold them these lies. The people in corporate board rooms, behind movie cameras, or stocking shelves who told them the way to get noticed and valued was to be someone else. The soulless companies like Target, who don't care if your son or daughter is next.

"It's in the schools. It's online. It's in cartoons and media. It's in the medical system." Dads like Brenton Netz try to tick off all of the places parents should be on guard for transgender indoctrination. In the end, he settles for: "It's everywhere." Target stores seem intent on proving his point, filling its racks with one invitation after another for young people to reject the bodies God gave them -- chest binders to strap down breasts, compression underwear for boys, or "packing underwear" with a bulge for girls. There are t-shirts with pronouns, baby onesies with "My First Pride," and toddler tie-dyes that declare "Trans Rights Are Human Rights."

Supply Chain Disruptions Are The Logical Result Of Lockdowns

(The Federalist) In Joe Biden’s painful and inaccurate speech about inflation on Tuesday, he finally shifted from blaming racism for everything to blaming Covid for everything to now blaming “the supply chain” and “Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine” (that Biden baited Putin into) for everything.

These “supply chain disruptions,” as everyone is painfully aware, are doing everything from starving babies to shooting up the price of everything, as Wednesday’s 8.3 percent annual inflation number affirmed again. They are also not random, and they’re not a virus’s fault. They’re the direct and foreseeable consequence of ill-advised global lockdowns that nearly all of our nation’s political leaders refused to take into account when they and corporate media colluded to gaslight the world into accepting them.

Our historic “supply chain problems” are not the result of happenstance. They are the result of cowardly, ignorant, and just plain malevolent leadership throughout the entire Covid era.

Aborting Babies Doesn’t Help Poor Women Escape Poverty

(Life News) My mom raised my brother and me on her own, struggling to make ends meet. She worked 16 hours a day three days a week, and eight hours a day two days a week, just to keep food on the table and the lights on.

She was a nurse’s aide, changing bedpans and rolling patients. She did this work because she wanted to teach my brother and me a lesson that there is dignity in all work and dignity in all life.

I thought of my mother — of all Black mothers like her — during an appearance last week by Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, when Yellen was asked how a ban on abortion might affect the American economy.

“I believe that eliminating the right of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy,” Yellen said.

She went on to say how abortion affects “particularly low-income and often Black” mothers and how a lack of access to abortion “deprives them of the ability often to continue their education to later participate in the workforce.”

These Dozen Disney Plus Alternatives Offer Families Options

(The Federalist) On Wednesday, Disney announced it added only 1.5 million domestic subscribers this spring to its flagship streaming service, with anticipated higher costs in the year ahead. The company’s market value quickly dipped to a two-year low.

Such weak results seem to confirm the power of a movement among conservative parents to “cancel Disney” after surreptitiously recorded remarks by Disney creative executives about their “not-so-secret gay agenda” spread online. Relaying what he has heard from Christian families about those comments, Erick Goss, head of faith-based streamer Minno, called it “a real breach of trust” in a statement.

Adam Holz, director of Focus on the Family’s Plugged In, which provides parental reviews of popular entertainment, said Disney’s embrace of a “progressive agenda” has made some families willing to sacrifice Marvel, Star Wars, and even Disney classics. “We’ve heard from many people who are ready to cut the Mouse House cord, even though it’s still home to some really big franchises,” stated Holz via email. “I say bravo to that.”

March For Life Was Much Bigger Than Pro-Abortion Protest

(Life News) On January 21st, 2022, Katie Shaw stepped up to the podium at the National March for Life and faced a crowd of over 100,000 people.

Katie smiled at the massive rally cheering wildly in front of her. Peering over the podium through thin-rimmed glasses, she appeared just like any other ordinary young woman – and she was. But Katie has Down syndrome. According to pro-abortion people around the world, that meant that her life was not worth living.

As a woman with Down syndrome in America, Katie’s invitation to speak to such a massive crowd was uncommon. In many countries, especially Iceland or Denmark where over 98 percent of babies who have Down syndrome are aborted, Katie might not have been alive to give her speech at all.

Yet the crowd went wild when Katie spoke up in defense of life and demanded equality for those in the womb.

“I am proud to be here to march to show the world that people, with a disability or not, need to have a chance to show the world God’s plan for them.” She said, “My parents never thought about aborting me. They worked and planned with the doctors to help me have my wonderful life.”

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