The Ohio Health and Aging Committee voted for HB 298, the bill to partially defund Planned Parenthood, this week. I would be so glad if this bill ends up being passed in the Ohio General Assembly. It would mean a great deal about our culture. For one thing, it would mean that the state government is properly representing Ohio’s pro-life culture, and for another, it would mean that legislators are doing something to stabilize and spread that culture by defunding organizations that kill and supporting those that give life. Perhaps the next generation won’t have to grow up with the misguided assumption that the only way to help women is to accept that some lives be sacrificed along the way.
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In the pro-life effort to defund Planned Parenthood, the Americans United for Life Legal Team is highlighting information about the organization that it deems grounds for investigation. One recent article that they produced illustrates our country’s radical abortion policy: the U.S. is one of four nations to ok late-term abortions for any reason.
Just this week, The New York Post reported that NYC schools will now be distributing Plan B to high school girls without parental consent. As the National Association of School Nurses could cite no other school district supplying their girls with Plan B, Post reported that this very well might be a nationwide first.
Over time, I have become more and more aware that politicians from both sides of the aisle try desperately to appeal to the American people’s overwhelming preference for limited government. This is the preference to which pro-abortionists try to appeal. It lies behind their insistence on the label “pro-choice” and their most recent frustration with a federal appeals court decision last week.
Governments are instituted among men because the natural law can be and is violated. The government’s role is to protect those rights. Not to manipulate or create others. We already see how the right to life is literally mutilated by the pro-abortionists. But with the manipulation of the term “reproductive rights” we see the creation of rights that the government was not instituted to protect. And with that creation, we see a contradiction between these new rights and our traditional and harmonious, inalienable ones.