Why does Oregon Right to Life exist? Our new motto says it all.
Because everyone deserves an advocate.
In America, every citizen is entitled to an advocate. The most vile serial killer gets a public defender. The law insists he is innocent until PROVEN guilty by a jury of his peers. Our system doesn’t work perfectly, but it does exist to protect each of one of us. Your rights as an American are upheld by our laws. But there is a group of people in our country with no legal advocate. They have no individual, personal right to life. Their life or death is legally decided solely and arbitrarily by another person.
They are the preborn.
Abortion rights advocates want to paint this as a religious issue because then it’s easier to dismiss in this cultural climate. But our strongest arguments have nothing to do with religion. They come from reason, they come from science, they come from the laws of our own country.The current state of abortion laws in the United States of America is contrary to what its majority want. 72% of Americans say abortion should be illegal after the first 3 months of pregnancy. 86% say abortion should be illegal after 6 months.
Is that because they are religious? No. That’s because a majority of Americans, looking at the facts HONESTLY, can see past the religion of militant feminism.
Science is on our side. At about 22 days after conception the child’s heart begins to circulate his own blood, unique to that of his mother’s. Electrical brain activity can be detected at six or seven weeks. By ten weeks the child can make bodily movements. Unborn babies at 20 weeks development actually feel pain more intensely than adults. When surgeons perform surgeries on babies in their mother’s wombs, they give the baby anesthesia. Why? Why does one baby get anesthesia and life-saving prenatal surgery, and another baby gets torn apart, her body parts removed one by one from her mother’s body, without any relief from the pain? If you think I’m exaggerating, just look up Abortion Procedures: Unveiling the Choice on Youtube and spend 4 minutes of your life to understand what is actually done in an abortion procedure. And then share that video!
If you were born after 1973, the only reason YOU did not experience this legal but brutal death is because your mother decided you should live. You had no personal right to life, under our laws. You had no right to anesthesia before undergoing medievally barbaric surgical or chemical death. If your mother had decided to end your life in this way, there would have been no legal advocate to stop her. This is scientifically and ethically unconscionable.
Reason is on our side. Rather than requiring equal responsibility of men and women for the children they conceive—feminists of the sixties and seventies said, “Let’s make it so neither men nor women have to be responsible. Let’s make the baby pay.” They said women need abortion in order to be free, equal adults. Today, in the United States of America, a woman’s will alone is the deciding factor in whether her child lives or dies.
Common sense is on our side. We cannot allow the will of one person, particularly a person who may be under duress, to be the deciding factor in the life or death of another innocent person.
What does it say about our society when half our citizens believe their adult autonomy relies on their “right” to end the life of another?
A very prosperous even affluent society can be built on the blood of the defenseless. Look at Rome. Look at colonialism. Look at 1940s prewar Germany. One more powerful group builds its success on the suffering and death of another. That injustice MUST be opposed! In every society built on blood, there must be dissenters.
This moral necessity is so compelling that the Hunger Games franchise has made almost 3 billion dollars worldwide as young people are captivated by the idea of a sacrificial hero taking a stand against a powerful, wealthy society built on blood. Katniss, the heroine of the Hunger Games, is popular because she is an advocate. There must be the BRAVE, heroic advocate speaking for the powerless. We are that advocate, for our innocent, preborn citizens, whose lives and bodies are sacrificed so others can live as they want.
Join us this year, as we seek to educate, to inform and to empower our nation to turn towards repentance, towards science, towards reason, towards justice and human rights FOR ALL Americans.
Author bio – Harmony Daws