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Sunday, March 24, 2013

North Dakota Takes Abortion Into Hands of State Sovereignty, Defines Life As Starting At Conception

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. - Psalms 139:13

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Christians have long supported that life begins at conception, using verses such as Psalms 139:13 as their evidence.  Abortion is the taking of human life, according to believers, for the Bible shows that life begins at conception.  The Bible says that the prophet Jeremiah and the apostle Paul were called by God before they were born, and John the Baptist leaped in his mother's womb when the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus, was near.

Those that agree with this line of thinking also point out that the journey through the progression of development begins at conception, and continues through one's life, through childhood, adulthood, and ultimately to death.

In Leviticus 20:2, God warned Israel not to offer the blood sacrifice of babies to the heathen god Molech, where children were placed in the glowing arms of the idol, and lighted immediately into flames.  Yet, in today's society, we have legalized the offering of innocent blood as a sacrifice to sensuality and convenience, the same attributes given to the heathen god Molech.

The practice of abortion should be unthinkable to a moral and just society.  When Israel was forced to kill their newborn babies in Egypt as explained in Exodus 1:15-22, the practice was considered the height of cruel oppression.  The thought of killing one's own children should be thought as being against nature, and the natural the very instincts of motherhood.  Women have always yearned to have children.  A baby has always been considered a blessing, and a gift from God.  In the Old Testament women prayed not to be barren.  How could a woman with motherly instincts turn against her own children and destroy them?

Abortion is the height of immoral barbarity.

When a Texas law outlawed abortion, a lawsuit that came to be known as Roe v. Wade unconstitutionally struck down the State law, opening up the floodgates for abortion throughout the United States.  The federal government has proclaimed that the Supreme Court's decision superseded any State laws to the contrary, and the States cowered under the false claim of federal supremacy.

States have begun to take alternate routes to outlaw abortion within their borders.

North Dakota, a State often dismissed as a small, rural place somewhere up where it snows a lot, is now trying to enact the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation.  The legislation proclaims that life begins at conception, affording to the unborn equal protection under the law.

The opposition falsely calls the legislation unconstitutional.

The new measure is one of many pro-life measures to pass the Legislature, most of which are waiting for the signature of Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

One bill, if signed into law, would prohibit abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Another would make North Dakota the only state to prohibit women from having the procedure because a fetus has a genetic defect, such as Down Syndrome.

Other States, in the last few years, have tried to pass similar legislation, and have failed, but it looks like these measures in North Dakota will pass.

The expectation, once these measures are signed into law, is an onslaught of court cases by the opposition.  Since the federal government has no express authority granted in the Constitution regarding abortion, or any other health care issues for that matter, the federal courts, if they were to act in accordance with the Constitution, would need to refuse to take the cases, proclaiming abortion to be a State issue.  You and I, however, know that the oppressive court system will do nothing of the sort.

The expensive court fight does not worry North Dakota's State legislature, since record production of oil has thrust the State of North Dakota to the level of being the second largest oil producer in the U.S., only behind Texas.  North Dakota boasts a nearly $2 billion state budget surplus and has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.

Abortion foes acknowledge they want to shut down North Dakota's only abortion clinic, which is in Fargo, the state's largest city. They also hope to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Jordan Goldberg, state advocacy counsel for the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, claims that none of the bills originated in North Dakota. "All the bills came from out of state, every single one of them," Goldberg said.

He offers no valid argument regarding why the slaughter of innocent blood should remain legal in the State of North Dakota.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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