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1 seat away from victory
Posted By Janet Porter On 06/26/2007 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
While pro-lifers bicker about whether the partial-birth abortion ban was strong enough, let me settle the debate: It wasn’t. Will it protect many children? It won’t. Was it worth doing? Without a better alternative on the table, it was.
I could join in the criticism because I don’t think, to use Justice’s Kennedy’s words, “ripping apart” children is any better than sucking out their brains when they’re halfway born. As the person who passed the first ban on partial-birth abortion, let me say, if there would have been an opportunity to restore full protection to these kids, I would have taken it. But with no one courageous enough to utter the word “impeachment” or defy the bench-sitting, self-declared “legislators,” who think their black robes grant them sovereignty, we are bound by their tyrannical rule.
But here’s the good news: We are now exactly one seat away from reversing this horrific injustice. To put it in football terms, we’re in the Super Bowl for the future of our country, and it’s “fourth and goal.” Sure, we can all find fault with the previous plays. We can talk about the scoreboard, the un-level playing field and the unfair referees – not to mention the media coverage of the game. But (according to the exit polls), with two-thirds of evangelical Christians sitting on the sidelines in the last presidential election, we, the “values voters,” were still the largest voting bloc in America. We’ve been playing the game with only one-third of our team – imagine what would happen if each of us brought two bench-sitters with us to vote for a godly pro-life leader in the primaries and general election? Here’s what would happen: We’d win.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said, “I think [Roe v. Wade] in the short term will be dismantled.” She’s right. Take a look at the other ways Roe is on the brink of collapse.
The partial-birth abortion ban exposed the horrific nature of abortion and those who support it. Mark Crutcher filmed the reaction of the abortion supporters at the National Abortion Federation meeting – and when they finished watching the video of a defenseless child having her brains sucked out, they all … clapped. Just like Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama (and every other Democratic presidential candidate), Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney (until a year and a half ago) who all supported the barbaric procedure. If this decision does nothing more than disqualify these people from office so we can get behind the one who will appoint the judge we’ve been waiting for, it will have been worth it.
If you don’t like what the pro-life movement has done so far, here’s and idea: Do something different! Here’s a few other ideas off the top of my head:
“The Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.”
This means that Congress can “make exceptions” to the kinds of cases that even the Supreme Court can hear. OK, how about this? We pass a child protection bill in Congress while yanking from the Supreme Court the ability to rule on abortion cases (Article 1, Section 2). If Tom Daschle withdrew jurisdiction from the federal judges over brush fires in South Dakota, maybe we can use it for something a bit more important. Let’s attach automatic impeachment hearings should a judge illegally interfere. It would only take a majority vote.
If one brutal method can be made illegal, let’s outlaw the rest!
We are within arm’s reach of victory. Fourth and goal … one seat from success. This is the last moment when we should be bickering. This is the very last time when we should give up. Get your fellow-pro-lifers off the bench, because we’re about to win our country back.
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