Nothing polarizes americans more than reproductive health and nothing energizes the christian get-out-0ut-the-vote effort more than abortion does. But the simplistic view that a pro-life president is what is needed to prevent more abortions is misguided and wrong.
Chariman Mao was pro-life but one leader later until now forced abortions have been a normal part of life in China. How did the government’s position get reversed so quickly? How can we prevent forced abortions from becoming a reality in the USA ?
No self-respecting bible believing Christian can possibly defend the murder of unborn children as moral or wise or altruistic. That is not even the point of the debate among Christians and political leaders.
The debate over abortion comes down to the question of WHO should set and enforce the laws, the states or the feds.
In China the central government gets to decide the reproductive health laws and enforce them.
- Chairman Mao saw a booming population as healthy, so government encouraged reproduction. For all of his murdering while coming to power, on reproductive issues, he was basically pro-life. The more people he could preside over the better.
- His successor Deng Xiaopong had a different take. For him overpopulation was a problem. Since the precedent of government authority to set laws on reproductive issues was established, he simply had to change the rules to discouraging reproduction and to force abortions where it deemed appropriate to him.
The ultimate result of government being impowered to decide on reproductive health issues was that as recently as 2009, 35,000 FORCED abortions were performed in China every day.
Are you certain you want the US federal government making reproductive health decisions?
Why do so many Christians assume that a certain liberty minded pro-life presidential candidate has it wrong when he says the decision should remain with the states as per the rule of law outlined in the tenth amendment?
Think it through…
Man is sinful and should not be trusted with unrestricted power over the lives of others.
If you want to prevent forced abortions from becoming a reality in the USA, then don’t just support candidates that speak with an anti-abortion rhetoric, Chairman Mao did that.
If you want to prevent forced abortions then support candidates that understand the tenth amendment and the separation of powers which keeps the federal government strictly limited in its activities.
“We’re not supposed to nationalize these problems. The founders were very clear that problems like this, if there needs to be legislation of sorts, the state has the right to write the legislation that they so choose.
“To summarize my views–I believe the federal government has a role to play,” said Paul. “I believe Roe v. Wade should be repealed. I believe federal law should declare that life begins at conception. And I believe states should regulate the enforcement of this law, as they do other laws against violence.”
“I don’t see the value in setting up a federal police force on this issue any more than I do on other issues,” Paul said. “The Fourteenth Amendment was never intended to cancel out the Tenth Amendment. This means that I can’t agree that the Fourteenth Amendment has a role to play here, or otherwise we would end up with a ‘Federal Department of Abortion.’ Does anyone believe that will help life? We should allow our republican system of government to function as our Founders designed it to: protect rights at the federal level, enforce laws against violence at the state level.
“I will use my constitutional authority as President to stop the enforcement of all regulations relating to ObamaCare, including the new HHS regulations forcing all employers, even religious or church-affiliated ones, to provide coverage for contraceptives and RU-486 as part of their health insurance plans,” said Paul.