Senator Ben Cardin
129 East Main Street, Suite 115
Salisbury, Md. 21803
July 18, 2013
Majority Leader Reid has signaled that he may be receptive to allowing a Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. As a pro-life advocate I support this legislation. Although I support the Right to life for all unborn children, I know that this fight will not be easy and will not be won quickly or without setbacks.
Sir, like you, I’m a parent and grandparent. I treasure my children and grandchildren. My 2 year old grandson is the joy of my life and we are anxiously awaiting the birth of his little brother in September. I believe that my unborn grandson is just as much alive and human as you, me, and the rest of our family members. I also believe that it is unconscionable that my daughter could walk into any abortion clinic in Maryland tomorrow and have my unborn, yet alive, grandson killed as a simple matter of convenience.
Senator, the preferred method of abortion for children 20 weeks old and older is dilation and evacuation. This procedure is performed by literally ripping the unborn, pain-capable child apart, limb by limb. Sir, I can’t imagine the indescribable agony and suffering these children endure as they are killed in this manner. I also can’t imagine a civilized society allowing this procedure to be performed one more time.
I can think of no higher calling in life than the honor of protecting the most vulnerable among us; our unborn and newly born children. I don’t know where you stand on abortion and I really don’t care. What I care about is saving lives and insuring that every unborn child has the opportunity to experience the same Right to life that you and I were granted.
Senator Cardin, an incontrovertible fact is that 100% of the politicians opposed to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act were allowed to be born. Wherever you stand on abortion, allowing pain-capable children to be slaughtered at the hands of an abortionist cannot be justified.
I therefore respectfully request that you speak out in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and vote for its passage in the Senate. Our children and grandchildren deserve no less.