For 2 years now, Congress has been toying with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and all they have accomplished is, well…….nothing. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban dismemberment abortions, or more plainly stated, ripping a 5 month old unborn baby apart in order to kill it, with the baby able to feel the pain of every rip and tear as it is killed.
You would think that in a country founded primarily on every human beings’ inherent right to life, bills such as this would not be necessary. A reasonable person could also conclude that in a country like America it would never be legal to kill over 1 million unborn children every year. I only wish that all my fellow Americans could be haunted by the visions of the bloody dead bodies of innocent children being ripped from their mothers’ wombs, as I am, every hour of every day. Maybe then, we would realize, as a society, that funding evil organizations like Planned Parenthood and allowing thousands of innocent babies to be killed every day is contrary to the principles we were founded upon, and flies in the face of civilized human behavior.
Why are we debating whether pain-capable babies should be protected from agonizing deaths when our focus should be on protecting every unborn child at every stage of development? If we fail to stop the elective killing of any unborn child instead of debating the merits of not killing them only if they can feel it, we are lost. When we find ourselves arguing over whether we hurt a child while killing it, we miss the point. If we simply stop killing unborn children, the timing of when and how they can be killed is rendered mute.
In a perfect world we would not have to pass laws to prevent the killing of unborn children, but until we change enough hearts and minds, we have to pass bills like the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The House has already passed their version of it. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start. The Senate failed to reach cloture even though their version got a majority 54 votes. Harry Reid’s Senate approved Federal judges with the so-called nuclear option, a simple 51 vote majority. If the Republican leadership had any courage, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would be passed under the same rules.
Even if the Senate musters the courage to pass this bill, President Obama will veto it. I look forward to the President explaining to the American people why he supports Planned Parenthood and why he doesn’t have a problem with dismemberment abortion.
If we stop allowing our unborn children to be killed by an industry of death tomorrow, 60 million will have already died. Generations from now, when historians are able to objectively assess the events of this era, abortion, especially dismemberment abortion, will be seen as the greatest human tragedy of all time.