The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

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.

Gutless

Our elected officials on both sides of the aisle are gutless.  Politics and staying in office are more important to them than the sanctity of human life.  They would rather continue to funnel $500 million a year to Planned Parenthood than force the President to veto defunding legislation.  Same goes for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Our elected leaders agree to hold “show votes” that they know will go nowhere so they can go home and tell their constituents that they tried.  Trying doesn’t cut it.  Doing is the only way to get anything done.

Some things in life are worth fighting for and worth risking everything for.  If we can’t count on our elected leaders to fight for the lives of innocent children, we need new elected leaders.  I’ll vote for anyone of any party who pledges to fight for the right to life of the unborn and vows to do whatever it takes to defund Planned Parenthood and put the abortion industry out of business.  It’s way past time that we stop allowing over 1 million unborn children to be killed in America’s abortion mills every year.

As I write this, the most abortion-friendly President in history has just welcomed the Pope to America.  Senate Democrats, at the urging of the President, killed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act hours before the Pope arrived.  Senate Republicans knew what the result would be, and held the vote with a wink and a nod to Harry Reid, and tomorrow the corruptocrats of both parties will go on; business as usual.

I’m sick of business as usual.  Business as usual means that over 3,000 innocent babies will be killed tomorrow, and every tomorrow for the foreseeable future.  I’m sick of Washington’s talking heads telling us what they can’t do and why they can’t do it.  And I’m sick of my hard-earned tax dollars being sent to an evil organization that kills babies and sells their body parts.

The President has signaled that he is willing to shut down the government rather than cut funding to Planned Parenthood.  I say shut it down.  Let the President explain to the American public why funding Planned Parenthood is more important than keeping the government running, even if it is dysfunctional and running on borrowed money.

The courage of your convictions should not be driven by political expediency or concern for the consequences of your actions.  The courage of your convictions should be driven by doing the right thing and following what you know in your heart you have to do.  If more politicians would follow their heart instead of the polls, imagine what America would look like.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The 8th Amendment to the Constitution prevents all Americans from suffering cruel and unusual punishment; or does it?  The States that still allow capital punishment are twisting themselves into knots trying to agree on a 3 drug cocktail to be used to kill condemned criminals.  Their convoluted logic is that they want to insure that the person they will be killing won’t suffer as they are killed.  Just as I oppose abortion, I also oppose capital punishment.  Killing an individual convicted of committing a heinous crime will do nothing to undo the crime.

Before carrying out the death sentence on a convicted criminal, the criminal is allowed numerous appeals, and the State goes to great pains to insure that the individual being killed is given time to make peace with his or her Creator, to enjoy a last meal, and to make a last statement.  On the day the sentence is to be carried out, members from the media, law enforcement, the victim’s family, and the condemned’s family are invited to witness the execution.

Since 1973 over 60 million unborn children have been executed by America’s abortion industry.  Over the same time period less than 2,000 convicted criminals have been executed.  None of the 60 million innocent children were allowed to appeal their sentence and no one was invited to witness their execution.  The abortion industry takes no measures to mitigate the suffering of an innocent child as it is killed.  On the contrary, they resort to saline poisoning, dismemberment, and partial-birth abortion to ply their deadly, but profitable trade.

Over 1 million unborn children will be killed this year in America.  They’ve committed no crime and are being killed for simply expressing their God-given right to life.  If a million adults were executed this year how long do you think it would take for the death penalty to be repealed?  Every human life is equally priceless, so why do we place a higher value on a condemned criminal than an innocent child?

Whatever your opinion is on abortion, no one can deny that ripping an unborn 5 month old baby from its mother’s womb by dismemberment is cruel and unusual punishment; punishment for simply being alive in the wrong place at the wrong time.  The children being killed by dismemberment abortion, or dilation and evacuation as the abortion industry prefers to call it, can feel every rip and tear as they are being killed.

Cruel and unusual punishment is not the exclusive domain of terrorist thugs like ISIS. It goes on every day at Planned Parenthood clinics all over America.  The Senate is poised to take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act any day now, and President Obama has vowed to veto it.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will end dismemberment abortion and save countless innocent lives.  Cruel and unusual punishment will never end until abortion does.  And dismemberment abortion won’t be banned until hearts and minds are changed.  I won’t rest until every unborn child is safe from the moment of conception.

Letter to President Obama #107

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

June 24, 2015

Mr. President:

Since the tragedy in Charleston, S.C. last week you’ve called for more gun control and uttered the N word.  Amateur Hour at the White House has never been more evident than right now.  Your immediate response to the brutal killing of 9 innocent people in a church; fly to California for 2 fund raisers.  Your response to the brutal killing of 3,000 unborn babies every day; absolutely nothing.

Since last week’s killing rampage in Charleston, over 20,000 unborn children have died in America’s abortion mills.  You’ve made time over the last week to attend fund raisers and record an interview with a crazy guy in his garage, but apparently your calendar is full when it comes to making time for America’s children.

Mr. President, the true test of a leader is how he treats those who are powerless to oppose him.  The thousands of unborn children dying every day at the hands of Planned Parenthood and their fellow bottom-feeders don’t have a voice.  They are powerless to fight for their right to life and depend entirely on others for their very survival.  In the greatest country on earth, founded on the right to life for all, industries dedicated to killing children for a fee should not exist.

Mr. President, you and I were allowed to be born.  Why should our unborn children not be given the same accommodation?  No one should waste their own gift of life taking the lives of innocent children in an abortion mill.  No child was created to suffer an agonizing death just as its life is beginning.  Sir, you and your friends on the pro-abortion side have allowed over 60 million unborn children to be killed since 1973.  How many more must die a senseless death before you realize the magnitude of human suffering that legalized abortion has inflicted on America?

I’ll keep asking you to stand up for life and your staff will continue to stuff your mechanically signed form letters into envelopes and send them off to people like me.  Mr. President, I don’t want a form letter with a fake signature on it.  I want a President who cares about the lives of innocent children.  I want a President who is not afraid to stand up for every human being’s right to life, especially those who haven’t been born yet.  Sir, there is a lot that’s wrong in America right now.  Take a giant step towards making one thing right.  Support and sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act when it makes it to your desk.  America’s children will thank you and you’ll finally deliver on your pledge of hope and change.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

cc:  Planned Parenthood

 

 

Letter to President Obama #106

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.  20500

Attn:    President Barack Obama

June 14, 2015

Mr. President:

The Senate is taking up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and you have promised to veto it if it makes it to your desk.  Why?  How could any sane human being oppose a bill that will ban the dismemberment killing of unborn babies who have developed to the point that they can feel the pain of every rip and tear as they are literally ripped to shreds while being killed?   Mr. President, we condemn the murderous thugs of ISIS for killing innocent human beings by beheading and torture, and allow the same methods to be used to kill unborn children in our nation’s abortion mills.

By the end of your second term, over 8 million unborn children will have been killed on your watch; about 160,000 of them by dismemberment abortion.  As the father of 2 beautiful daughters, how can you allow the slaughter to continue without doing a thing to stop it?  Sir, the most basic of all human rights is the right to life.  The most basic and most important of all your duties as President is to protect everyone’s right to life.  Sir, your vocal support of Planned Parenthood and your long track record of supporting the abortion industry is contrary to your most important duty as President.

When the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act clears the Senate how will you justify your veto?  Will you say that some lives are more important than others or that unborn children are not living human beings?  Mr. President, all the fancy words and political spin in the world can’t justify the unjustifiable.  Dismemberment abortion of pain-capable children must be stopped.  You are in a position to stop it and the world will be watching.

Mr. President, innocent unborn children are entirely dependent upon us for their very survival.  We have a moral obligation to protect them and we all know that allowing the indiscriminate killing of them is wrong.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act will save untold thousands of innocent children.  It will be a small step towards ending abortion, but a very important step.  The thousands of unborn children that die every day in America’s abortion mills are dying senseless deaths.  It’s way past time to end abortion in the greatest country on earth.

Mr. President, allow the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to become the law of the land and watch as miracles occur.  Watch as babies doomed to die agonizing deaths are allowed to be born and to express their universally unique lives.  Sign the bill and take the political heat from the abortion industry and walk away, knowing you did the right thing.

As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.

cc:  Planned Parenthood

 

 

Letter to Lindsey Graham: Reposted

I wrote the following letter to Senator Lindsey Graham nearly 2 years ago.  About the only thing that has changed since then is the fact that the Republican Party now controls the Senate.  This week Senator Graham introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act before the Senate for the second time.  This time it has a chance to pass the Senate before it meets a quick death at the hands of President Obama’s veto pen.

It’s at times like this that men and women of honor and integrity must stand up and fight for what they know is a righteous cause.  President Obama must be forced to publicly declare why he is against a bill designed to save unborn children from agonizing dismemberment abortions.  It’s time for men and women of honor and integrity to override the President’s veto and to stand on the side of life.

Lindsey Graham is still a dinosaur who should have been run out of the Senate a long time ago, but he’s doing a good thing and I applaud his efforts.  Now he needs to finish the job.

Since I wrote this letter, 2 million children have died in America’s abortion mills and about 40,000 were killed after 20 weeks, the point at which they can feel the pain of being killed.  The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a small step towards ending abortion, but a step that must be taken.

 

 

 

 

Senator Lindsey Graham

290 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510

November 7, 2013

Senator Graham:

In the interest of full disclosure, I feel that dinosaurs like you, John McCain, and Mitch McConnell should be run out of office and replaced with true conservatives.  I must, however, applaud your efforts to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act before the Senate for a vote.  Senator Graham, if this bill is passed by the Senate and President Obama’s promised veto is overridden, the lives of at least 15,000 unborn children will be saved every year in America.  Sir, these children will be saved from a ghastly, indescribably agonizing death and will go on to claim their Right to life, just like you, me, and every other American was able to, whatever side of this issue we may be on.

Senator Graham, the President seems to have a tenuous grasp, at best, on the truth, so here’s an incontrovertible truth.  100% of the people voting for or against this bill were allowed to be born.  Don’t our unborn children deserve at least the same consideration?  Should the most pro-abortion President in history, along with his cronies at Planned Parenthood, be allowed to continue the slaughter of America’s children?  A third of America’s unborn children die at the hands of America’s abortion mills.  Your pro-abortion colleagues in the Senate continue to say they want abortion to be safe, rare, and legal while 1.2 million babies are killed every year in our country.  They all know that killing unborn children is neither safe, rare, nor should be legal, but it sounds good to their uninformed constituents and it gets them reelected so, what the hell, let the killing continue.

Senator, it’s gut check time for America.  We are sliding into tyranny and it’s time for all men and women of honor and integrity to stand up for the things that really matter; God, life, freedom, and family.  It’s time to stop worrying about elections or the consequences of doing what we know is right.  Senator, you have some heavy lifting to do in order to get the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act through the Democrat controlled Senate.  Ask your colleagues who are against this bill to explain to the American people why they feel that unborn children, who can feel the agony of being ripped apart, should continue to be killed in our country.

Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobbyists are hard at work twisting arms in the Senate to defeat this bill.  Sir, the lives of our children are worth fighting for and worth whatever price we have to pay, personally or professionally, to stop the killing.  Senator Graham, in closing, a simple quote from Ronald Reagan: “We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.”

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Letter to Mitch McConnell #3

Senator Mitch McConnell

317 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C.  20510

 May 18, 2015

 Senator McConnell:

When a man makes a promise, he is honor bound to keep it.  When you became the Senate Majority Leader you promised to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the floor for a vote and to pass it.  Now’s your chance.  The House has done its part, and now it’s up to you.  Senator McConnell, this bill will save about 20,000 innocent children every year, and every day we allow the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion to continue, hundreds more will die.

Empty promises and inaction seem to be the modus operandi in Washington these days.  Passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is too important to be treated as business as usual with backroom deals and lobbyists calling in favors.  President Obama has signaled his intention to veto this bill if it makes it to his desk.  Make him veto it.  Make him explain to the American public why he thinks the slaughter of pain-capable babies should be legal in the greatest country on earth.

Senator McConnell, over 1 million unborn children are killed in America’s abortion mills every year.  Some people may think that the 20,000 children this bill will save every year is just a drop in the bucket.  I contend that every life is priceless and that every chance to save even 1 life must be pursued to its fullest.

Sir, this is where the rubber meets the road.  You made a promise and now it’s time to keep it.  You can pass a bill that will save thousands of children or you can look the other way and hope that no one is watching.  Whatever you choose to do, the killing won’t stop until men and women of good will do what it takes to stop it.  Passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is just 1 step, but a very important step, towards ending abortion.

Time is of the essence.  Pain-capable children are being killed every day by dismemberment abortion, and will continue to be killed until you and your colleagues take action.  Getting this bill to the President’s desk and overriding his promised veto will be a daunting effort.  Nobody said it would be easy.  Nothing this important ever is.  If you and your colleagues aren’t up to the task, have the intellectual honesty to say so, and I’ll find another way.

Senator McConnell, America is watching and innocent children are being killed by the thousands.  What will you do?

All my letters are published on my prolife blog at www.prolifepoppop.com.  Should you choose to reply I’ll publish it, unedited.