By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
I read a People magazine profile recently that demonstrates the confusing times in which we live.
The article mentioned the fact that a crib had been moved into the White House. The reason? To accommodate President Biden’s youngest grandchild.
A crib is a powerful symbol of life—the life of an irreplaceable, cherished baby. When the crib moves in, a family knows that someone else is about to make their home there and that their lives are about to change.
I am left lamenting empty cribs—those that will never cuddle a precious human being, because the prospective occupants have lost their lives to abortion.
It is puzzling how a grandfather who delights in his grandchild could push an agenda which has been rightly called the most pro-abortion in White House history. The policies that are being promoted by the Biden/Harris Administration would expand abortion, rather than protect the vulnerable. The Administration has already thrown out the protective Mexico City Policy, which barred federal funding of organizations that promote or perform abortions overseas.
The President has said he would like to make the tragic Roe v. Wade ruling—which has resulted in the deaths of more than 62 million Americans and caused grief for countless women—a matter of permanent federal law. He has even pledged his allegiance to scrapping the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding of abortion on the home front. It has been estimated that the Hyde Amendment, which was first passed in 1976, has saved the lives of more than two million people.
Empty cribs are the result of the empty promises of the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians, who falsely claim that women will be “liberated” through the destruction of their own children
Abortion is not a prescription for liberation but a recipe for destruction, pure and simple.
Is there a kinder and more compassionate route for pregnant women in challenging circumstances? Of course, beginning by not pushing them toward an irreversible, tragic “choice,” and providing support.
As we as individually already do, our government should be putting out a welcome mat to babies—not pouring vital resources into eliminating these little boys and girls and wounding their mothers.
There are already too many empty cribs in the U.S. We honor the better angels of our nature when we provide a true net of safety and security for the most vulnerable among us.