By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Do a Google search for “images for ultrasound baby smiles,” and you will find some incredible visions of the beauty of the baby in the womb. The expressions are delightful, and they demonstrate quite clearly the humanity of the preborn child.
I could spend all day gazing at these lovely faces, which hold such promise and possibility. Their smiles are contagious and stir within me a joy for the wild ride that is life.
Sadly, some politicians continue to push for abortion without limits. They are promoting legislation to eliminate any and all of the state protections that pro-lifers have worked so hard for decades to establish. If these pro-abortionists are successful, we could lose valuable safeguards such as parental consent, informed consent, and waiting periods for abortion—just to name three laws that protect girls, women, and families.
We could also see an upsurge in late-term abortions, where babies are cruelly torn limb by limb from their mothers’ wombs. Most Americans are horrified by such abortions, as demonstrated in numerous national public opinion polls, but that has no impact on abortion extremists.
In Pennsylvania, where I make my home, a pro-abortion takeover of the state legislature could mean the death of our popular Abortion Control Act, which outlaws abortions after 24 weeks except to save the life of the mother. Our Governor, a former Planned Parenthood clinic escort, would quickly and unapologetically sign any legislation to loosen (or obliterate) limits on abortion. The Commonwealth could quickly become Abortion Central, with abortion totals rising faster than you can say “election results.”
Every abortion snuffs out the life of an innocent, unrepeatable human being. Those abortions performed in the later stages also kill smiles.
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives, and families struggle with Coronavirus-related unemployment, smiles can seem to be in short supply.
All the more reason not to elect public officials who would expand abortion, leading to the loss of untold numbers of smiles.
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