Without a doubt, the scourge that smears the good name of our country is the legalized, modern-day holocaust known as abortion, which is nothing more than the murder of our most defenseless citizens, a travesty against humanity, treason against God, and proof we have lost our way as a society.
Our Founding Fathers made it clear that freedom is only for a moral people, this objective morality, they believed, came from the Word of God. The Word of God says all human beings are made in the image of God, therefore, all human life is sacred.
Murder is to receive the death penalty, as God’s system of justice is based largely on restoration. A thief wasn’t imprisoned, he was required to give back what he stole or the value equal it to it, plus a certain amount. What’s a human life worth? The only thing equal in worth to a life, is another life, thus the death penalty was instituted as the only just punishment for murderers.
That’s how sacred God believes life is. To kill another human being outside an act of self-defense, is to commit the most egregious offense against God, and as such, a people who openly support murder often incur the wrath of the Lord.
This is why abortion is such a big deal. We’re allowing the murder of millions of children, image bearers of God, for the sake of convenience. It is a horror that needs to be brought to an end.
Congress is currently due to hold a hearing on a bill that would ban abortions of babies who have a heart beat, a measure that would outlaw an overwhelming majority of these heinous acts, saving countless lives.
A U.S. House committee is holding a hearing today on a bill to stop abortions on babies with detectable heartbeats.
Co-sponsored by 169 Representatives, it has more than enough support to pass the U.S. House if it’s brought to the floor. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, introduced the bill, HR 490. It’s called the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017.
Only one Democrat, Minnesota’s Rep. Collin Peterson, is a co-sponsor.
The Heartbeat Protection Act is “the best news the pro-life community has never heard of,” Janet Porter of Faith 2 Action told LifeSiteNews. Porter is the bill’s architect. She will be present during today’s hearing by the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
“To deny the unborn child’s heartbeat is to deny science,” said Porter. “To ignore it is heartless.”
The hearts of humans in the womb begin to beat at 21 days. Parents usually hear their babies’ heartbeats around six or eight weeks.
“One of our most fundamental obligations as lawmakers is to protect human life,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia. “The proposed bill, the Heartbeat Protection Act, defends life from one of the earliest moments it can be detected — as soon as a doctor can find a child’s heartbeat. Each beating heart represents a unique human being with dignity and rights that deserves to be protected from the dangers of abortion.”
King said he is committed to protecting “the lives of voiceless innocents” and welcomes “this opportunity to have my legislation given in-depth consideration by Congress and to bring attention to the importance of preserving each of these precious lives.”
This is something that absolutely needs to happen, as it’s a stepping stone toward making all abortions illegal, which should be the ultimate goal of anyone who claims to be pro-life. Murder is murder, and if we’re a truly just society, not only will abortions be illegal, but any who perform the procedure after such a law is passed should be brought up on charges of murder.
Let’s hope some real fruit comes to bear from this discussion and this bill.