Pro-Life Amendment Introduced

PUBLISHED: 10:38 PM 23 Aug 2018

Sen. Paul Introduces Pro-Life Bill Amendment To Defund Planned Parenthood, Fund Local Health Centers

The new legislation would defund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions and redirect that money to community centers where such procedures are not performed.

Sen. Paul Introduces Pro-Life Bill Amendment To Defund Planned Parenthood, Fund Local Health Centers

Just recently, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) proposed adding what many conservatives would view as an absolutely amazing pro-life amendment to a recent Senate funding bill, otherwise known as HR 6157. If adopted by the legislature, Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics would consequently be defunded of tax dollars and the money would then, quite incredibly, be redirected to local community health centers that do not perform abortions.   

To justify his introduction of the amendment, the senator released a statement to his fellow republican lawmakers who claim to be pro-life that “this is our chance” to let their actions speak louder than words.  

Specifically, Sen. Paul stated, “one of the top priorities for a Republican Congress that professes pro-life values on the campaign trail should be to stop taxpayer funding for abortion providers. This is our chance to turn our words into action, stand up for the sanctity of life, and speak out for the most innocent among us that have no voice.”

By saying this, Paul, who’s also an ophthalmologist, is basically pointing out that if republicans in congress truly care about saving the lives of unborn children and cutting off taxpayer funds to so-called “death clinics” like Planned Parenthood, then supporting his amendment would be a great way to prove that this is actually the case.  

During an interview about a similar piece of legislation that he previously proposed, he noted, “I think we can have disputes, you know, over abortion. Our country is divided. Some people are pro-choice, some are pro-life. I think most people do want to defund this…It would be much less emotional for everyone if we just funded community health centers and didn’t fund Planned Parenthood.”

Despite this, Dr. Paul mentioned that he didn’t agree with some of his colleagues about shutting down the government down over the issue.

“I support any legislation that will defund Planned Parenthood,” Paul explained, adding, “but I don’t think you start out with your objective to shut down [the] government.”

Thankfully, Sen. Paul isn’t the one person who’s been actively trying to protect the lives of unborn children.

For example, last month, Father Dave Nix, Father Fidelis Moscinski, Will Goodman, and a woman who was only identified as “Baby Jane Doe,” were all taken into custody for refusing to stop praying inside of an abortion clinic located in the nation’s capital or cooperate with law enforcement officials for approximately two whole hours.

Apparently, the four individuals were reportedly conducting a so-called “Red Rose Rescue,” which supposedly involves distributing red roses and quietly speaking with and praying for women who are considering ending the life of their unborn child.

And back in December 2017, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee voted in favor of a piece of pro-life legislation that would completely ban dismemberment abortions if it’s ever passed. In addition to that, if the bill ever becomes a law, doctors would also be barred from performing abortion procedures on women who are more than twenty weeks pregnant.

Unfortunately, though, while various people, who many would recognize as being motivated by compassion, are trying to do everything they can to protect the lives of the unborn, others, who many would agree are far less compassionate, are pushing to make it easier to kill fetuses while they’re still in the womb.

A few weeks ago, for instance, a lawsuit was filed against the state of Idaho by the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands over a law mandating that licensed abortion clinics, hospitals, and physicians file a detailed report any time a there’s a complication with an abortion procedure.

Specifically, while medical officials are still required to keep the identity of their patients private under the controversial law, the law made it a requirement for them to provide “the age and race of the patient, state and country of residence, and [the] number of previous pregnancies, births, and abortions of the patient.”

Additionally, the legislation mandated that they include “the gestational age of the unborn baby, [the] abortion method used, and identification of the physician” in their report as well.

According to the Planned Parenthood branch, however, the reporting requirements, which many would view as completely sensible, supposedly do not “do enough to protect women’s private medical information from being released to the public.” and should, therefore, not be allowed.

The abortion activists also purportedly sued the state over the law because they consider it to be “convoluted” and worry that it “puts health care providers at risk of criminal and civil penalties if they guess wrong when attempting to follow the vague reporting requirements.”

To many, however, the law doesn’t appear to endanger the privacy of others or punish those who do their job properly. Instead, it simply helps to protect and inform women who may be thinking about ending the life of their unborn baby.

And several months before that, US District Judge Carlton Reeves made it much easier for women to slaughter fetuses while they’re still in the womb by placing a “temporary restraining order” on a piece of pro-life legislation that largely bans women from aborting their child after 15 weeks.

Prior to that, US District Court Judge Lee Yeakel struck down a Texas law barring doctors from performing dismemberment abortions.

Alarmingly, in addition to Judge Yeakel, US District Judge Myron Thompson struck down a similar law in Alabama around the same time.

Without a doubt, many conservatives would agree that the slaughter of the unborn is absolutely barbaric and that defunding Planned Parenthood would be a huge step toward putting a complete end to the horrific practice.