Thursday, February 07, 2002
Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas agrees with my take (no surprise here) on the brouhaha over the Bush administration's decision to expand a government health insurance program for low-income children to unborn children.
Thomas also highlights some proposed legislation before Congress.
Also last week, Rep. Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican, announced plans to introduce legislation to help pregnancy resource centers acquire ultrasound machines so that pregnant women might see what is growing inside them. Many abortion clinics have such machines but, according to women with whom I have spoken, doctors turn the screen away so they cannot see the image. Several studies of pregnancy resource centers with ultrasound machines have found that nearly 90 percent of abortion-minded women choose to have their babies after seeing the shape and movement of the child in their wombs.
Abortion-rights groups oppose Stearns' bill. Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt says, "They're using medical technology as political propaganda." How is it propaganda to allow a woman to see inside her womb? What Planned Parenthood has been saying about the unborn being unhuman is the real propaganda. The truth is in the picture, which is what the "pro-choice" Feldt doesn't want women to see.
Besides, doesn't the very word "choice" presuppose that there is more than one?
The "pro-choicers" aren't that anymore. They have become de facto pro-abortion.
Please contact your congressman or congresswoman and tell them to support Stearns' legislation. Anything that reduces the number of abortions in the U.S. is something that everyone should be able to support.