Today, I feel, I must write about the unbelievable choice to deny the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would ensure that babies born alive after being aborted, would be cared for, hospitalized and afforded the opportunity to live, by the U.S. Senate this past Monday. The final vote count on this act was 53 in favor of the bill, and 44 opposed. How could there be any opposition to this bill? Don’t we live in a land that is supposed to guarantee that all men are created equal? That we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights? That among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Don’t we elect our senators and congressmen and women to protect these rights?
I won’t lie. I HATE abortion. I believe that it is infanticide within the womb, and that one day, we, as a country, will have to answer to Almighty God for this sin. However, that is not what this article is about. The purpose of this article is to decry infanticide outside of the womb!
Once a child is born alive, no matter the circumstances or his/her birth, or his/her condition when born, that child has as much right to live, as any other child that is born. The penalty for destroying a bald eagle egg is between $10,000 and $250,000, depending on what state you live in, and up to 5 years of imprisonment. Yet, the very people we elected to serve and protect us, refused to pass a law that would penalize doctors for killing and/or refusing to care for a child born alive after an abortion! Does anyone else see the depravity in this? Is anyone else outraged by this radical decision?
Children are not animals to be euthanized when they are sickly or too much trouble for their parents or physicians. They are human beings, created in the image of God, who are supposed to be protected under the U.S. Constitution. Who gives anyone the right to decide whose life has value, and whose life isn’t worth living? Doctors don’t have that right, and neither do parents.
Beloved readers, you and I are the ones who have elected our current representatives into office, and I will be honest with you. I am just as angry with our Republican senators as I am with the Democrat senators, who voted against this bill. If ever a bill should have been passed unanimously, it was this one. However, the bill did not pass the senate because of its arcane voting rules, which demand a 2/3 majority to pass. Our senators have been more than willing to bypass this arcane rule, using the “nuclear” option, when voting for justices and other things that are important for the country, however, in this instance, they have shrugged their shoulders and looked helpless, claiming outrage at the outcome of this bill, while doing nothing more than posturing. Meanwhile, the other side has done a victory dance over the failure of this bill.
Beloved readers, I ask you, is this not one of those instances when the “nuclear” option should be invoked? If our senators were truly as outraged as they proclaim, would they not use this option immediately? Beloved reader, are you as outraged by this bill’s failure to be passed as I am? Think and pray about this very carefully, because you will be held accountable by God for your choice. If you are outraged, then you must act. Contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to vote in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and, if necessary, to enact the “nuclear” option. Also, contact your U.S. Congress Representatives, and urge them to vote in favor of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, as well. If your senator or representative refuses, remember this, and do not re-elect him/her when he/she runs for office again. To do nothing, is to condone this wickedness.
Remember, beloved reader, babies are a gift from God. They are not animals to be put to sleep when they are no longer convenient or healthy.
Cheryl A. Showers
P.S. – If you are unsure of what to say to your senators and congressmen/women, here is the letter that I have sent to my representatives. Please feel free to copy it fully or in part, but please act today!
Dear (Insert Senator’s name or Congressperson’s name),
I am writing to urge you and your colleagues to bring the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act to the floor to be voted on once again, this time, using the “nuclear” option to pass this bill. Surely, the Senate’s arcane rules regarding a 2/3 majority should be overruled in this instance, when protecting a child born alive, from infanticide!
As a member of the Senate, you have sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and to protect your citizens from murder and injustice. I appreciate that you voted in favor of this bill, but it is not enough. We, the citizens of this country need you and your colleagues to bring this bill to the floor once again, and to pass it into law as soon as possible, lest our country slide further down the slippery slope into infanticide than we have already descended. Your opponents, the democrats, have made no secret of their agenda, and if you fail to act now, our country is in danger of losing all the rights that we hold so dearly.
Thank you in advance for your prompt action on this matter, and please remember, that time is of the essence!
Cheryl A. Showers