Over 6,000 innocent pre-born infants are killed each year out of convenience. That’s down from a peak of 15,000 during the 1980s, but we haven’t made significant reductions in years. Worse, a fourth abortion clinic recently opened up in South Carolina.
Incrementalism has had its day. Symbolic acts like the Fetal Pain Bill and the Dismemberment Bill mess around the margins of the issue and do not advance the pro-life cause, giving cover to status-quo politicians, and implicitly concede that “Roe vs Wade is the law of the land.”
Meanwhile, Millennials are the most pro-life generation in decades, and new pro-life judges are going to the Supreme Court. It’s time now to start setting up a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade and the Personhood act is the best way to do that.
What about the Heartbeat Bill?
I believe that the Heartbeat Bill fail to make a strong legal case, potentially leaving Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh enough legal wiggle room to rule in favor of the status quo, which would have devastating consequences for the pro-life movement.
Besides, a person doesn’t stop being a person when the heart stops, otherwise there would be no basis for resuscitation. We’ve no reason to think that a developing embryo is any less human and any less of a person before the heart starts beating.
Defunding Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is an evil organization, which exists primarily for the purpose of providing and monetizing abortion “services.” Any organization with a history tied to eugenics, racism, and barbarically harvesting human tissue for profit should not receive one dime of your tax dollars for ANY kind of service. ANY funding helps them to continue to exist and operate in South Carolina. There are hundreds of alternative providers that provide women’s health services without greedily preying off vulnerable women and children.
2018 Budget, amdt. #X by Rep. McCravy - defunded Planned Parenthood in the Medicaid Family Planning budget section