The House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. But unsurprisingly, it’s unlikely to get anywhere in the Senate. (Elections have consequences.) Also unsurprisingly, the mainstream media coverage has been pretty sad.
“It has been openly stated within the movement that we need to distance ourselves from the ‘rape/incest’ debate by giving up the argument. This is a total abdication of duty and a grave moral failure that will incur God’s judgment.”
The first sentence is a little strong, but it represents a genuine belief on the part of some within the pro-life community, and I sympathize with their sense that they alone will speak for the innocent and voiceless. But the second one? We’re going to start calling down God’s judgment on fellow pro-lifers? I believe that lacks discretion, to put it mildly. Of course, according to Becker, if you allow a rape and incest exception you aren’t really pro-life at all.
Yesterday, pro-life leaders held a press conference demanding the closure of Douglas Karpen’s abortion center. Karpen’s former employees allege that he ran a Gosnell-like infanticide operation. State authorities are investigating, but Karpen remains in business in the meantime. That’s unacceptable, say LEARN, National Black Pro-Life Union, Black Pro-Life Coalition, and Operation Rescue.
Ohio Right to Life condemns a high school that refuses to let a student with Down Syndrome participate on the cheerleading squad.