By Judie Brown
It is a mystery that any thinking human being could be in support of killing preborn children and yet claim to be in the middle rather than all in. I have a sneaking suspicion the preborn babies might agree with me, but political types not so much.
Consider Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace who said: “We’re going to lose huge if we continue down this path of extremities and finding that middle ground—the vast majority of people want some sort of gestational limits, not at nine months but somewhere in the middle. . . . They want exceptions for rape and incest, they want women to have access to birth control.”
What she is suggesting is that setting limits on when to kill and when not to kill preborn babies is acceptable to her, and she says the majority of our fellow Americans concur.
But when a discussion leans toward the parsing of words on the question of aborting a child, often the outcome is a statement that suits a personal perspective regardless of the facts. In that case, the answer to the question becomes fungible. If we were to rephrase, we would show her an image featuring numerous babies and ask which ones she would wish to see trodden underfoot along her middle ground.
Another well-known pro-life person, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, writes about a North Carolina senate bill: “SB 20 allows exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. It specifically outlines that treatment for ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage does not constitute abortion. The life of the mother provision allows for the necessary and timely medical treatment to save the life of a woman facing a medical emergency.”
Her point is that because there is public sentiment that more or less favors this proposal, it is the acceptable position. Dannenfelser continues, “The voters support protecting life at 12 weeks when a baby’s heart has beat over 10 million times, his or her body responds to touch and you can begin to see if a precious little one resembles mom or dad.”
All of this begs a single important question: Is that really why the pro-life people continue to persist in their fight to save the babies? Or could it be that these people, once taught to see the babies as fellow humans, want each of them to be fully protected by law? The reason: Every innocent preborn child is precious, no matter their age, health, or condition of dependency.
Those who stand in the middle of the killing would be well served to answer that simple question. No matter what your personal position may be, the truth is that it all circles back to one single point: A person is a person, no matter how small!