The day before yesterday, was a day of great joy for persons who love life and are ready to protect life from the womb to the tomb. This great day, would be remembered by men, women and innumerable unborn children because it was the day the brave Governor of Texas, Rick Perry signed a bill into law which will place a ban on late-term abortion in his state.
In addition to banning abortion after 20 weeks, the law requires abortion facilities to meet the same safety standards as other ambulatory surgical centres, and requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The need for this law arose, due to the falling and failing health standards which have been observed in the abortion industry. Notable and worth discussing, is the case of the Pennsylvania abortion Doctor, Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted for murder. Gosnell’s crimes include killing three post-birth infants and negligently administering a lethal dose of Demerol to a 41-year-old Nepali refugee. His clinic which during the trial was termed, ‘house of horrors’, was in deplorable conditions. The 2011 grand jury report described it as a “baby charnel house,” where Gosnell “regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy and then murdered these new-borns by severing their spinal cords with scissors.” How wicked.
Also women seeking Gosnell’s services fared no better. At his “filthy fraud” of a business, Gosnell “overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths.” That’s not all. He even employed Steven Massof, a medical school graduate, as an abortionist who never had his medical license. At the trial Steven admitted to severing the spinal cords of around 100 living and breathing new-borns.
It shows the little or no value abortionists like Kermit Gosnell have for life. That is why this new law is highly commendable, since it serves to protect the life and health of both an unborn child and the mother.
One may question why the whole celebration when the law does not proscribe abortion from the state. This law is worth celebrating bearing in mind that it will not be easy to stop abortion totally, but with this new law, abortions will be greatly reduced and it is a very big leap towards achieving our dream, which is to defend the inalienable right to life of all human beings, be it baby, a girl, a child with deficiency, an aged person or a sick person.
Already, it is envisaged that over 37 state abortion facilities would be closed since they would not be able to meet up with the health and safety requirements. On the day that the Gov. Rick Perry signed the state’s new late-term abortion ban into law, Planned Parenthood announced that they were closing three more clinics in the state.
Can we imagine, before the passage of this new law, what women and the unborn children were going through in order to get an abortion under the hand of abortionists who lacked expertise or even license? Or in clinics with deplorable conditions or lacking in equipments? Have you asked yourselves why 37 abortion clinics are going to be closed? These are questions that demand critical thinking.
Over the years, pro-choicers in advocating for the legalisation of abortion have always claimed that with legalisation of abortion, the procedure would be safe. But it seems to be false, because at least up to 37 out of around 42 clinics have proven not to meet up to health standards; many have been the conduit pipes of infections and all these have worsened the position of women in society.
I think, the time has come, for the structure of Planned Parenthood which throughout the years have been built and sustained by lies be brought down.
I thank God, and people like Governor Perry, Abby Johnson, and my pro-life friends -mostly the youths – for standing firmly for life. Abby Johnson I’m sure is very happy, because before becoming pro-life, she was once a director at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas which has now been closed.
It is said that those who do not listen to the teachings of history would repeat the same mistake. We in Nigeria are not bothered and are rather apathetic to these issues because we think that they only affect foreign countries which fortunately are far away. It is a big lie; the wind is blowing and unfortunately very fast. We may have to fight our own battles in the near future. We can see what the Americans and the Europeans are going through; they are legally killing their women and their unborn, and unfortunately they are learning their lessons the hard way.
Please let us not repeat their mistake, rather we should learn and fight for the truth.