Since the Dobbs decision taking abortion back to the states, it is now estimated that 32,000 unborn children were spared death by abortion. This is great news, and we would like to see all abortion banned. Now that the laws are decided in the states, it was inevitable that in some states baby killing would be reinforced. Nevertheless, every baby is a miracle and a blessing, and we must acknowledge and give thanks to G-d that in 14 states, the babies that likely would be killed by abortion are being saved.
With good news comes the bad. In several states, ballot initiatives were introduced that invalidated some state pro-life laws. It gets worse. In states like Minnesota and Ohio, the baby killers included measures that are more horrifying and evil beyond anything we've seen in the past. Voters said YES to codifying their state Constitutions to allow for all abortions all the time, for any reasons without exceptions or limitations.
How did they do it? With massive inflows of cash for pro-abortion PACs. Three PACs raised $41 million dollars. The abortion forces were well-funded and were able to outspend pro-life groups, enabling them to engage in deceptive advertising and promote a false message. The twisted language in these initiatives are devised to deceive voters. "The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety," obfuscates what Issue 1 will do. Now that it was approved, parents will not have a right to know if their minor children are being taken in for abortion operations or given dangerous chemical abortion drugs that can be sent by mail. Sexual abusers and adult males who impregnate children are protected by law. Abortion will be allowed for any reason for all nine months of pregnancy. Sex-change surgeries and hormones for minors is now a Constitutional right in Ohio.
And the worst part is, now that the ballot initiatives are codified into state constitutions future conservative legislators may not be allowed to change the laws.
If Ohio voters had read "The Truth About Issue 1" would they have voted differently? One would hope so.
But what happened in Montana indicates otherwise. In 2022, Montanans voted on LR-131. The language was clear:
"An infant born alive is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of the state and is entitled to the protections of the laws, including the right to appropriate and reasonable medical care and treatment."
Montanans rejected saving the lives of born children, 52 to 47%.
The Democrats are planning to introduce similar ballot initiatives in states like South Dakota, Florida and Texas.
Something is wrong in America and the evil and menace that has taken over isn't getting reversed at the ballot box. It's true that our messaging is not getting out. But it's more than that. The COVID dress rehearsal in forced public compliance was an effective PSYOP proving that Americans would gladly give up all their freedoms for the "common good." Voters sent the same Democrats who took away their freedoms back to office in November 2022. Liberty is dispensable now.
Nothing is guaranteed or off limits. People are inherently bad or willfully ignorant. They tend to look for the good in everything at their own peril. Or they look at what is bad and they embrace it.
For example, after 1,200 Israeli citizens were tortured and slaughtered by heinous Islamic terrorists, it is preposterous that American demonstrators would even think about siding with the terrorists, especially after seeing the videos of raped women and beheaded children. But they are. Many of these protestors would be murdered by the deranged Hamas terrorists they are defending. And most people are not aware that George Soros – who was born Jewish – has donated millions of dollars to groups that support Hamas.
There have been marches for Israel since October 7th. But that does not change antisemitism nationwide. Top tier universities have become hotbeds for Jew hatred. Last month, a terrified Jewish teacher in a Queens NY high school had to be isolated in a separate room during a student protest. Why did Schools Chancellor David C. Banks defend the school in an attempt to "understand" the students when their motives are clear?
Queens is the next borough over from Brooklyn. Queens is not the land of the Ku Klux Klan. And yet, the maniacal zealots on the Left rant that white supremacy is the real danger to America.
Churches and pro-life pregnancy centers are vandalized and pro-abortion violence is on the rise. And yet, pro-aborts broadcast lies that pro-lifers are violent and we are the danger to America.
Does any of this make sense?
There's a danger to America all right. If history is repeating or rhymes as they say, our country is looking a lot like Germany circa 1933.© Bonnie Chernin
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