North Dakota backbone

The Declaration of Independence sets forth the relationship between government and people.
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In a country where leadership is scarce, North Dakota has shown that it has more than its share of leaders who are not afraid to do the right thing. The Ides of March, a day made infamous by William Shakespeare, were associated with destruction. The Ides of March in 2013 proved to be compassionate for the unborn that cannot protect themselves from murders in medical coats – at least the unborn in North Dakota. (This according to The New York Times, where the story first broke.) You can be sure this recent occurrence will bring the usual vermin out of the woodwork – all claiming to defend the right of a woman to chose what happens to her own body. The trouble is that abortion is fatal to a body other than the woman’s – the baby’s.

The usual protests

Today liberal activists pushing for same sex marriage often refer to marriage as being a civil right. To these people marriage is more of a civil right than life, since the very same people duplicitously support abortion. As is the case with Mr. Obama, some go further and support abortion after birth. For the rest of us, that’s called infanticide – or murder. It seems civil rights come with a price – the price of a vote.

I’m sure the usual arguments will be vociferously raised:

  • What about rape?
  • What about if the child is genetically imperfect?

Well, what about it? If a woman is raped, it is reasonable to assume that she knows she has been raped as soon as the incident occurs. The North Dakota bill forbids abortion after a heartbeat can be detected, which is usually around six weeks after conception. With today’s technology, the argument that a rape victim needs more than six weeks to abort an unwanted child simply doesn’t hold water, since there are a plethora of tests that can detect pregnancy as early as 7 to 10 days after conception. And in the case of genetic abnormalities, when did we become like the Nazis and become the arbiter of who has the right to live and who doesn’t?

The Signers would praise North Dakota today

Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

When the Supreme Court passed its ungodly ruling in the famous Roe v. Wade case, it did so stating that women have a right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb. But that decision is not dissimilar to the Dred Scott ruling. In Scott v. Sandford, the high Court ruled that slaves were the property of their owners. In Roe v. Wade, the court upheld a women’s right over that of her unborn child. Is the child nothing more than the women’s property? Doesn’t a baby have rights as well? If abortion can be rationalized, can slavery? I think not. People do not belong to other people. Mothers have the right to raise and nurture their children as they see fit. Killing that child does not fall within that parameter – whether it is inside the womb or outside the womb.

In our Declaration of Independence, our Founders cited their reasons for declaring independence from Great Britain. In its preamble, they wrote that we have certain inalienable rights given to us by our God – not our Courts – that among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A government that does not understand that its responsibility is to protect life is morally illegitimate and should be overturned – as it was back in 1776.

When Roe v. Wade was adjudicated, we knew little about what happened inside the womb and when. Things are different today. A child’s vital signs in gestation can be easily monitored. If a person’s vital signs are checked to determine whether or not that person is alive, the same measure should be used to determine whether or not a child is alive within its mother’s womb. If it is, the government has the responsibility to protect that life.

Kudos to North Dakota

There are many that will protest North Dakota’s new bill, calling it archaic or worse, but I say kudos to those in North Dakota that stood up for those who cannot speak for themselves. They are the heroes of today. I can only hope and pray that they will inspire others to stand up to the name-callers and ideologues who call good evil and evil good. God bless you, North Dakota. May you set a new standard in this nation and may you be an example for those who cowardly believe the lies of the ungodly. Abolitionists were brave in their day and so are anti-abortionists today. If this land is to remain the land of the free it must also remain the home of the brave.