I want a Representative that will go out of his way to protect life, not just vote the right way as bills come forward, knowing that the most critical of them will not make it through to become law. Voting with the Party is easy. That doesn't cost anything.
On May 25 Ireland will vote on whether to repeal the 8th Amendment to their constitution which provides legal protection to children in the womb. While the Catholic church has been clear that they oppose repealing the 8th, other churches have been less so.
Last month, the Washington Post published an op-ed entitled, I Would've Aborted A Fetus With Down Syndrome. Women Need That Right, by opinion columnist Ruth Marcus. Marcus argues that it is wrong to prevent any pregnant woman from aborting her child for any reason, even in cases where the abortion is motivated by discrimination – as abortion often is.
One of the most common concerns is often stated in the form of a question: "Who's going to take care of all the babies if we end abortion?"
According to research by the abortion industry, more than half of women who undergo an abortion cite their partner's absence or unsupportiveness as a reason for choosing abortion. In short: the crisis in a "crisis pregnancy" is not the preborn child; the crisis is an absence of love.
Here's a sobering fact: the majority of women who undergo abortions also claim an affiliation with faith in Jesus. According to the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of the abortion industry), a combined 54 percent of women who underwent abortions in 2014 identified themselves as Protestant or Catholic Christians.