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By Deacon Keith Fournier

3/30/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

The shorthand phrase abortion rights is poison propaganda


Governor Jack Dalrymple became an historic figure. He demonstrated heroism in his public office. He signed into law three bills which help to protect our youngest neighbors in the first home of the whole human race. He has taken his place in history's inevitable march toward restoring their inalienable Right to Life. One of the bills makes it illegal for an abortionist to reach into a mother's womb and take the innocent life of a child because she is disabled. Another prevents an abortionist from reaching into the womb to take the innocent life of a child because they are a girl or a boy. The third precludes the killing of a child by procured abortion once his or her heartbeat is discernible.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Governor Jack Dalrymple became an historic figure.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Governor Jack Dalrymple became an historic figure.

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/30/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: abortion, fetal heartbeat, personhood, North Dakota, Governor Jack Dalrymple, Por-Life, Right to Life, Planned Parenthood, Abortion Rights, Right to Life, abolitionsim, new abolitionaism, Deacon Keith Fournier


FARGO, ND (Catholic Online) - On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Governor Jack Dalrymple became an historic figure. He demonstrated heroism in his public office. He signed into law three bills which help to protect our youngest neighbors in the first home of the whole human race. He has taken his place in history's inevitable march toward restoring their inalienable Right to Life.

One of the bills makes it illegal for an abortionist to reach into what was once considered the safest place on earth, a mother's womb, and take the innocent life of a child because she is disabled. Another prevents an abortionist from reaching into the womb to take the innocent life of a child because they are a girl or a boy. The third precludes the killing of a child by procured abortion once his or her heartbeat is discernible.

Reports in much of the main stream media use the twisted Orwellian newspeak of those who oppose the Right to Life for these children. They attempt to cover the evil they support by calling the killing an abortion right. Abortions do not have rights, people do. And the first Right, upon which every other Right is predicated, is the Right to Life.

The shorthand phrase abortion rights is the linguistic tool of a media class controlled by the proponents of a new form of slavery. Abortion on demand has consigned an entire class of persons to the status of chattel. These children have no voice except our own. They are killed by chemicals and surgical strikes - all of which is protected by the police power of the State. They have no power to resist this new form of slavery without our help.

Medical science has confirmed what our conscience already knew and the Natural Law has long confirmed; the child in the womb is our neighbor. It is always wrong to kill our neighbors. Our 3D and 4D sonogram technology has made it possible to take baby´s first picture and send it as a birth announcement or place it on a Face Book or My Space page or send it through our Social Networks. We marvel at the image of those little babies at the early stages of what is a lifetime of development for every human being.

With the introduction of baby's first picture we watch these children smile, play, feel pain and grow. These 3 and 4d images are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the social media. They are regularly showing up on television commercials. However, we then use that same technology to direct the weapons of warfare which will dismember them in the womb and kill them. We do not want to see those pictures.

We surgically operate on these children in the womb. We then put them back in their home and allow them to continue to grow so they can be healthier upon their birth. We know they are members of our human family. It becomes harder to deny that the child in the womb is our neighbor. The Orwellian Newspeak of those who oppose the Right to Life for these children is stale and tired. The wind is out of its sails. Some choices are always and everywhere wrong, and the taking of innocent human life is at the top of the list.

These medical advances have humanized the child to an increasing number of people who once bought the lie of those who promoted abortion as choice. Decent people are beginning to recognize this and indecent people are having a hard time defending their choice to kill our youngest neighbor. Fortunately, men like Governor Jack Dalrymple have the courage and the integrity to do what is right.

There is a new abolition movement underway in the United States of America. Its goal is to stop the new slavery of abortion on demand. Remember, another form of slavery was legal - and even protected by the United States Supreme Court, in our not too distant past. Human Persons whose skin pigmentation was darker than those who held the reins of power were treated as property and allowed to be owned, used and discarded.

The proponents of that slavery called it a slavery right. The US Supreme Court of that day had the audacity to declare it legal in their 1857 opinion of Dred Scott v. Stanford. We look back on that opinion in horror, as we should. We insist that the Supreme Court could not make what is always a wrong a right with the stroke of a judicial quill! Yet, that is precisely what happened in Roe and Doe.

Ironically, the Justices in Dred Scott applied a strict constructionist approach in failing to act. They did not approach the evil of slavery as a matter of Natural Law - that it is always and everywhere wrong to enslave human persons. Conservatism in jurisprudence was not sufficient to end the evil of that first slavery. It will not end this new slavery either.

The Justices in Dred Scott did not recognize the equality of all human persons and their fundamental human rights as an endowment from a Creator which cannot be taken away by any governmental branch. Most of the politicians of that time also failed to stand up for what is right and true, because it is right and true. Sound familiar?

We have another version of slave states and free states around the corner in our own age. Our struggle on behalf of children in the womb is a new abolition movement.  Governor Jack Dalrymple has shown courage and integrity.  Some within the pro-life community openly opine that the legislation he signed will be found to be unconstitutional in the Courts. Some say it is ill conceived. I have heard the arguments that an incremental approach stands a better chance and that the North Dakota approach will harm the inevitable incremental curtailing of abortions.

I disagree. Human Rights activism always requires an asymmetrical approach. The choice is not either/or, it is always both/and. I have long supported incremental efforts geared toward the limitations and curtailment of abortion. I am a pro-life lawyer. For seven years I led the American Center for Law and Justice which used such incrementalism in securing the protection of pro-life speech. However, pitting these complimentary strategies against one another fails to recognize the gravity of the moral evil that is legal abortion. 

At another critical time in our Nation's history another evil form of slavery was sanctioned by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court was wrong then - and the Supreme Court is wrong now. For a while in that last human rights struggle, some States were Free States and some were Slave States. After Roe is overturned, that will occur once again. There will be States where the littlest persons are free and those States where they are still treated as property. We will have a lot of work to do.

Our goal is not simply to oppose the current culture of death; it is to build a new culture of life, and a civilization of love to replace it. I call on my fellow abortion abolitionists to take courage. History is on the side of freedom! Roe will go, and with it the struggle for complete freedom for children in the womb will continue, State by State. Our children and grandchildren will someday look back on the horror of abortion as we now look at the horror of the first slavery.Governor Jack Dalrymple will rightly be recalled as a hero.  

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