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To: rhema

“Of course, when asked a few years back what I’d do if my daughter wanted to kill our granddaughter before birth, I said we’d all talk it over and decide what to do. Heh heh heh, maybe you remember Alan Keyes kicking my butt all over the stage about that one. Heh heh heh. But anyway, I’m the best you’ve got this time, so what are you gonna do, huh? Heh heh heh.”


24 posted on 07/23/2008 5:54:12 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr
Good question....

What are we going to do?

25 posted on 07/23/2008 5:57:22 AM PDT by Guenevere (America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease)
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To: BibChr
Vote 115 of 119 times for the cause of life, that's what. But that won't satisfy some of the purists Wanda Franz addresses in her essay "When Common Sense is Lacking":

. . .Beyond elections, this principle is brought home to us again and again when we pursue legislation. Many of us in the trenches have suffered the arrogant criticism of "principled" pro-lifers who dismiss our legislative efforts because "they do not outlaw abortion." First of all, these critics don’t understand what laws realistically can be passed, given the current political situation and state of public opinion. Second, they don’t grasp what role even limited legislation can play in bending public opinion in our direction. Third, they fail to understand that such laws refocus the debate on the plight of the babies and the abuses of the abortion industry—away from the hard cases and invented "constitutional" rights. And fourth, such "imperfect" laws save lives.

Just look at South Carolina, where pro-lifers got several laws on the books, ranging from parental consent, to abortion clinic regulations, to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, to the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (and more). And now South Carolina Citizens for Life is working on legislation requiring ultrasound images of the baby to be given to a woman before an abortion. And the result of all this imperfect legislation? Abortions in South Carolina peaked at 14,133 in 1988. In 2004, the number of abortions had dropped to 6,565—a 53% reduction that far exceeds the national decline.

28 posted on 07/23/2008 6:03:57 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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