Skip to comments.Pro-Life Is Pro-Baby: Mel Gibson And Fatherhood Against Abortion
Posted on 12/19/2001 12:19:27 PM PST by Starmaker
"Feminists don't like me and I don't like them...I don't know why feminists have it out for me, but that's their problem, not mine." Mel Gibson (star of Braveheart, The Patriot, Lethal Weapon; 100% pro-life)
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish." Mother Teresa
"I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name. I would like nothing more than to have this law overturned." Norma L. McCorvey ("Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade)
"Thou shalt not kill" The Holy Bible
"The decision nullifies a law, expressing the will of the people of Nebraska, that medical procedures must be governed by moral principles having their foundation in the intrinsic value of human life, including life of the unborn." Justice Anthony Kennedy (dissent from Carhart vs. Stenberg, the 2000 case in which five other justices overturned a Nebraska law against partial-birth abortion, the procedure Justice Kennedy references)
"The inalienable right to life is found not only in the Declaration of Independence but also in the Constitution that every President is sworn to preserve, protect and defend.ÿ Both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments guarantee that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law." Ronald Reagan
"Each of us has a unique beginning, the moment of conception..." Jerome Lejeune (Nobel Prize, Genetics)
"A Person is a Person, no matter how Small." Dr. Seuss
As a pro-lifer, I have to acknowledge that not only does a prenatal baby's life begin at conception, but that there begins fatherhood also. It is at conception that the father and mother are conjoined to produce new life. It is at conception that the most beautiful thing on the planet, the G-d-blessed spark of innocent human life, begins it's journey through existence.
From that moment, every good father loves his baby, and is moved by a need to protect, defend, and care for her from that moment, through all the days of her life. This empathy, this compassion and emotional investment, is a society builder. It is what gives fathers the motivation to work, to build homes, and to make the world a safer place.
It must be sanctioned and endorsed by every legal vehicle possible.
And it is time to define, for once and for all, what "pro-life" is.
Pro-Life is Pro-Baby. It is the understanding that babies have rights, rights worth protecting.
Every baby has a right to grow old enough to...
...gurgle, and smile, and laugh, and do all the silly, adorable things that babies do...
...take those first, halting steps as toddlers do, more waddling than walking, offering heart-melting toothless grins in celebration of their own efforts...
...see a bird, or a tree, or a cloud for the first time, and in wide-eyed wonder, point chubby fingers at each new wonder of Creation, as they discover them...
...know the joy of being protected from all the dangers of the outside world, by someone who loves them more than anything in the world...
This and more, babies deserve.
And the very human life of every innocent, vulnerable, defenseless little pre-natal baby begins with the moment of conception.
Prior to conception, each of the parent's respective haploid gametes contains twenty-three chromosomes, only half of what is required to create new human life. Conception results in a single cell which contains forty-six chromosomes.
These forty-six chromosomes are not only human, but are in a combination distinctly, undeniably different from either parent.
This combination is the blueprint for every biological aspect of the new human's life, and will determine infinite characteristics of the new individual. We all began our unique and valuable lives exactly this way. It is at this point that the processes of life are set in motion. Were they not, there would be nothing to terminate...
Dependency is a quality that extends well into toddlerhood. At conception, the new human life is at once dependent, and defenseless, and utterly vulnerable.
This is science.
This is reality.
It is indisputable.
The anti-baby ice-cold euphemism of "choice" defies science and nature no less than it controverts human decency and morals.
In the name of nature and science, we must recognize the reality that each of our unique human lives begins at conception.
In the name of human decency and morals, the very human life of every defenseless, innocent, vulnerable little prenatal baby must be fully protected.
Roe vs. Wade will be overturned during this presidency, given two more United States Supreme Court appointments by very pro-life President George W. Bush.
When that occurs over the next three years, the road will be paved to the enactment of a protective law, reading as follows:
"Where the mother's life is not in danger, the father of every baby consensually conceived shall have the legal right to prevent the abortion of his baby, from the point of conception through birth, provided that he is willing to support and raise the baby."
It is the right thing to do.
Since this essay began with quotes I agree with, I will close it with a quote I do not agree with, but which eerily echoes the position of those on the other side of this issue:
"It had nothing to do with humanity, it couldn't have; it was a mass..." a reference to the Holocaust by Franz Stangl, Nazi commandant of extermination camps in Sobibor (March, 1942 -September, 1942) and Treblinka (September, 1942 - August, 1943).
Interviewed by Gitta Sereny in 1970, Stangl's comments later appeared in the book Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience (1983).
In God We Trust.....Semper Fi
I hope and pray that in ten, twenty, thirty years, hopefully less, people will look back on abortion much like we do on slavery now.
I doubt it - but bookmarking and bumping anyway.
A lot of pro-lifers already think that right now. You probably mean the major media. It was the major media
in the 1800's who forced the abortion laws to be placed on the books. What a switch, eh?
BUT A STRONG PRO LIFE BUMP NONETHELESS...take our victories where we can get them and keep plugging!!!!
Problem number one with your proposed language is the opening clause, which would be exploited mercilessly in pursuit of convenience abortions. Since every pregnancy is a potentially life-endangering condition for the mother, any pro-choice doctor has a built-in excuse. Sad but true...
The Democrats are under no illusions here. The fight for the Senate in 2002 is in substance a fight over abortion. The Dems' special interest groups like NOW will spend megabucks on this election, which will be down and dirty.
Hmmmm. Not according to this:
Despite his success, Mel remains an oddball in Hollywood. Not only has he worked his way steadily to the top by doing things his own way, but his personal life has remained happy and unyielding. In a land full of scandals and month-long marriages, Mel has been with his wife Robyn Moore for 19 years, and they recently welcomed their seventh child into the world.
But perhaps you've heard something I haven't.