According to Ten News Australia, the Australian Labor Party has recently pushed for uniformed pregnancy termination laws, and billions of dollars of Commonwealth cash could be withheld from the states in an attempt to make it easier for women to access publicly funded abortions.
According to The Guardian, “In March, Labor pledged to work towards full decriminalization of abortion, open a reproductive health clinic to offer terminations in Tasmania, and require public hospitals to provide termination services”.
ABC News reported that Federal Labor is promising commonwealth funding for a Tasmanian abortion clinic and is using commonwealth funding to pressure all states and territories to make abortions more readily available in public hospitals.
ABC News also stated that the Tasmanian Government has agreed with a women’s health centre to “provide low-cost abortions”:
“Despite the November announcement, Hampton Park Women’s Health Centre still has not begun offering services in Tasmania because the earmarked Hobart building needs work before it will be suitable for the clinic.”
Jo Flanagan from Women’s Health Australia stated that it was a confusing process for Tasmanian women to get abortions and outlined what the women’s health centre wanted to change about it:
“Our main concern is that women get access to the service, whether it’s done by a Tasmanian doctor or a Victorian doctor is of less concern to us.
“But what we ideally would want from any provider is a clear map for GPs, [saying] ‘this is what you tell women, this is where they go, this is the number to ring’, and we don’t even have that at the moment.”
Queensland’s Labor government announced on July 16th 2018 that it would introduce laws that decriminalize abortion in Queensland.
Deputy Premier for QLD Jackie Trad, MP for Griffith Terri Butler and Labor candidate for Dickson Ali France featured in a group photo with other protesters that held up signs stating “Labor for Choice” and “My Body My Choice”:
Both Jackie Trad and Terri Butler are members of Emily’s List, a political action committee based in the United States that advocates for pro-choice democratic females to enter into office:
Cherish Life Queensland (CLQ) reportedly aims to “educate the community on life issues, advocate (lobby all levels of government on life and death issues) and resource the community”.
According to its website, the group, formerly known as “Queensland Right to Life”, began as a reaction to American life issues, and is the first pro-life group in Australia and has spread to other states.
CLQ claims that it is not politically aligned with any party; it reaches out to anyone who will or will not listen in an attempt to promote being pro-life.
The executive director of Cherish Life, Teeshan Johnson, has advertised her support for the Liberal party with an “I stand with Scott [Morrison]” filter on her Facebook profile.
Cherish Life has posted speeches from Liberal senator Amanda Stoker on its Facebook page, and Liberal National party MP George Christensen has addressed events, including the March for Life in September.
The real question for this matter is whether Teeshan Johnson and Cherish Life supported the liberal party in those instances because the Liberal Party is more likely to be pro-life, or whether both supported the Liberal party in those instances because both support more of the Liberal Party’s works.
I’m sure that many out there believe the idea that there’s a “White devil” roaming the streets and white people are just out and about killing Black people one by one. I’m also sure that others believe cops are responsible for many innocent Black lives lost. Although what ever you think is happening to the Black community is probably a very small portion of the full story no one’s talking about.
The truth is Black people are being killed faster than they are being born, not by the hands of Racism or Police brutality but Abortion. During the 1960’s the Black population in America was only 11% and then increasing only to 13% by 2005. The Black population remains at 13% while estimates by the Pew Research Center project it will remain at 13% even by 2050. This includes the fact that all other demographics especially Hispanic Americans will continue to grow as, White Americans will naturally shrink. What’s the problem here and who’s responsible for the silent genocide striking the Black community? Simple lets look at the rates of abortion and talk about some chilling facts.
Lets begin by mentioning the elephant in the room, Planned Parenthood and the fact it was founded by KKK supporter Margaret Sanger. Many people especially Liberals would argue this fact by telling you she wasn’t part of the KKK. I’m not saying she was but the fact is Margaret referred to the KKK as a “Good Group” and even went out her way to give a speech to a group of KKK woman. Shortly after her speech which those women loved, she was given no less than 12 more invites to speak to more groups of the KKK. In her biography she stated many clear points that show, she was completely aware that they were a violent group. At the end she even mentioned that she wasn’t able to call her family and let them know she wasn’t thrown into a river and was safe. It only makes you think, what did she say to these members of the KKK that made them love her so much and give her over 12 invites to speak again?
Here’s the quoted passage from her Biography that Margaret Sanger wrote herself on the night she spoke to the KKK in New Jersey:
Always to me any aroused group was a good group, and therefore I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan at Silver Lake, New Jersey, one of the weirdest experiences I had in lecturing.
My letter of instruction told me what train to take, to walk from the station two blocks straight ahead, then two to the left. I would see a sedan parked in front of a restaurant. If I wished I could have ten minutes for a cup of coffee or bite to eat, because no supper would be served later.
I obeyed orders implicitly, walked the blocks, saw the car, found the restaurant, went in and ordered come cocoa, stayed my allotted ten minutes, then approached the car hesitatingly and spoke to the driver. I received no reply. She might have been totally deaf as far as I was concerned. Mustering up my courage, I climbed in and settled back. Without a turn of the head, a smile, or a word to let me know I was right, she stepped on the self-starter. For fifteen minutes we wound around the streets. It must have been towards six in the afternoon. We took this lonely lane and that through the woods, and an hour later pulled up in a vacant space near a body of water beside a large, unpainted, barnish building.
My driver got out, talked with several other women, then said to me severely, “Wait here. We will come for you.” She disappeared. More cars buzzed up the dusty road into the parking place. Occasionally men dropped wives who walked hurriedly and silently within. This went on mystically until night closed down and I was alone in the dark. A few gleams came through chinks in the window curtains. Even though it was May, I grew chillier and chillier. After three hours I was summoned at last and entered a bright corridor filled with wraps. As someone came out of the hall I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses. I waited another twenty minutes. It was warmer and I did not mind so much. Eventually the lights were switched on, the audience seated itself, and I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak. Never before had I looked into a sea of faces like these. I was sure that if I uttered one word, such as abortion, outside the usual vocabulary of these women they would go off into hysteria. And so my address that night had to be in the most elementary terms, as though I were trying to make children understand.
In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered. The conversation went on and on, and when we were finally through it was too late to return to New York. Under a curfew law everything in Silver Lake shut at nine o’clock. I could not even send a telegram to let my family know whether I had been thrown in the river or was being held incommunicado. It was nearly one before I reached Trenton, and I spent the night in a hotel.
For those of you first hearing the name Margaret Sanger, please understand that she was also a member of the American Eugenics Society. If you still don’t understand her comments in the video above and what lead her to the creation of Planned Parenthood then let me guide you even further. To best explain Eugenics we can quote Mark Passio who was also a former Satanic Priest and now exposes the Satanic Temple. This is important because Margaret was also an Atheist who strongly believed in Eugenics as much as Mark Passio did:
Eugenics is a social ideology advocating the promotion of higher rates of sexual reproduction for people with traits and characteristics desired by its proponents, and reduced rates of sexual reproduction and sterilization for those with undesired traits and characteristics. This practice could be described as a main religious tenet of the ruling class, who believe that it is simply the “Natural Order” for the most ruthless of humans, who’s genes are the “fittest” to rule the rest of the human herd.
They see themselves as an “elite class” of human beings that attained the highest positions of power in the world because they are genetically superior to those they rule. Ultimately, this psychopathic ruling class believe that they have every right to decide who is allowed to live and procreate, and who must die.
The biggest form of Eugenics that is being waged upon the human population right now, is abortion. It’s such a hardcore war that’s being waged especially against minority populations. I mean over half of the African American populations, pregnancies in the United States end in abortion. More babies are being aborted than born, operations like Planned Parenthood are directly involved in Eugenics.
You see, abortion is destroying the African American Population in the United States. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America and has built 78% of their clinics in minority communities. Research shows that 88% target women of color. Alarming, because 80% target Black communities, 56% target Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods and 80% target one or more colleges. Black people in America make up 13% of the population since 2005 and make up 35% of the abortions. According to Planned Parenthood’s own annual report, 94% of pregnant women seeking help from Planned Parenthood get an abortion; only 0.6% get adoption referrals and 5.1% get pre-natal care. Yet it’s scary that women who choose life are offered very few ‘choices’ and close to no help. Many would defend them by stating “its not all they do” but it doesn’t change the facts; abortion is the fuel that runs the business, and increasing abortions only grows Planned Parenthood. I don’t think we need to point out that their best interest is in no way helping women, especially not women of color.
Not the entire Black community is silent or unaware about Margaret Sanger, her Negro Project or what she believed in. Ben Carson was asked on Fox News , about Democrats’ criticizing republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood, saying they are waging a “war on women.” He responded:
“Maybe I am not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood, but, you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people.
“And one of the reasons you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find a way to control that population. I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger who founded this place — a woman Hillary Clinton by the way says that she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany thought about her.”
In a letter to Dr. CJ Gamble Margaret wrote “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members,”. Many come to her defense stating that she simply was referring to hiring Black ministers and community leaders that will make sure to convince other black people she didn’t want to exterminate them. She also talked about birth control being used to facilitate “the process of weeding out the unfit and preventing the birth of defectives.” You can read the full letter with context and add up what you know about Mrs. Sanger and her beliefs to come up with your own conclusion on what she ‘meant’. Pro choice supporters do their best to defend Margaret Sanger and her legacy that is Planned Parenthood but most of the time spew out myths. Margaret has literally shown her true colors over and over, yet whenever you mention any of her own quoted words someone always comes to her defense. The most famous defense is, “abortion isn’t all they do, just 3%” yet some how are the cause of a third of abortions and are destroying minority communities.
Fannie Lou Hamer, was a civil rights activist in 1964 and she also ran for Congress. Fannie happened to also be a victim of eugenic sterilization, a program which Planned Parenthood’s founder advocated. In The Afro-American paper, Ethyl Payne stated that Hamer called abortion “black genocide,”. At the White House Conference on Food and Nutrition, she spoke out strongly against abortion as a means of genocide on black people. In 1969 Hamer denounced voluntary abortion as “legalized murder,” she said that she “regards it part of a comprehensive white man’s plot to exterminate the black population of the United States.’”
Then there was Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mildred was also the first woman employed as a general surgeon at Boston University Medical Center. She was definitely pro-life, and the co-founder of the National Right to Life Committee. Dr. Jefferson was committed to defending human life from, as she described it, “conception to natural death.” Dr. Jefferson warned many that abortion would target the Black community specifically, and in 1977 she stated, “Blacks suffer more from abortion because what looks like help is actually striking against them. Blacks are fewer. They will disappear sooner….”
Erma Craven served on the board of the National Right to Life Committee and was the chairman of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life as well as African-Americans Against Abortion. In 1985, Erma explained why she was against abortion, “Having served women on welfare, I feel that the pro-choice movement is a male cop out,” she said. “I vowed on my dear grandmother’s grave that as long as there is breath in my body I shall fight for the right of the Black child to exist.” Craven also wrote wrote an article titled “Abortion, Poverty and Black Genocide– Gifts to the poor?” and called abortion Black genocide:
Throughout the course of American history, the quality of human life has always been improved at the expense of the weak and oppressed…. It takes little imagination to see that the unborn Black baby is the real object of many abortionists….
The quality of life for the poor, the Black and the oppressed will not be served by destroying their children….
[T]he womb of the poor Black woman is seen as the latest battleground for oppression. In times past the Blacks couldn’t grow kids fast enough for their “masters” to harvest; now that power is near, the “masters” want us to call a moratorium on having babies. When looked at in context, this whole mess adds up to blatant genocide….
Government family planning programs designed for poor Blacks will emphasize birth control and abortion with the intent of limiting the Black population is genocide. The deliberate killing of Black babies in abortion is genocide- perhaps the most overt form of all…. The prevalent Black attitude toward birth control and abortion is distinctly in opposition!
Candace Owens at CPAC 2019 said “In New York City for those of you who don’t know, more black babies are aborted than born alive”. “A hard hitting truth is that the most unsafe place for a Black Child is not on the streets, it’s not when they see a police officer, it’s in their mothers womb…”, she said. “The black population would be double today if it wasn’t for abortion, we’ve lost 18 million black babies since 1973 how’s that for a progressive policy, is that what they’re celebrating, The left needs God” Candace questioned. She’s right too, If not for abortion, the total Black American population would be approximately 62,350,000, or 48% greater than it is today.
The truth is, Black lives are being lost everyday and it’s not by anyone else except Black people themselves. Abortion is literally taking the future away from black babies and the black community is engaging in this silent genocide called “Pro choice”. To me its clear what Margaret’s agenda was and it’s working till this day while masquerading itself as a way to ‘help woman’. In reality its a way to decrease the population, from what eugenicists believe are unworthy lives, and the fact is it’s affecting Hispanic American communities and Specifically Black American communities.
Not only is abortion taking Black lives but according to the FBI’s uniform crime-reporting data for 2016, 90.1 percent of black victims of homicide were killed by other black people. I know race-on-race crime happens to more than just black people, for example 83.5 percent of whites were killed by other whites. While no life is inconsequential, we have to remember that Non-Hispanic White People in America make up 60.7% and 49 percent of the Abortions. Black Americans only make up 13% and 40 percent of abortions while at the same time killing themselves at a rate of 90.1% of homicides, do you not see the problem here? I think this is something we should take very serious and do something about, we have to speak up and find solutions. The Black population is the only population in America that’s actually starting to decrease, it hasn’t even grown in population since 2005 and in some states for every born black baby there are three black babies aborted, this is very-very troubling.
If you’re first just hearing about this movie, what are you waiting for, ‘Go watch it’! Unplanned is the story of former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson and how she went from overseeing 22,000+ Abortions to becoming a huge activist in the Pro-Life movement. Abby Johnson was also nominated as the best Employee of the year before ‘What she saw’ would change her view on abortion forever and make her an enemy in the eye’s of Planned Parenthood.
Pureflix’s ‘Unplanned’, has done an amazing job telling the story of Abby Johnson and exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood and what goes on inside their facilities. From book to movie the story, was a story; done right. Megan Harrington came up to the would be Directors of ‘Unplanned’ Chuck Konzelman & Cary Solomon, giving them the book and suggesting they turn it into a movie. A couple of the team read the book including Daryl Lefever (producer) claimed it was “a powerful story” and as soon as he read the book decided he was on board. A year and a half ago now Chris Jones (producer) tells us they were praying for direction and discussing ideas. “We felt specifically at this time, it was time to make unplanned” Chris said to viewers on the Unplanned Sneak Peak edition. Chuck Konzelman would later go on to reach out to Abby Johnson and create ‘Unplanned’.
The making of the movie could be described as faith based and it definitely struggled in the beginning. The team wasn’t sure if they’d even be able to pay people all through prep. They didn’t know if they’d even have the money needed for the movie until they got close to shooting. Some employees that were on for 10 weeks didn’t know if they’d have a job by the next week, there was a lot of commitment involved within the making of this movie. Despite being faced with some challenges everyone stayed. They were committed, hard working, and wanted to see the project through as much as Daryl Lefever who said “We moved forward in faith”. With a week left, shooting on a Monday morning, in a 400 sq ft set, 200 people working, and millions of dollars on the line; by Thursday night they still didn’t have a lead to play Abby Johnson. Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman started going through the list “literally one by one” Carl said, “the last person on my desk was this person, Ashley Bratcher”.
Unplanned released March 29th 2019, with amazing reactions across the board. I personally went to watch the movie myself and I definitely suggest that whether you are Pro-Life or Pro-Choice you go and watch it as well. The movie does not condemn pro-choice thinkers and it doesn’t attack Planned Parenthood or anyone who has gotten an abortion. It simply tells a story we should all be familiar with, it simply exposes the truth. In the theater I noticed tissues in the hands of most people, tears are guaranteed with a purchase of a ticket; I know I cried. Everyone clapped when Abby finally said she’s quitting her job at Planned Parenthood and after winning the lawsuit against them. Cheers, Cries, and loud applause’s filled the entire auditorium as the movie came to a climax and even when it ended people sat patiently as credits rolled down, wanting more.
In the social climate we currently live in where the conversation of abortion can be really difficult to have, the team behind Unplanned struggled to get movie ads. They faced many oppositions creating the movie and as we all know were bound to clearly make some big enemies in the world of Hollywood. In fact Ashley Bratcher (Lead Role Playing Abby Johnson) said “I was warned by multiple people, even people who knew I had auditioned and just read the script said, you’ll never work again, I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole, don’t do it” and she responded “There’s no way that I can’t, not do it”.
TV Networks have been refusing to sell Ad time to Unplanned, in fact when I wen’t to watch the movie at Empire 25 here in New York City not even one poster was found. The auditorium for the movie was on the last floor all the way at the end of the hall next to the bathrooms and again not one poster or advertisement for Unplanned. Upon release, the movie was met with a lot of hate and push back from the opposite isle regardless of the fact the movie doesn’t attack anyone. Even before it’s release the MPAA gave Unplanned a targeted R-Rating yet the movie doesn’t include even one sex scene, vulgarity, or violence. The sad part is that in many states a girl can be as young as Thirteen to get an abortion without parental consent, but some how can’t watch a movie about abortion.
Social media platforms have refused to verify the official Unplanned pages, Instagram being the only one to finally give them a badge. Twitter on the other hand has deleted their page mysteriously and claimed it to be an “error” relating to another account that has nothing to do with Unplanned. After twitter brought back the page they must have not liked the fact Unplanned received a lot of attention after being mysteriously deleted; jumping from 7,000 to over 140,000 subscribers. Suddenly Twitter began to automatically unfollow the Unplanned page from people’s accounts and blocking them from following or finding the page again.
None of this has stopped Unplanned from succeeding! They are doing amazing in the Box office and currently Rank at #4 only 3 days after releasing. The film opened in 1,059 theaters across the country on Friday March 29th. Since then the movie by writer/directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, distributed by PureFlix, earned over $6,110,000 through Mar. 31 after three days of release, according to Box Office Mojo. This movie was meant to happen and this was the perfect time for this story to be told. When Abby Johnson told her story to Jeff Paradowski, the attorney that represented her and Shawn Carney (40 days of Life co-Founder) he said he was blown away. Jeff told her “this is probably going to be a book one day. They might even make a movie out of this”. Matthew West (song writer/singer) who sings ‘Unplanned’ said “you’d think its a film about life ending, but in many ways it’s a film about life beginning again”. Lila Rose (founder of Live Action) tells viewers “You actually get to encounter what women go through, you actually get to see what the reality is. I think that’s going to be huge for people and mind changing”.
Ashley Bratcher has also shared her personal story about her own mother and how she almost aborted Ashley, but then turned around and chose HER. Although hard for Ashley, she also has mentioned in an interview that she had to have that conversation on abortion with her son which brought her to tears. Truly it seems like nothing can stop this movie from succeeding and the numbers clearly don’t lie, like Walter Hoye (Issues4Life Fondation) said “What this film does, is allow us to look behind the curtain. Look behind all the social media, see what’s really happening in the clinics from an insider perspective.” and I think he’s right, everyone should definitely go watch this movie.
Majority of people, generally desire a government body that has good morals and values. Most citizens when asked don’t want to see corruption from within their government and hope that their best interests are put first. We should desire a country where we are provided with freedom and liberty. Overall, Americans should be fighting for the well-being of this country no matter what party you identify with.
Left Wing beliefs and ideologies have impacted and changed our society in numerous ways these past years, to some positively and to others negatively. The Left believe in gender fluidity, which is the idea that any person can identify themselves as any gender at any point in their lives including identifying as having no-gender. Same sex marriage the now legal right of marriage between same sex couples is another belief that has impacted the world. At many times The Left can be Totalitarians, they censor and restrict freedom of speech and freedom of expression when one does not agree with their beliefs. Even economy is affected as Socialism grows popular among leftists for this country. They oppose Western Civilization and believe it is a euphemism for white supremacy and founded on racism. They strongly believe that the Conservative and Republican Parties are racist. Abortion which is strongly supported by the Left has evolved into infanticide, it is now legal to abort a child up to birth and after birth. Responsibility is not something the Left is big on, they prefer a society served with an expanded role of the government, a society in full control by the Government. They’d like Free healthcare, free public education, more welfare, and unemployment benefits even for illegal aliens. Taxes should be higher for the people; especially the wealthy, businesses should be regulated and persecuted. One of many ideologies they have is open boarders where immigrants from anywhere should be allowed in this country without question. There should be no border security, all are free to come and stay without going through the legal process of becoming citizens. They deserve the same benefits as legal immigrants and natural born citizens.
A Party that also shapes and influences this country from the beginning is the Conservative Party and their ideologies. Their held values are shared across America: Conservatives believe in protecting our country the same way you’d protect your home. They stand for border security and making sure this country stay’s safe from invasion, dangerous criminals, and those who would abuse our system. Conservatives do support legal immigration and support the legal process of becoming a citizen. Very different from leftist views, conservatives believe and stand for traditional marriage; a union between a man and a woman. They believe that the government should have limited control and power over the people; less dependency on the government for survival. Society achievements are best when individual rights and civil liberties are paramount. Capitalism is beloved by conservatives who believe a free market provides healthy competition to Medicare from private insurance companies; oppose government provided universal healthcare and Affordable Care Act. Conservative’s highly support lowering taxes and having less regulations on businesses so that lower economical areas where Small owned businesses are formed can help the economy prosper. Abortion is opposed by this party. The killing of a child is morally wrong. They believe life begins at conception and that the process should not be executed, All lives matter. Mainly Conservatives love and support our Western Civilization and are greatly patriotic .
Although most people believe we’re separated by Parties, I think it is needed in government in order to bring ideas together and engage in peaceful debates. Solutions to many problems can be fixed and a society like no other with God first could be achieved. A society that has values and morals and puts the well-being of our country first is where we should live. Both parties should stick to the main agenda, the most important one and that is to care about America and its people. Inform yourself in what certain groups believe in and what their ideology is, do they have your best interest at heart? There should only be one goal no matter the side of the aisle, to care about the well-being of all Americans economically, politically and socially.
The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has failed to pass in the U.S senate on Monday. This bill condemned and assured prison time to doctors who were not willing to save the lives of infants after a botched abortion.
There were three Democrats who joined the Republican party to support the bill: Bob Casey(PA.), Doug Jone(AL.) and Joe Manchin(WV.) . unfortunately, three members of the Republican party were unable to vote because of flight delays. These members include Tim Scott(SC.), Kevin Cramer(ND.) and Lisa Murkowski(AK.).
The Born-Alive Abortion Act states that it would prohibit “A health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.” The act would have also assured that if the infant was to be alive after an attempted abortion, it would have identified as a legal person for all purposes under the law of the United States. The infant would immediately be entitled to all protections under our laws. The bill was set up to not persecute the mother who was involved in the abortion but to ensure that the infant receives immediate medical care. The safety and life of the infant is its primary focus.
In response to the opposition towards from the Democratic Party, President Trump tweeted on Monday that “this will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in history of Congress.”
Trump states,”Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children,” Trump stated. “The Democrats position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth”. Senator Ben Sasse, who pushed the Born-Alive Abortion Act in 2017 was in utter shock and in disbelief at each vote that opposed the bill. He says that opponents lied continuously with blatant nonsense about the legislation stating, the bill will specifically end abortion entirely:
“This is about the most simple thing you can say, which is that a baby is a baby, and they have dignity and worth”, Ben Sasse stated. “And it’s not because they are powerful. It’s because they’re babies. Today is a sad day in the United States Senate.”
This issue goes beyond politics. This is about ethics; having values and morals that the Democrats lack. This is about having a heart. Having compassion for the lives of innocent human beings who have yet to have a voice. Infants depend on us to be the voice for them defend them by saving their lives,but we the people, Congress have failed them. We need to continue fighting for the lives of the voiceless. Their lives and future depend on us; literally.
Capital punishment is a controversial ethical issue and has been for a long time. In Australia, there has been a recent ressurection of the desire to have the death penalty, and in response Catholic organisations in Australia and worldwide have a history of speaking in private and public arenas concerning this ethical issue. But what is an ethical issue, and what are the guiding principles that inform the Catholic perspective?
Ethics shape one’s values and are what people strive to believe in and put into practice in their everyday lives.
The Catholic Church’s values are shaped by the ethical teachings present in the Bible and authoritative texts and figures. A main ethical concept of the Catholic Church is the Consistent Ethic of Life, which can be explained by Jesus’ “Seemless Garment” where one can not be partly pro life, but instead fully pro-life for every ethical issue where life is relative.
The Consistent Ethic of Life is seen through the Church’s Principles of Catholic Social Teaching which include the Dignity of the Human Person, the Stewardship of Creation, Preferential Option for the Poor, the Common Good, Solidarity, and others. These guiding principles inform the Catholic perspective on ethical issues.
The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching that are applicable to the Church’s teachings on capital punishment include the Dignity of the Human Person and the Common Good. Regardless of age, sex, gender, crime, or anything else, one does not lose their dignity.
Branching from these Principles, other remonstrations that form the Church’s stance on capital punishment include that the death penalty does not allow time for people to repent, there may be judicial errors where someone who is innocent is sentenced to the death penalty, it is not a useful deterrent because criminals may assume that they will not be caught, there have been countless studies that prove that capital punishment is ineffective, and that capital punishment is done by humans instead of God.
Despite the Catholic Church’s teachings, there is still support within the Catholic community for capital punishment:
“Tiniest of cracks were used by Catholic death penalty advocates from Nebraska to the Philippines to claim that the church was not against it”.
According to the new teaching in the universal Catechism:
“The Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the Inviolability and Dignity of the Person and she works with determination for its abolition worldwide”.
According to an ABC news article published in August last year, in an accompanying letter that explained the amended stance, the head of the Vatican’s doctrine office stated that the Church’s position on capital punishment was an evolution of prior teaching and that it did not contradict past teachings.
An argument that is commonly used by those who do not find the dignity of a human person important is that criminals who murder do not display that they find the dignity of their victims important, so this cancels out their own life.
There are some situations and contexts which make following the Catholic teachings regarding capital punishment challenging to follow. An example is witnessing a criminal have no remorse for the most serious crimes such as murder. The church responds with teachings that these criminals may repent in the future and that God delivers justice to all.
In a secular world, the Catholic Church provides effective guidance regarding their teachings on capital punishment due to their presence in as many platforms as they can to promote Catholic teachings. These platforms include, but are not limited to, church, protests, blogs, social media, and the news.
Over a hundred thousand Americans march in Washington to March for Life. Every year March for Life has a theme, this years was “Unique from day one: Pro-Life is Pro-Science.” We march in the hope that we can affect the change America needs and make the world a safer for the unborn. We march to end abortion in protest in protest of the courts deeply flawed decision and its devastating effect on children and families across the country.
Roe v. Wade is not only unconstitutional but harmful and unjust.
60,000,000+ innocent lives have been legally destroyed since January,22,1973.
The March for life is in its 46th year with a goal of overturning Roe v. Wade above anything else. Abortion is wrong and should be done away with.
Most recently in reverse to the March for Life, the three-year-old
Women’s March seems to spew hatred of Donald Trump rather than coming to term
with real life issues.
As both movements are similar and different in various ways.
Both are a gathering of passionate men and women around the country. Both are
attended by hundreds of thousands of people with passionate and famous
speakers. However, it begins to differ there.
The values and priorities of the pro-choice, feminist Women’s March is much more diverse rather than being focused on one issue. The Women’s March is run by social justice warrior activists and a mission of focusing on “Environmental Justice” to “LGBTQIA Rights.”
Mainstream media and CNN won’t broadcast this so here Is what we saw at this year’s March For life joined by famous political speakers:
Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made an appearance: