WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 – The pro-life movement has reason to celebrate. According to Bloomberg, abortion clinics all over America are closing at a record pace, giving millions of unborn children the right to exist.
At the same time, the battle over an unborn child’s right to not be murdered has been gaining traction with the rise of personhood legislation.
All across America, there is growing debate about the unborn’s right to life over a mother’s right to extinguish that life.
Since 2011, at least 162 abortion providers have had to halt offering abortions, and many clinics have had to shut their doors. In that same span of time only 21 new abortion mills have opened up.
Just imagine what these dramatic abortion clinics closing represent. It means for hundreds of thousands of unborn babies, their mothers and fathers will have more time to consider preserving the unborn child’s life instead of caving in and selecting a procedure that causes death.
The Planned Parenthood abortion cartel and its supporters’ cause was seriously damaged when the Center for Medical Progress released covertly shot videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.
The continued escalation in abortion clinics closures are important, because in the 35 states where there has been a reduction in abortion clinics, a population of 35 million women were prospectively impacted. The clinics are closing at a rate of about two a month.
Instead, these women can consider counseling that provides the message of life as a viable alternative.
Planned Parenthood is feeling the political pro-life heat.
Texas has the clear distinction as the one state that stands above all of the other states in closing down abortion clinics. The regulations that were enacted in 2013, allowed the Lone Star state to shutter 30 clinics. Iowa closed 14 and Michigan shuttered a total of 13 clinics.
The pro-abortion forces in America are definitely not taking this battle over the state actions to save the life of the unborn sitting down. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing the recent Texas abortion regulation case and may render a decision in June. Planned Parenthood and its national political arm is raising millions of dollars to spearhead national and local campaigns to insure democrats keep the White House take back the senate and the house and defeat GOP legislators and gubernatorial candidates.
The pro-life battleground must be focused at the local level. Republicans hold a commanding lead in state legislatures held by the GOP and have a solid lock on 31 governorships.
It is at the state level that thwarting abortion forces can and will be realized.
Take a page from the Texas pro-life legislative playbook. Their pro-life strategy has been to move away from blocking abortion mills to initiating legislative action to curtail abortion activity. The regulations zero in on the doctors performing abortions and the facilities where abortions are performed. The state laws mandate all abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
In addition, abortion clinics now have to conform to state guidelines requiring that their facilities become hospital-like outpatient surgical centers. This requirement insures that both the mother as well as the unborn child are not being subjected to unsafe medical practices that would endanger both.
The pro-abortion detractors condemn the regulations and suggest that the goal of the regulations is to make it nearly impossible for abortionists to practice their trade.
Win-win for the unborn child.
Clearly the pro-life war is not over, but the forces to protect the unborn are winning against Planned Parenthood, since a third of the clinics that closed since 2011 were operated by them. 2016 must be a year where legislative victories are won by candidates who are not silent in the fight to permanently close abortion clinics and unify the nation around the right for the unborn to life.
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