Media Coverage of Proposition 115

Coverage of Proposition 115 (which will ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks gestational age) in the media is picking up as we get closer to the November election.

Unsurprisingly, many of the same old false arguments are being made to support the murder of children in the womb.

Several examples can be discerned in a recent article in the Colorado Sun:

  • Abortion supporters insist on referring to abortion as “health care.” Killing a preborn child is not health care, it is murder.
  • Abortion supporters consider pro-life efforts to be attempts to “control women’s bodies.” Actually, pro-life laws are intended to protect the bodies of mothers and their preborn children, bodies that are distinct from their mothers’ bodies and deserving of the same protections as their mothers’ bodies.
  • Proposition 115 is called “another in a long line of unconstitutional, unpopular and medically unnecessary attacks on abortion.” As the Proposition 115 campaign makes known, and as is stated in the article, “Colorado is one of only seven states with no restrictions on when a woman can get an abortion, right up to the due date,” meaning other states have not considered the restriction to be unconstitutional. Furthermore, medical science concludes without a doubt that the preborn child is a human child, making it medically necessary to protect that child from murder, i.e., abortion. As for whether the proposition is unpopular, the sponsors of the proposition have decided that it is in fact popular with more than 50% of the electorate, and their decision will be confirmed in the upcoming election.
  • Abortion supporters insist that politicians should not “interfere in anyone’s personal, private medical decisions, that these decisions should remain between doctors and patients.” Murder is not a private decision, nor is it a medical decision. It ends the life of an innocent human being. Civilized societies have considered murder to be a serious crime for many centuries and have passed laws accordingly. Furthermore, as the Proposition 115 campaign has made clear, it is safer medically at 22 weeks gestation and later to give birth to the child than to obtain an abortion, thereby making abortion the equivalent of medical malpractice after 22 weeks gestation.

A sobering statement in the article is that opponents of Proposition 115 have almost $1 million to conduct an ad campaign via television.

Such well-funded opposition means we will have to multiply our efforts to get the word out to our family, friends, and neighbors via social media and old-fashioned face-to-face interaction so we can counter the big-money of the abortion business.

Thank you very much for your support of Life!

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