On This Day in History: September 27, 

2019May God Bless and Save the United States of America – Our Constitutional Republic !

On the Abortion Travesty

It is the opinion of the Patriot Pen that life begins at conception. This opinion is based in Holy Writ: “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” (Genesis 9:4) Here God taught Noah, after the flood, that blood was what determined life! Science tells us that the fetal heart begins to pump blood through the emerging circulatory system by day 20 after conception. This demonstrates the truth of the maxim, “Abortion stops a beating heart.” Since we mark the end of life, soon or late, with the stopping of a beating heart, should we not also mark the beginning of life with the start of an in utero beating heart. Additionally, tens of thousands of ultrasound pictures proudly displayed on refrigerators attest that the mother is carrying a recognizable unborn child. We the People need to remember that the Creator endowed all men and women with Life and as our parents chose Life for us, We the People, individually and as a nation, should choose Life for our in utero Posterity and not just our already born Posterity.

The pro-choice crowd proclaims, “My body – My choice!” That choice was exercised when the woman and a man consciously decided and consented to have sex. That choice should not extend to the death of another human being (the living child she is carrying in utero) because each man [and woman], as is stated in our Declaration of Independence, is endowed by the Creator with the unalienable right to Life!

America is a land choice above all other lands. We the People, the least of us, have achieved an affluence that is way beyond the majority of peoples in other, particularly third world, nations. We have done this because we honored and acknowledged the God of the Land – Jesus Christ. From 1620 when the Pilgrims first stepped on Plymouth Rock until around 1960, a period of 340 years, We the People knew that the United States was a Christian nation. Then the courts began to undermine our Christian foundation. They removed prayer and Scripture reading from the schools. Next they removed God and the Ten Commandments from the public square. The result has been that We the People, as a nation, have lost our moral compass.

The loss of our moral compass has created an hypocrisy and injustice of monumental proportions in our Constitutional Republic. An hypocrisy that states that if an individual shoots and kills a pregnant woman they can be charged with two counts of murder. On the other hand if a woman has an “on request” abortion murdering her unborn child she is not even charged with a misdemeanor.

When a man and a woman make the conscious choice to have sex together, they at that moment also accept the consequences of their joint choice. One of those consequences is that the woman may in the process conceive a child — their child. Each of them exercised their “right to choose” and each of them shares equally in the consequences of their mutual decision. The woman would not be pregnant if it were not for the seed of the father; therefore, if conception occurs, the unborn child is not hers alone, it is also his else why do we have paternity support laws?

This creates yet another hypocrisy in the present abortion laws. The expectant father, like the unborn child, has no voice according to the court, in the decision concerning an abortion, but is it not his child also? If the child is “unwanted,” by one parent, the other is certainly entitled to custody. If neither parent wants the child, there is always the option of adoption. There are literally hundreds of couples who cannot conceive who would gladly welcome, love and care for the “unwanted” child if given the opportunity.

Because of this the Patriot Pen sees no justification, under usual circumstance, in the “on request” decision to abort (murder) an unborn child of God. All this said, for the record, the Patriot Pen agrees with most thinking individuals that abortion may be justified in cases of rape and incest, which are both generally non consensual sex, and to safeguard the life of the mother.

Laws regarding abortion vary considerably throughout the world. There are 16 nations that prohibit abortions altogether. Another 29 that only permit it to save the woman’s life. Another 26 permit abortion to preserve the health of the woman and 6 that allow it on broad social or economic grounds. The United States, along with 64 other nations, permit abortions on request during some part or all of a pregnancy. The laws in these 65 nations set various limits as to when abortions are legal. Usually these laws allow for abortions after the stated limit if certain exemptions are met. The Patriot Pen agrees with most thinking individuals that abortion may be justified in cases of rape, incest and to safeguard the life of the mother.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled concerning abortion as follows:

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), was a 7-2 landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. It divided pregnancy into three trimesters ruling that a woman has the right to choose and the government:

  1. Could not prohibit abortions during the first trimester.
  2. Could require reasonable health restrictions during the second trimester.
  3. Could prohibit abortions during the third trimester so long as the law contained exceptions to save the life or health of the mother.

Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) was a plurality opinion that abandoned Roe’s trimester standard in favor of a standard of fetal viability defined as 23 or 24 weeks. This non-binding opinion was made on June 29, 1992.

In the following listing, Fetal Viability is defined by the Supreme Court as “the capacity for meaningful life outside the womb, albeit with artificial aid” and not just “momentary survival;” and, LMP calculates the beginning of pregnancy from a woman’s Last Menstrual Period. States that do not explicitly enumerate the manner in which gestational age should be determined are labeled as “LMP” in keeping with standard medical practice. Under these guidelines, the abortion laws of the several States limit abortions as follows;

22 Weeks LMP (16): Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

24 Weeks LMP (4): Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

Fetal Viability (20): Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Third Trimester (1): Virginia.

Not Applicable (7 +DC): Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont.

Recently, two states, Mississippi and Texas, have passed laws lowering their limit to “on request” abortions to 15 weeks LMP and 6 weeks LMP respectively. These limits are significantly prior to fetal viability, usually set at between 22 and 24 weeks. The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument on the Mississippi law on December 1, 2021 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. There is considerable interest in this case on both sides of the abortion debate. To date Amici Curiae (Friend of the Court) Briefs accepted by the Supreme Court total 84 for Petitioners, 54 for Respondents and 4 in Support of Neither Party. These have come from a variety of organization and individuals. Nationally the 18 States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia have filed in one brief for the Petitioners in support of the Mississippi law. While the District of Columbia joined the 23 States of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin have filed in one brief for the Respondents against the law.

In Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), the Supreme Court was hampered by “limited” medical knowledge concerning when life began. In the Twenty-first Century, science and technology have put this question to rest. Today science tells us that the fetal heart begins to pump blood through the emerging circulatory system by day 20 after conception. This demonstrates the truth of the maxim, “Abortion stops a beating heart.” Since we mark the end of life, soon or late, with the stopping of a beating heart, should we not also mark the beginning of life with the start of an in utero beating heart. Additionally through modern technology, tens of thousands of ultrasound pictures proudly displayed on refrigerators attest that the mother is carrying a recognizable unborn child. We the People need to remember that the Creator endowed all men and women with Life and as our parents chose Life for us, We the People, individually and as a nation, should choose Life for our in utero Posterity and not just our already born Posterity.

Because of this the Patriot Pen sees no justification, under usual circumstance, in the “on request” decision to abort (murder) an unborn child of God. All this said, for the record, the Patriot Pen agrees with most thinking individuals that abortion may be justified in cases of rape and incest, which are both generally non consensual sex, and to safeguard the life of the mother.

May God Bless and Save the United States of America —
Our Constitutional Republic !