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David Ripley: By All Means, the Slaughter Must Continue

March 22nd, 2020 by Halli

By All Means, the Slaughter Must Continue

Posted: 22 Mar 2020 02:23 AM PDT

The US Surgeon General has announced guidelines to America’s medical industry telling them that, for the foreseeable future, elective surgeries should be postponed. This is in preparation for helping the unknown number of Chinese Virus victims in the days and weeks ahead. It is also a sensible risk management strategy – trying to limit the exposure of more people to the virus.

Yet Planned Parenthood has been resisting this order. All across the country elective abortions are proceeding apace – as if nothing else mattered.

There are news reports that at least 3 Planned Parenthood abortionists have tested positive for the virus. It is unknown how many women and others these people have potentially infected.

In at least one state, officials have had enough. The Ohio Attorney General has issued a “cease and desist” order directed at abortion facilities in the state. Yet news reports indicate that at least two abortion centers are continuing to abort babies in defiance of the order. Such defiance imperils the public’s health and safety. But the killing at Planned Parenthood must continue – even as the nation struggles to save as many other humans as possible from the threat of the Chinese Virus.

This controversy over legalized abortion in the era of the virus can only accelerate in the coming days.

Massachusetts officials are attempting to circumvent this insanity by declaring that elective abortions are not to be considered as “nonessential, elective procedures” under their revised guidelines for doctors, clinics and hospitals operating in that state. Put more clearly, the Massachusetts Department of Health considers abortion to be an “essential” medical procedure, even in the midst of a national health care crisis of unknown proportions.

The juxtaposition of health officials working to protect both the public health and the Abortion Industry illustrates how profoundly compromised our health care system has become through its accommodation of Roe v. Wade. As the nation mortgages personal liberty and our financial stability to combat an invisible threat to public health and lives – it seems the height of insanity to proceed with the willful, wholesale destruction of babies in the womb.

We can only pray that this national crisis will help us recover a consistent and thorough appreciation of life.

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David Ripley: Idaho Legislature Chooses Life

March 19th, 2020 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

The Idaho House of Representatives gave final approval to SB1385 this week in an historic rebuke to the abortion regime forced upon the states by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. Under the legislation, virtually all abortions in Idaho will become a criminal act upon a reversal of the Roe decision.

By a vote of 49-18 (with 3 legislators absent), the Idaho House affirmed that preborn children should be protected under the laws of the state. That follows an equally-lopsided vote by the Idaho Senate last week. SB1385 now heads to the desk of pro-Life governor Brad Little.

The significance of this legislation cannot be overstated.

After some 50 years of legalized abortion, the Idaho Legislature made it clear to the Supreme Court and the nation at large that Roe is far from “settled” … and far from just. Despite the best efforts of the Abortion Lobby, its media allies, the Supreme Court, academics and other social elites – the People of Idaho, through their duly elected representatives, categorically reject the notion that it is “okay” to destroy innocent children in the womb.

Some in the pro-Life movement have sought to impede this legislation, arguing that it doesn’t really do anything. We beg to differ. This legislation will soon become the law in Idaho. It unapologetically makes 98% of all abortions happening in the state today illegal, once the Supreme Court recovers its proper limits of authority by restoring to the states the power to protect preborn babies and women from the scourge of abortion.

SB1385 contains narrow exceptions to protect the life of the mother, as well as abortions in cases of rape and incest. Many pro-Lifers are opposed to the latter exceptions – and for good reason. Babies conceived by rape are no less human, no less valuable than babies conceived in less violent circumstances. Yet, to save those babies, it is necessary to first change the current paradigm. We must re-establish the value of human life; and SB1385 does that.

Immediately upon Governor Little’s signature, this new law will begin instructing a new generation of Idahoans that the taking of innocent life is wrong. In fact, it is a crime. It says to all Idahoans that the State of Idaho rejects the contention that preborn children do not matter.

SB1385 also puts additional pressure on the US Supreme Court to reverse course on abortion “rights” and return the matter to the states – as it was from the time of the Continental Congress. Idaho becomes the 10th state to place a “trigger law” on its books – laws which make opposition to legalized abortion more than theoretical.

We wish to thank Sen. Todd Lakey and Rep. Megan Blanksma for their leadership in getting SB1385 through the Legislature – as well as the 30 other legislators who became co-sponsors of our bill to reaffirm the duty to protect the least among us.

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David Ripley: Idaho Senate Passes Historic Bill

March 16th, 2020 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

This past week the Idaho Senate approved SB 1385 by an overwhelming margin. This historic bill seeks to re-establish a “Trigger Law” in Idaho, whereby we will again recriminalize virtually all abortions in the state upon a reversal of Roe. Every Republican senator (but one) voted to affirm that they wanted to see a day when babies in the womb are again protected by the law. The Idaho Senate chose Life.

There are currently eight other states with “trigger laws” on the books. In each case, abortions automatically become illegal again once the Supreme Court re-establishes the authority of the states to defend the health and lives of their respective citizens.

Sen. Todd Lakey (R-Nampa) did an excellent job of making the case for this legislation to his colleagues in the Idaho Senate.

Democrat members of the Senate, of course, fought the bill. Planned Parenthood adamantly opposed the legislation in both committee and on the floor of the Senate.

One of the primary reasons to get this legislation placed in Idaho Code is the effect it will have on the next generation of Idahoans. It will begin teaching them that abortion is not only not right – it is a grave injustice to both child and mother. In fact, the State of Idaho views abortion as a crime.

And that message, we pray, will not be lost on the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite their best sales techniques and august declarations – the people of America are not buying the notion that killing preborn is (secretly) enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. After some 50 years, most Americans continue to assert that Roe is unjust and an affront to the history of that amazing document.

Hopefully other states will join us in enacting trigger laws. We understand that the Utah Legislature has just passed one. Acting together, the states can put tremendous pressure on the US Supreme Court to correct its gross twisting of the Constitution.

The Idaho House will take up SB 1385 this next week. We need your prayers to ensure that this historic legislation gets enacted prior to adjournment.

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David Ripley: So When Does Life Begin?

March 12th, 2020 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Most pro-Life people take it as an article of faith that life begins at conception.

But we recently ran across an academic paper which put that question to the world’s scientific community. You may be surprised to learn that 96% of the biologists interviewed for that paper agreed that life begins at conception.

Dr. Steven Jacobs, completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Chicago, submitted his question about the beginning of human life to a huge sample of biologists working at over 1000 academic institutions around the world. 5,577 scientists responded to his survey, representing some 86 countries. The scientists participating in the study reflected the strong left-ward ideology we’ve come to expect from the academic world (89% identified as ‘politically liberal’). 85% of the scientists participating in the study reported that they support abortion “rights”.

Yet, 96% of these biologist were nevertheless compelled by the rules of science to acknowledge that human life begins at conception.

Those of us involved in the struggle to defend preborn children are not, of course, shocked by this scientific finding. Indeed, it is not simple faith alone which dictates such a view; logic itself demands an admission that each of our lives traces its beginning to that wondrous moment of fertilization.

What is shocking is the glaring disconnect between our scientific understanding and the pompous jurists who contort reason and hard evidence to uphold the right of a woman to terminate an innocent human life. They have long engaged in a willful ignorance of commonly known facts to obtain a political objective they find pleasing.

Lord willing, we are on the cusp of a new enlightenment and honesty from the federal judiciary regarding the holocaust they have unleashed upon American society. The cold fact is that abortion means the destruction of a human being.

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David Ripley: Governor Signs Historic Bill

March 5th, 2020 by Halli

Idaho Chooses Life

Governor Brad Little has signed SB 1385 into law. This is an historic and courageous act, which sets a pro-Life future for Idaho.

The Human Life Protection Act makes virtually all abortions illegal in the State of Idaho upon the reversal of Roe v. Wade. This will now happen automatically because of the leadership that Gov. Little has provided to the state.

Under the act, also known as a “trigger law”, abortionists will face prison time for performing an illegal abortion. In the future we hope will soon be here, all elective abortions will be criminal. Abortions would be permitted when the woman’s life is threatened, or in cases of rape or incest. But in those rare situations, the abortionist would still be required to do everything she can to save the baby’s life. That may not mean much early in a pregnancy, but it could be life-saving later on.

In addition, the woman or girl must present a police report or a filing with Child Protection Services prior to an abortion being performed in cases of rape and incest.
Most pro-Life people are uncomfortable with rape and incest exceptions. And rightly so: The baby should not be made to pay the price for the sins of the father. Still, these cases are called “hard” because there is a real and genuine crime against the woman or girl. The mother in those cases is a victim too. Compassion is required for both the baby and the girl.
While SB1385 is not a perfect solution to those problems, it is a righteous beginning. It would make illegal over 98% of all abortions occurring in Idaho today. Once it becomes established as the law, once it creates a new social order – we will be in a much stronger position to protect and save those babies conceived in rape and incest.

The Human Life Protection Act must await action by the US Supreme Court before it becomes fully effective. But we believe this historic law will begin saving lives long before that day. It establishes a new paradigm in Idaho by rejecting the whole structure of legalized abortion as patently unjust. SB1385 will, we pray, begin instructing the next generation of Idahoans that abortion is morally wrong.

In addition to Governor Little, we wish to thank Rep. Megan Blanksma and Sen. Todd Lakey for their leadership and sacrifice in getting this historic bill through the Idaho Legislature.

Blessed be the Name of the Lord for this great victory.

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