However well New York can do liberalism, it seems Alabama can do conservatism better.
Yes, New York (and Vermont, by the way, in case you missed it) thinks that abortion up until the moment of birth is totally OK. In fact, they’ve codified it. Meanwhile, Alabama has gone the opposite direction.
On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law that could punish abortion providers in the state with the possibility of life in prison if the abortion wasn’t done with the life of the mother in mind.
“Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature,” Ivey said at the signing.
“To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians‘ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God,” she said.
Chris Cillizza, CNN’s ubiquitous editor at large, noted the two-pronged importance of the bill: “1) Alabama will become the state with the country’s most restrictive abortion law and 2) the law will immediately become fodder for the swirling debate over if (and when) the Supreme Court might consider overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.”
“This bill is about challenging Roe v. Wade and protecting the lives of the unborn, because an unborn baby is a person who deserves love and protection,” state Rep. Terry Collins, the Republican who sponsored the bill, said after its passage.
So, what does that mean? Well, Ivey was asked before the bill was signed about the financial burden of the babies who wouldn’t be aborted in Alabama.
“Where is the money coming from to support people who aren’t ready to be mothers or aren’t financially stable to take care of a child?” Jericka Duncan of CBS News said.
“You simply cannot defer protecting lives of unborn children because of cost,” Ivey said.
CBS’s @JerickaDuncan to Alabama @GovernorKayIvey before she signed the #AlabamaAbortionBan bill: “Where is the money coming from to support people who aren’t ready to be mothers or aren’t financially stable to take care of a child?” Ivey fired back you can’t put a $$ on life. pic.twitter.com/wHMCNsOsGJ
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 15, 2019
Thank you. And notice how the story always starts halfway through for liberals — they don’t notice life before they notice exceptions.
This is why we fight for the unborn. Not so that we can make the lives of young women difficult. Not so that we can make the lives of young men difficult. It’s because we realize that the youngest lives have been dealt the most terminal of difficulties — death in the womb.
We’re talking about the imposition on those who have chosen to create life as if this is the chief concern. Instead, Ivey — and others, obviously — are looking at the life they created.
Instead, the left wants to view what occurred as a “mistake” — nobody should have to pay the consequences for a mistake, should they?
And, indeed, we shouldn’t stigmatize those who choose to carry their children to full term out of marriage. That should be the opposite of what we do in a post-Roe v. Wade America.
But if you’re for life and you believe in a strict interpretation of the Constitution, that’s where our country should be headed.
It’s not about how much a life costs. It’s about the moral cost to our nation the longer that we countenance abortion.
New York can protect death all they want. We prefer life.
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