These days, abortion is more than legal by government standards; it’s actually promoted. In the continuing episodes of abortion and legal hypocrisy in our nation comes Austin, TX who, like Baltimore, Maryland, has passed an ordinance forcing crisis pregnancy centers to “disclose” that they don’t provide baby-killing services.
You’ve got to be kidding me. There are cities in this nation so obsessed with keeping murder legal that they waste time and tax dollars to enforce a law that essentially says that places that exist to love and help women must disclose they will not help them do harm to their babies?
So let me get this straight—you have to tell me you will not help me kill my baby for your profit but you don’t have to tell me if you will?
That’s what the ordinance says, and it was passed unanimously by the Austin City Council. Planned Parenthood, and other abortion centers, have no such similar requirement to say that they do provide or promote abortion. Instead, once again those fighting for life are being harnessed with unreasonable requirements.
Since when was trying to help a woman find comfort and keep a life, rather than making a quick decision she will likely regret for the rest of her life, a bad thing that needed government intervention?
Every day there seems to be another government official or entity that goes beyond exerting alleged rights to take a life, but goes even a step further, invading our rights as those who don’t believe abortion is a viable choice. These people are not content to settle for abortion being legal, at virtually all stages of pregnancy, at that. Instead they seem to search for loopholes and laws, for guises and grievances, to insert more restrictions so that the only choice left is their choice, which, of course, violates our choice.
This is an opportune time to remember that we are not called to be silent as the government railroads us. Whether it be on a national level or a local one, we are to heed the voice of Proverbs 31:8-9:
Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
If we don’t speak out when the small things happen we will have no voice when they take away more freedoms.
Crisis pregnancy centers reach women who are in a crisis pregnancy. Period. Why does that need a sign saying they won’t receive information on allowing their unborn child to be put to death so someone can make a profit? They are doing exactly what their business perpetuates. This should need no ordinance for disclosure. If anyone should have to disclose what really happens, it should be those that shed blood for a profit and never give a thought to the woman’s emotional well-being after the credit card is swiped.
The real question here is if the Austin (or Baltimore) city council is using its resources to better the city? The answer to that question will be revealed at the polls when the leaders are up for reelection.