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For many years now, I have wanted to attend the annual March for Life and Evangelicals for Life gatherings in Washington D.C. but my busy schedule has not allowed it. I am delighted to say, this year I will be there among the many people standing up for the life of the preborn and their mothers.
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Forty-four years of unsettled law
To mark the somber 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I wrote an op-ed published in the Arizona Capitol Times. In it, I address the fact that Roe v. Wade did not settle the issue of abortion and I look at how hearts and minds are changing over the years:
Forty-four years ago this month, the Supreme Court of the United States deemed abortion on demand legal. Women’s rights groups celebrated and abortion clinics thrived as much of society embraced the idea of women rewriting their futures after making a “mistake.”
Millions of preborn babies’ lives would be lost over the next four decades and countless would-be mothers came face to face with the tragedy of regret and the harms of abortion.
Yet clearly, the tide is turning with Americans, especially women, waking up to the horrors of abortion.
A record low… but still too high
For the first time since just after the passage of Roe v. Wade, abortions have dropped below one million in a year. In both 2013 and 2014, the number of abortions dropped below the one million mark and even the pro-abortion research group Alan Guttmacher Institute partially credits the pro-life movement.
Arizona’s abortion rate also dropped in 2015, continuing a downward trend.
Although we celebrate a lower abortion rate, I grieve for those preborn babies lost to abortion and their mothers who live with the regret.
To me, it’s indisputable that abortion stops a beating heart. Abortion also harms women and breaks a woman’s heart. I pray for healing for women who have suffered the tragedy of abortion.
Read more about that here.
Read the full article on the lower abortion rate here.
God not welcome in AZ schools
Representative Mark Cardenas introduced HB2314, which would prohibit the use of public and charter school resources for a religious purpose. This includes facilities, vehicles, computer hardware or software, web pages, personnel, equipment, materials, buildings, etc. Nothing can be used for religious purposes.
These strict limitations would outlaw any mention of Christmas, as well as many of Dr. Martin Luther King’s great quotes. It would also mean religious groups could not gather on campus after school, use any equipment or facilities, and potentially much more.
These types of bills infringe on students’ and teachers’ rights and are based on the misconception that the Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, when in fact, it prohibits only the establishment of a religion by the government.
Read HB2314 here.