‘On my daily bike ride, I had to stop and photo this. Standing in the street with my cell phone, photographing the yard with the yard signs, “Black Lives Matter,” “Hate Has No Home Here,” “Stop Asian Hate” and the ubiquitous sign with a list of virtues, the home’s resident came out the front door yelling, “What are you doing?” I replied, “I’m taking a picture of your yard for the Virtue-Signalling Yard of the Month Award.” “Get off my property, mind your own business, get a life,” she bellowed as an I rode away.’https://genzconservative.com/sights-to-be-seen-on-a-bike-ride/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=occupied-america-racist-anti-racism-and-the-contradictions-of-american-life_199
I’m originally from Iowa and am glad the Iowa legislature has enough backbone to stand up to this murder of the unborn.
‘The Iowa legislature has officially approved an amendment declaring there is no right to kill babies in abortions. The state constitutional amendment needs to be approved by the legislature one more time and then be approved by the voters on the ballot to become a part of the Iowa Constitution.
The Iowa state House passed an amendment late Tuesday that would protect unborn babies and ensure Iowans are not forced to fund abortions with their tax dollars. it would declare that there is no right to kill babies in abortions. The Senate followed suit today and now it must be passed again by both chambers in the 2023-24 General Assembly to be placed on the ballot.
It reads: “To defend the dignity of all human life and protect unborn children from efforts to expand abortion even to the point of birth, we the people of the State of Iowa declare that this Constitution does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.”
Leading pro-life advocates told LifeNews.com they were delighted that the legislature took the first step to getting the amendment in the state constitution.
“Today marks the first step in restoring the proper voice of the people of Iowa,” says Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader, a Coalition member. “In 2018, five radical, unelected judges stripped that voice away, declaring that they and they alone get to set Iowa’s abortion laws. Without constitutional grounds or any input of the people, they invented a so-called ‘right’ to abortion and then paved the way for future courts to force late-term abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion on Iowa.
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“But the vast majority of Iowans don’t want to fund elective abortions nor live in a state where a baby’s life can be snuffed out just moments before her first breath,” Vander Plaats continues. “The judges were wrong to silence Iowa voters and seize for themselves the power to rewrite the people’s constitution. Today, the Iowa Legislature was right to give Iowans our voice back.”
“The Life Amendment represents everyday Iowans telling unelected judges, ‘You don’t get to just decide the abortion debate for us,’” added Maggie DeWitte, executive director of Iowans for LIFE and spokeswoman for the Coalition of Pro-Life Leaders. “‘Because there’s one argument in the debate you didn’t take into account, one truth you can’t argue away: That little girl in her mother’s womb, she’s a baby.’”
The Life Amendment does not require the governor’s signature to advance.
Rep. Steve Holt, R-Denison, led debate on House Joint Resolution 5.
“For those that oppose this language, nobody mentions, ever, the unborn child,” Holt said. “Nobody mentions the second heartbeat.”
“You don’t even have to be pro-life to support this amend,” said Rep. Sandy Salmon, R-Janesville. She called it a “separation of powers amendment (that) corrects a power grab by handful of judges.”
Pro-life leaders said the amendment is necessary after the Iowa Supreme Court found a so-called “right” to abort unborn babies in the state constitution in 2018.
“What these judges did was even more extreme than Roe v. Wade,” DeWitte said.
Unless Iowans pass the amendment, she said the state will not have any protections for women and children from abortion “even up to the point of birth.”
To be added to the Iowa Constitution, the amendment must pass the state legislature during two consecutive sessions and then be approved by voters on the ballot, likely in 2024.
Such amendments are important because the abortion industry often turns to the courts to overturn pro-life laws. Some judges, including the Iowa Supreme Court in 2018, have found a so-called “right” to abortion in their state constitutions, and these decisions have been used to force taxpayers to fund abortions and restrict state legislatures from passing even minor, common-sense abortion restrictions.
For years, Tennessee and West Virginia were prevented from enacting abortion restrictions because of activist judicial rulings. In 2018, West Virginia voters passed a pro-life state constitutional amendment after decades of being forced by a court ruling to fund elective abortions with their tax dollars. Tennessee voters approved a similar amendment in 2014.
Several other states, including Kansas, Kentucky and Montana, also are considering pro-life state constitutional amendments this year.’https://www.lifenews.com/2021/05/19/iowa-legislature-passes-amendment-declaring-theres-no-right-to-kill-babies-in-abortions/
The following is part of an email from THE EPOCH TIMES.
‘Abraham Lincoln lost eight elections before becoming the 16th president of the United States. You can find the full record of his life in several historical sources; we’ve gathered these from the book Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield. Here are some of Lincoln’s notable defeats.
- In 1832, he ran for a seat in the Illinois State Legislature and lost. Two years later, he won and was re-elected three times.
- In 1838, he aspired to become speaker of the state legislature and lost.
- In 1840, he sought to become an elector in the Electoral College and lost.
- In 1843, he ran for the House of Representatives and lost. When he ran again in 1846, he won.
- In 1854, he ran for the U.S. Senate and lost.
- In 1856, he sought the vice-presidential nomination at this party’s national convention and got fewer than 100 votes.
- In 1858, he ran for the U.S. Senate again and lost again.
Finally, he ran for president in 1860, and things turned out far differently for him and for the nation. The rest, as they say, is history.
Abraham Lincoln kept loyal to his ideals, his beliefs, and his vision for America. What if he had stopped after his first defeat?’
‘Abortion was the biggest cause of death worldwide in 2020 – responsible for more fatalities than cancer, heart disease and coronavirus put together.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 73.3 million abortions take place every year, with almost 30 per cent of pregnancies ending in abortion.
The data group Worldometer estimates all other causes of death totalled nearly 59 million last year – meaning abortion is responsible for around 55 per cent of all deaths.
By comparison, communicable diseases were estimated to be responsible for 13 million deaths, and cancer for around 8 million worldwide. Coronavirus was reported to be behind more than 1.8 million deaths.
WHO estimates approximately 200,000 abortions take place every day – or more than two every second – meaning more than 3 million abortions have already taken place this year.
Last year, obtaining an abortion in the UK became easier than ever before, with Westminster politicians imposing a liberal abortion regime on Northern Ireland in March to allow abortion up to twelve weeks for any reason, up to 24 for most reasons, and up to birth if the unborn child is deemed to have a disability.
In England, Wales and Scotland, emergency coronavirus measures were used to introduce DIY home abortions, whereby women can now obtain abortion pills following only a telephone or video consultation, and without having been seen in person. Despite concerns that the practice is unsafe, politicians are consulting on making the temporary changes permanent.’https://www.christian.org.uk/news/abortion-the-biggest-cause-of-death-in-2020-by-far/