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Life is Sacred – Simple, True

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2023
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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Stop. And. Think. If YOU were a baby, as you once were, and were in a condition of terrible distress, helpless, struggling for life – with or without the cause being a failed abortion – would you want a doctor to tend to you, try to save your life, give you the chance to one day become YOU?

That is that fundamental question that was put to the US House last week, and stunningly – whether out of conviction, disinterest, amorality, immorality, reflexive pro-abortion views, apathy, or party discipline – 210 Democrats in the House voted to let the baby die. 220 Republicans voted for life. See, e.g.,

Specifically, the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” passed the US House, now controlled by Republicans by 220-210, sending that bill to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where it is sure to fail or fail to get a vote.

The real question is how – in a country which prides itself on “doing what it right,” ostensibly having moral compass – 210 members of the House, all Democrats, can argue that these children, once born, should die.

Having watched the debate on television, the arguments lofted by leading Democrats on the House floor would be laughable if not tragic. They included passionately offered claims that these children might die with added care, that the hospital endangered them, and that saving a nearly aborted child by administering care to that child might make abortion illegal nationwide.

Do these Democrats really believe this? If so, where has their logic, reason, moral fiber, balance, capacity to think, capacity to care? If not, what animates this ridiculous argument that saving a child means banning abortion?

Perhaps more bluntly, how does the dominant Democrat position – which is to push for abortions without limit, to the end of a pregnant mother’s term, and assuring the child which manages to get born dies – square with ANY understanding of what is morally right? 

From Democrats who disavow religion, and got elected anyway, voters can be forgiven for expecting nothing. They have what they voted for. But from those Democrats who claim to be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or any other loving faith – what is going on? How can you vote to let a child die?

The answer, sadly, seems to be that party politics has overwhelmed personal introspection, that notion that those of faith answer to God, or might apply what they are voting for to themselves. The answer is that morality takes a back seat to gong along, getting funded by Democrat leaders, reelection.

If this country is ever going to get back on track, become what we have been at our best, members of Congress have to stop pretending they live in a world disconnected from the one we live in, that votes are cast in a vacuum, and that what they spend, dictate, imagine, and mandate does not apply to them. 

True, they are born, so this bill which would save their life at birth is moot as it relates to them. But it is not moot as it relates to millions of babies yet unborn, who may be born in need of immediate medical care, and left to die.

To be clear, what is at stake is something bigger than party loyalty, some personality or party driven outcome. What is at stake – when voting on a bill as straight-forward and humanitarian as this one – is the fate of another’s life, meaning the conscience and moral position of the member voting.

In aggregate, these votes – 210 members who were willing to let that baby die, administer no aid, step away, look away, ignore the screams, close the door, and do nothing – are making a profound statement about themselves.

Perhaps more lasting than the loss of one small life – although that is certainly lasting in an eternal way for the life lost – is what such a stunningly unfeeling, morally indefensible vote means for the conscience of this nation.

If America to is remain America, we must always be able to listen, learn, absorb both what others offer as their view of conscience, and listen to our own. This vote was not about promoting abortion, or anything of the like. It was about life, whether it is sacred enough to save or amounts to nothing.

In an era when words seem to be used so loosely they are losing meaning, the word “life” has a real, concrete, and incontrovertible meaning: One is either alive or one is not, and if alive, we either believe life is sacred or we do not.

At least 220 members of the US House think a helpless, crying, breathing, baby – that miracle, brought into the world and desperate to stay alive, deserves our every effort to keep them alive.

As for the rest, who pat each other on the back in the House chamber, argue they are making the world safe for unfettered abortions by letting innocent children die, I have no further words. Senate Democrat leader, Mr. Schumer, is equally callous, says the bill is “doomed” in his Senate.

As for the Vice President, a woman who calls saving a child’s life once born “extreme,” I have no words. For those who read this and are unmoved and believe that their rights are impinged by seeking to save these children, I have no words.

My simple plea is to return to the origins of your faith, and if you have no faith, ponder again why so many do. Stop. And. Think. If YOU were that baby, as you once were, and were in a condition of life-and-death distress, crying and helpless, struggling for life – with or without considering the cause – what would you want done? If you would prefer to live, let others. Life and death are real, words notwithstanding. Life is sacred, yours and the child’s – simple, true.

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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Patroit52
Patroit52
1 year ago

As profound as it is that so many in Congress could even comprehend withholding care from an innocent baby to save its life, I find it equally profound that America could even have such people representing our country. Their moral compass is broken and as that is the case so are their social values and integrity. America must clean up our representation then maybe we can become respected and admired once again.

wellwisher58
wellwisher58
1 year ago

I wonder, if a child was left on their doorstep, would they save it or leave it outside to die? If so what is the difference? And another thing, doctors take an oath which includes:Declaration of a new doctorNow, as a new doctor, I solemnly promise that I will to the best of my ability serve humanity
I will practice medicine with integrity, humility, honesty, and compassion.
I shall never intentionally do or administer anything to the overall harm of my patients.
I will oppose policies in breach of human rights and will not participate in them.

james carlyle
james carlyle
1 year ago

I don’t think Kamala identifies with mothers-being of a different gender from those that reproduce.

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
1 year ago

Demon rats have no consideration for anything other than their own self centered selves.

CoNMTX
CoNMTX
1 year ago

When you live at the whims of Satan, you no longer have any feelings for murdering babies or anyone else. The demo/socialist party is void of all human emotions. The are evil and Godless people without conscience. However, they will be judged. I wouldn’t want to be them at the moment they die.

William Boylan
William Boylan
1 year ago

This is an important article, but like so many other AMAC articles, it contains far too many grammatic errors. Here’s one: “That is that fundamental question that was put to the US House last week,”. It should read, “ “That is the fundamental question . . .” Such errors are annoying, distracting and take away from the context of the article.

Please, AMAC, edit these things before publishing.

Tony
Tony
1 year ago

Satan has warped these people’s minds to the point they have lost all morality…this mindset is only a step away from lying elderly people just die because they are not productive…I pray that each of those 216 Demoncraps will burn in Hell forever where gnashing of teeth is not a metaphor…

Terri
Terri
1 year ago

Birth Control does not equal Abortion. Birth Control is PREVENTION. Abortion is MURDER

Texas Resister 64
Texas Resister 64
1 year ago

When the subject is abortion, at any stage, the question we must first act is “what is this?” If this has human DNA, which if allowed to develop will normally look, feel, smell, yell and act like a human child, then this is a human being and human person who deserves treatment as such. Full human dignity, life, liberty and property (the last of which all states recognize when the birth is after the death of the father–the child will inherit with all other children) is the child’s due.

This abortion survivor situation is an entirely different issue. The child is already born. Nobody can argue about what “this” is. If someone does not grant the survivors the rights of a child born “in acceptance,” then that person who does not grant those rights is a monster. Not just illogical, but monstrously so.

Baby
Baby
1 year ago

“If you were a baby”

baby: man I hope I don’t get shot in an American school lol

offhand
offhand
1 year ago

There are two belief systems in the world. The first is that there just aren’t enough resources in the world. Based on that belief resources have to be regulated, controlled, and limited. Population has to be reduced, and reproduction controlled. The focus is on Mother Earth and her lack of ability to provide for all the humans who are out of balance with her. The second belief system comes from trusting that human ingenuity can find a way to support as many people as our imaginations can conceive. The reason for shortages in this belief system are the members of group 1 who want to control everything, who commit crimes against humanity through bio warfare, genocide, and internment. I personally believe in the Bible that gave the commandments of repopulate the earth and have dominion over every living thing (plants and animals, not other human beings). The earth was given to us for our use and in the end will be burned and rolled flat like a scroll. You are free to disagree, but that puts you in the group that believes you have to control everyone else…

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
1 year ago

To Robert B. Charles, This article ” Life is Sacred – Simple, True ” , I believe is vital in many ways, and on different levels , all having to do with how someone considers what is the meaning of the Will of God , and how someone views the idea of having a moral responsibility in this life. I agree that Life is Sacred, Simple, True. All praise to the 220 members of Congress who voted for the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act . As for the 210 who did not , probably the best comment can be found in the way you questioned their thoughts , ” … where is their logic , reason , moral fiber , balance, capacity to think, capacity to care ? ” The Declaration of Independence has some room for thought here on this issue, 2nd paragraph, ” We hold these truths
to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” So , that was the spirit of those patriots at Independence Hall , in Congress, in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776 , in the process of building the foundation for this country. Having a sense of purpose and living by a code of conduct that respects Life and realizes that responsibilities are part
of living properly is a good outlook to have . As I mentioned in the beginning of this comment I believe this article you wrote is vital many ways , just contemplating the belief that Life is Sacred – Simple, True , is a great thought. In keeping with the teachings of Christ, with respect for the will of God. May thoughts of kindness, fairness , and courage to defend what is right influence the spirit of those here in the United States of America who believe that Life is Sacred – Simple, True .

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