Refuting Massive Lie the Left Tells About Professional-Lifers

“It’s … arduous to take significantly Republicans’ passionate pleas for this physique to defend the existence of an unborn fetus after they appear to care so little about most of the existential threats which can be posed to each American after they’re born. … Evidently after delivery, life issues slightly bit much less to some folks on this physique.” 

So stated Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on the Senate ground in Could in assist of the so-called Girls’s Well being Safety Act, which might truly make abortion on demand, up by way of delivery, authorized nationwide.  

“If [Republicans] refuse to assist life after delivery, how can they declare to consider in it earlier than? Reality is, this isn’t about life and by no means has been. It’s about seizing energy and management,” wrote Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a tweet on June 24, the day the Dobbs v. Jackson Girls’s Well being Group determination got here down.  

Utilizing such rhetoric, the abortion motion has tried to disparage pro-lifers with the defective declare time and time once more, that the pro-life motion doesn’t care about moms and their kids after they’re born. 

For these unwilling even to acknowledge the humanity of an unborn little one, it’s apparently unattainable to acknowledge that there is already a huge pro-life security internet that provides ladies and their kids the love, assist, and safety they deserve far past simply the second of delivery. 

Immediately, there are a minimum of 2,700 pro-life being pregnant useful resource facilities nationwide, served by greater than 10,000 medical professionals, reaching practically 2,000,000 ladies, males, and youths per yr and providing companies from sexually transmitted illness testing and therapy to free ultrasounds, parenting lessons, maternity houses, and job coaching referrals—all at little or no price. 

The mixed worth of these companies and extra, largely privately supported, was a minimum of $266 million in 2019. 

Professional-life advocates have additionally been the driving pressure behind the creation and enlargement of kid tax credit and adoption tax credit on the federal and state ranges.  

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Congressional Republicans handed the first federal little one tax credit score in September 1997, only a few weeks earlier than what was Ocasio-Cortez’seighth birthday.  State and federal little one tax credit have steered effectively over $1 trillion again to households in the course of the previous quarter-century. 

One other hopeful signal is the present surge of motion supporting moms and infants in a broad swath of Southern, pro-life states. These states are concurrently performing to restrict abortion and broaden efforts to assist each mom and little one throughout and after delivery. 

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 5 in April, which together with prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks’ gestation, included $1,602,000 in recurring funds for the Division of Well being to set up fetal and toddler mortality overview committees in each area of the state.

It additionally requires the Complete Statewide Tobacco Training and Use Prevention Program to embody data focused at pregnant ladies and ladies who could grow to be pregnant. 

HB 5 comes a yr after DeSantis signed SB 2518, successfully extending postpartum eligibility for Medicaid from 60 days to 12 months of protection. In April, DeSantis signed HB 7065, which “aids in creating and sustaining protected, secure, nurturing relationships and environments for youngsters and households that enable kids to develop as much as their full potential” by implementing academic and mentorship applications.

The invoice encourages concerned fatherhood and is tied to $70 million in funding to the?Division of Juvenile Justice and the Division of Youngsters and Households to present assist for households and youth. 

In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott supported the Texas Well being and Human Companies Coalition in launching a web site to function a useful resource for households—together with expectant moms and new households—to search out and obtain the care and assist they want. 

The state additionally allotted $100 million of its price range this biennium to its Alternate options to Abortion program (a 20-fold improve in funding since 2006), a program that “promotes childbirth and offers assist companies to pregnant ladies and their households, adoptive dad and mom, and oldsters who’ve skilled miscarriage or the loss of a kid.” 

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In Georgia, a six-week “heartbeat” abortion regulation not too long ago took impact. Betsy’s Regulation (SB 116) permits nonprofits to present free housing for moms and their kids in want. Gov. Brian Kemp says the invoice will “assist  Georgia moms and their newborns” and proceed “Georgia’s status of being a state that protects life in any respect phases.”

Kemp additionally signed a Medicaid Postpartum Extension invoice, which took impact in July, extending protection from six months to at least one yr following delivery. 

In Tennessee, Gov. Invoice Lee proposed new being pregnant and postpartum advantages that embody an enlargement of well being care from 60 days to 12 months by way of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, which offers medical health insurance to roughly 1.6 million low-income Tennesseans, together with pregnant ladies and kids. 

The state additionally launched Tennessee Fosters Hope, a private-public alliance that engages “state companies, neighborhood organizations, the enterprise neighborhood, and homes of worship to raise high-quality care and alternatives for youngsters and households impacted by foster care and adoption.” 

Sadly, even because the pro-life motion continues to assist ladies earlier than, throughout, and after the delivery of their little one, doctrinaire abortion advocates have sought to stop ladies and kids from receiving the care they deserve. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said that “[w]ith Roe gone, it’s extra vital than ever to crack down on so-called ‘disaster being pregnant facilities.’” That crackdown towards being pregnant useful resource facilities is not only theoretical, however is embodied in actions like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of $21.4 million in line gadgets within the state price range that assist each moms and adoption. 

Most excessive is the motion of teams equivalent to Jane’s Revenge, which has taken credit score for firebombings and vandalism of being pregnant useful resource facilities and church buildings throughout the nation. 

Whereas pro-life Southern states have mixed limits on abortion with actual assist and sources for moms and their kids, the pro-abortion left has solely redoubled their fees that pro-lifers don’t take care of mom and little one after delivery. 

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Fiery rhetoric and firebombs are launched towards the very locations that serve these ladies and kids. Regardless of these hateful actions, that are doomed to fail, pro-lifers have superior, unrelenting of their efforts to defend life at each stage.  

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