Biblical Worldview News:
Pro-Life Views upward shift; Victory for Religious Freedom
Abortion Poll: 17-Point Shift Toward Pro-Life Views in Single Month
Dr. Susan Berry
A Marist poll released Monday reveals recent legislation to make abortion a fundamental right and allow the procedure even moments before birth has led to a “sudden and dramatic shift” toward the pro-life position.
Ohio pro-life legislation – pass and fail
March 2019 – Two important pieces of pro-life legislation passed both houses of Ohio’s legislature in December. But one was vetoed by then Governor John Kasich (R).
By a landslide vote, state legislators passed SB 145, a bill banning dilation and evacuation procedures – dismemberment abortions. Kasich signed that bill into law on December 21.
In 2017 alone, approximately 3,500 babies were killed through dismemberment abortions in Ohio.
“Essentially, the abortionist dilates the woman’s cervix and then rips the baby limb from limb using sterile instruments,” explained Jamieson Gordon of Ohio Right to Life.
Conversely, after both houses of the legislature passed HB 258, known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” Gov. Kasich vetoed it before his term ended in January. While the House successfully voted to override his veto, the Senate failed by one vote.
Janet Porter of Faith2Action said pro-lifers will work with Gov. Mike DeWine (R) who has stated that if HB 258 passes again, he will sign the bill banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected – usually after six weeks of pregnancy (four weeks gestation).
“[W]e believe that is a very strong line to draw for the first evidences of life,” said Barry Sheets, spokesperson for Right to Life Coalition of Ohio.
Victory for Religious Freedom: Obama recess appointee ousted
March 2019 – Chai Feldblum (photo above) was a 2010 Barack Obama recess appointment to serve on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with protecting freedom of religious expression. Feldblum, however, was an outspoken opponent of religious freedom.
“Sexual liberty should win [over religious liberty] in most cases,” Feldblum has said.
Surprisingly, President Donald Trump renominated her to serve another term, but an uprising of conservative opposition moved him to reconsider.
AFA Action was among groups leading a campaign that moved the president to rescind the nomination.
“It’s a real victory for the U.S. Constitution and religious liberty in America!” exclaimed AFA Action director Rob Chambers.