By Eddy Justice
I am deeply thankful for the blessings of liberty poured out over our nation. As a Conservative Republican, I feel no small sense of pride when I stand to sing our national anthem or pay homage to our nation. Even in our elementary schools, we pledge allegiance to a flag that stands for freedom, liberty, and justice for all.
Unfortunately in some states, those rights only extend to those deemed old enough and “viable” enough to survive under Democrat rule.
There is something deeply wrong with our society when there are states that brandish the death penalty against children up to the moment of birth; where the sanctity and dignity of life is denied even up to moments before birth. Recent laws passed by New York and proposed legislation in Virginia is a testament to this. Democrats will deny the preciousness of life and of infants so long as they remain in the womb.
This insistence that fully viable children, even those in the third trimester, should be sacrificed is tantamount to infanticide in some cases. They claim that these most-recent laws are narrowly tailored to only cover cases where the health of the mother is at risk, but this opens the floodgates of opportunity for doctors to push for late-term abortions for scared women with a dichotomous choice of “it’s your child’s life, or yours”. The irony is lost on them that in the State of New York it is illegal to administer the death penalty to murderers and criminals, but celebrated to do so to an unborn child.
By allowing such an egregious bill to become law in their state, Democrats are further denying the fundamental right to life. Without being graphic, this extends to a mother in dilation or a young child crowning at birth.
I am unabashedly pro-life. I am against abortion. It does not stem from a desire to enforce my opinions on others. It comes from my faith which declares that God forms us in the womb and attributes dignity to humanity, even to the unborn. I believe that life begins at conception. To end the life of an unborn child is plain murder. I believe the celebration of such an act is plain lunacy.
We as a nation continue to face the greatest moral struggle of the age. The question ultimately boils down to whether life begins at conception. Whether we hold life sacred at all stages or we do not. Whether we believe that everyone deserves a chance at life or we do not. Whether we will support the livelihood of both the mother and child, or we tolerate the greatest moral atrocity imaginable–the killing of children.
At stake in this argument is the soul of our country. America was founded on the vision that every human life has worth, that everyone should be able to live as citizens of a free nation without threat from their own government or their neighbors. It is sad that even today we fail to recognize human worth in the womb. I ask my neighbors to join me in speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves and to pray that justice and fairness would flow like a river that never runs dry. Most importantly, I ask that we finally live up to the solemn promise of our nation’s pledge and to ensure “liberty and justice for all.”
Eddy Justice is a Republican Activist in Southeast Missouri. He recently filed the necessary paperwork to run as a Republican for Senate District 25, to replace a term-limited Senator Doug Libla. Senate District 25 is comprised of Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Shannon, and Stoddard Counties.