Tuesday, April 30, 2019

UPDATED: Update on SB 1033 - PASSED Out of Senate HHS Committee & PASSED to Engrossment in Senate

UPDATE as of 5/7/19 - PASSED to Engrossment on the Senate floor by a vote of 20-11. Getting there!

I'm a little late in getting this post out there as this news broke during Orthodox Holy Week and I was otherwise occupied, but I didn't want this news to pass without blogging about it as well. The PreBorn Non-Discrimination Act ("PreNDA"), SB 1033, passed out of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee last week, on April 23, 2019, by a vote of 6-3. 

This is great news! This bill needs a full floor vote, but there is movement, thanks be to God! 

Also, a hearing was held on its companion bill, HB 2434, on April 17, 2019, before the House HHS Committee. I watched part of that testimony which started very late in the evening and went until the wee hours of the morning of April 18. There were vastly more in favor of it than against it. It has not been voted on there as yet.

One of my favorite testimonies came from this little boy who is pictured with Speaker Bonnen:

Should he not have been born? It's just unfathomable to me that anyone who calls themselves pro-life would support this sort of discriminatory abortion. All human life has dignity and value and is worthy of protection and support.

Of course, there were testimonies of families pressured to abort after a diagnosis and testimonies of those who were given an inaccurate diagnoses and pressured to abort. It's utterly diabolical. 

I've read of such incidents the whole time I've been in the pro-life movement. But it is quite another matter to watch people give their testimonies in a hearing and under oath. If that doesn't move you, I don't know what else will. What if they had succumbed to this pressure? And, why are doctors pressuring them to choose death anyway? So much for pro-choice, which has always been a lie anyway. 

This is clearly about eugenics. "Cleansing" society of the least among us - those determined to have less value and be useless. Margaret Sanger's philosophy. It's sick. It's wrong. It's Naziism in it's truest form. And it is everywhere. Iceland claims to have "eradicated" Down Syndrome. How? Genocide. 100% abortion rate for those pregnancies with that diagnosis. Very progressive, no? Note that America is quickly trying to catch up with places like Iceland. We should have no part of it and it and similar diagnoses certainly should not form the basis for exceptions to otherwise pro-life legislation, which is what we have had thus far even in Texas.  

I salute all those who are working on this legislation for seeing the value of all life and working to protect it - and for their consistent life ethic that is so often absent among groups I have come to call faux life groups. We must be consistent or we lose the argument by default and simple logic. 

I'll let you know more when I do.

Thanks for reading!