Georgia LIFE Act: GOP faux-life bill does nothing to end abortion

There are several sad realities in today’s Republican Party, but one of the saddest is how they manipulate conservatives by pretending to champion our values every election season in an attempt to get our money and our votes. One of those values is life, or more specifically, ending the holocaust we know as abortion.

Like the political leeches they are, Republicans attach themselves to the pro-live movement — not to fight for and defend the unborn, but to preserve the party’s pathetic existence as they such the essence out of the host like the invertebrate parasites they are.

Sadly, the pro-life movement itself has allowed these bloodsuckers to continue feeding off them to the point that they too care more about their survival than the survival of the unborn. And just as the GOP makes money by pretending to fight the abortion industry, groups like the National Right to Life make money pretending to defend life even as they fight attempts by several states to pass laws that would actually ban abortion.

The so-called conservative media also benefits from a viable abortion industry. “Big talkers” ignore Republican lies and broken promises on abortion in exchange for positions of power and influence, and they endorse the party for hiding behind rhetorical attacks against the pro-abortion Far-Left every election season.

The latest example of the GOP’s betrayal on the life issue comes to us courtesy of the State of Georgia where Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed a bill into law that requires abortionists to first check for a heartbeat before killing the unborn child. Detect a heartbeat? No abortion.

Known as the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, Kemp patted himself on the back for signing the bill:

“Georgia is a state that values life. We protect the innocent. We champion the vulnerable. We stand up and speak for those unable to speak for themselves.

“The Life Act is very simple but also very powerful: The declaration that all life has value, that all life matters and that all life is worthy of protection.”

Bovine fecal matter!

Let’s look at the “detectable” heartbeat requirement. Who checks for the heartbeat? The abortionist. Who is performing the abortion? The abortionist. Who doesn’t get paid if a heartbeat is detected and the murder is called off? I think you get the idea.

Heartbeat or no heartbeat, the law is loaded with exemptions — the co-sponsor called them a “compromise” — that not only fail to protect “all life,” but makes the law essentially meaningless and unenforceable, including rape, incest, life of the mother, and “medically futile” pregnancies. The legislation describes medically futile as follows (emphasis mine):

“Medically futile” means that, in reasonable medical judgment, the unborn child has a profound and irremediable congenital or chromosomal anomaly that is incompatible with sustaining life after birth. This diagnosis is to be a medical judgment certified in the pregnant woman’s medical record by a reasonably prudent physician who is knowledgeable about the case and the treatment possibilities with respect to the medical conditions involved.”

Chromosomal anomaly? Do you know what causes Down’s Syndrome? That’s right, chromosomal anomalies. Under the so-called LIFE Act, an unborn baby with Down’s Syndrome can be murdered if a “reasonably prudent physician” feels the child is incapable of “sustaining life after birth.”

These obvious contradictions aside, co-sponsor of the bill, Republican Jinny Ehrhart, admitted in an interview with Trump’s morning intel team at Fox & Friends last month that the LIFE Act isn’t a solution to Roe v. Wade.

“This bill is a compromise. It does not overturn Roe v. Wade. It balances the rights and interests of the mother with the rights of that unborn child. It’s a balance.”

When the vague exceptions she included in the bill were pointed out, Ehrhart said, “Recognizing that those things are important to upholding the rights of those women, we have included that language in the bill.”

Translation? We made sure to put language in the bill that prevents it from doing what we promised voters it would do. See how pro-life we are?

In the end, however, this is what Republicans have been doing with the life issue for years. Give the illusion that you’re pro-life, repeat meaningless pro-life campaign promises, and pass (or act like you’re trying to pass) in-name-only pro-life legislation as close to an election as possible.

Life is an unalienable right given to us by God, but we have allowed the government to fill the role of rights-giver. When we accept government’s definition of something God has already defined, we’ve exchanged God’s authority for government’s authority.

And as the old saying goes, if we allow government to be the source of our rights, we also allow it to have the power to take our rights away … including the right to life. This is why any law that fails to absolutely protect life from conception is worthless.



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