One of the biggest tragedies about widespread constitutional illiteracy is that Americans often fail to consider what it means to live in a federalist system.
Roe v. Wade may have effectively legalized abortion nationwide, but this doesn’t mean that it is, at the end of the day, legal.
It ends a human life, which is homicide and out to be classified as such by any lawmaker or elected official who intends to carry out their duty to honor the U.S. Constitution.
The thing is, there are thousands of lawmakers and elected officials across the country who have the power to enforce the true law of the land, that irrefutably moral law that bans abortion and ought to be enforced nationwide.
We can have all the marches, write all the op-eds, share all the social media posts, cite all the data, but the only way we are going to really ban abortion is if honorable leaders committed to protecting the right to life stand up and do so.
Disrn reports that the city of New Home, Texas has become the fifteenth city nationwide and in Texas to ban abortion, joining Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Gilmer, Westbrook, Rusk, Colorado City, Gary, Big Spring, Wells, Whiteface, and East Mountain.
One of the many New Home residents in support of the ordinance is Superintendent for New Home Independent School District Shane Fiedler.
“I think the vote is an important step for our families and students of New Home,” Superintendent for New Home Independent School District and supporter of the ordinance, Shane Fiedler said.
“We are sending a message not just for today, but for 10, 20, 30 years in the future. We are taking a stand against abortion. It is time to call right right and wrong wrong.”
Abortion is defined by the New Home Ordinance as “the act of using or prescribing an instrument, a drug, a medicine, or any other substance, device, or means with the intent to cause the death of an unborn child of a woman known to be pregnant.”
If such an act is done to “save the life or preserve the health of an unborn child, remove a dead, unborn child whose death was caused by accidental miscarriage, or remove an ectopic pregnancy” this would not be considered an abortion.
Disrn explains that:
The ordinance is made up of two mechanisms: a public, delayed enforcement and a private, immediate enforcement. The delayed enforcement mechanism requires the abortion doctor and anyone who aids and abets the abortion doctor for any abortion which takes place within New Home’s city limits to pay fines.
Under the private enforcement mechanism, the ordinance states, “Any person, corporation, or entity that commits an unlawful [act] . . . other than the mother of the unborn child that has been aborted, shall be liable in tort to a surviving relative of the aborted unborn child, including the unborn child’s mother, father, grandparents, siblings or half-siblings. The person or entity that committed the unlawful act shall be liable to each surviving relative of the aborted unborn child for: (a) Compensatory damages, including damages for emotional distress; (b) Punitive damages; and (c) Costs and attorneys’ fees.”
Let’s see this trend continue to spread, to other cities and states! Leaders, if you truly believe that abortion is immoral, you truly do have the power to act to save lives.
Are you willing to act on your principles?
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