My friend Jeff is not only great at finding out pro-life and abortion-war news, but is also a great warrior in that culture war. Recently, he wrote to his elected representative, Sen. Carl Levin (from this, you can guess that Jeff, like myself, is in the fine State of Michigan) concerning Sen. Levin's support for FOCA and other destructive legislation.
And Sen. Levin wrote back - check out the Senator's response, and then Jeff's fine commentary on this matter.
From the desk of Carl Levin ....
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Freedom of Choice Act (S.1173). I have heard from many constituents regarding this legislation, including some who recently visited my Washington office to discuss this issue with my staff. While I have found that people of goodwill often have difficulty finding common ground on issues relating to abortion, I have also learned to respect the deeply held beliefs of those on both sides of the debate.
Among other provisions, S.1173 would state that “it is the policy of the United States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child, to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to protect the life or health of the woman.” As you may know, this legislation was not considered before the adjournment of the 110th Congress. Should related legislation be brought before this session of Congress, I will certainly keep your views in mind.
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that the right to privacy guaranteed by the Constitution "necessarily includes the right of a woman to decide whether or not to terminate a pregnancy" during the first trimester. However, the Court held that states may regulate or even prohibit post-viability abortions, providing the ban contains an exception to protect the life and health of the woman.
While I am personally opposed to abortions unless they are performed to save the life or health of the mother or are performed as a result of rape or incest, I support a public policy that permits a woman to decide whether or not to have an abortion within the guidelines set by Roe v. Wade.
I appreciate you sharing your views with me.
From the desk of Jeff the Culture Warrior ...
Check out Senator Carl Levin's response to abortion, but especially read the beginning of the 4th paragraph. Unbelievable! His attitude and his statements don't cut it. These pathetic and unacceptable statements will not be good enough to stand before almighty God when he has to give an account for cooperating with evil and being responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent babies. "To much is given, much is expected." My advice: Carl - You can't play both sides of the fence. God even said that he will spew out the lukewarm. Repent before it's too late Carl!
I have nothing to add. Jeff, you are the man, the boy, the kiddie. There is nothing more to be said other than your comments. You perfectly encapsulate EVERYTHING we are trying to say here.
Jeff, this beer from a company not supporting abortion or the homosexual agenda is for you!