A Law to Protect Abortion Survivors Shouldn’t Be Necessary, but It Is - Russell Moore
Abortion

A Law to Protect Abortion Survivors Shouldn’t Be Necessary, but It Is

Tweet Share

Today I have a piece in National Review Online on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act hearings that happened this week.

Here’s an excerpt:

Even as Americans debate abortion, surely it isn’t too much to expect our government to protect, at minimum, the life of any person once he or she is born. Because no matter how hard some might try, there is simply no logic, even in the abortion lobby’s best talking points, that could begin to justify such callous neglect.

Everyone should recognize that denying basic medical care to born infants is wrong. There is no justification for leaving a child on a table to die. This is why the idea of a medical professional choosing to look away and ignore the cries of an infant child as it lies there gasping for air sends shocks through one’s conscience.

If we take a step back, we realize that this isn’t even about a woman’s so-called right to choose. Taking an infant’s life outside the womb is not abortion. Even so, politicians beholden to the likes of Planned Parenthood resist any consideration of measures, such as this bill, that would protect these innocent children.

Our children deserve better. Age is no marker of dignity. Even the smallest among us are fully deserving of protection from violence.

Read the entire piece here.

You are part of a family and family is difficult because family – every family – is an echo of the gospel.

Purchase

About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency 
of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

More