U.S. states and territories should be allowed to outlaw abortion

Even though U.S. states and territories are not currently allowed to enact outright bans on abortion because of the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, U.S. states and territories should be allowed to outlaw abortion because unborn children have a right to life that is universal, fundamental, and unalienable under natural law and because abortion by its very nature involves an attempt to bring about the death of an unborn child. In addition to depriving unborn children of the right to life, the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions have led to the deaths of over 57 million unborn children, the legalization of abortion for any reason during all nine months of pregnancy in the United States, taxpayer funding of abortion in the United States, an increased willingness to end unplanned, unwanted, or unintended pregnancies through a legal abortion, an increase in the overall abortion rate in the United States following the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, and a decreased respect for human life in the United States. Outlawing abortion in the United States will protect the right to life of unborn children and will lead to an increased respect for human life in the United States.

South Dakota has recently petitioned the United States Supreme Court to revisit the Roe v. Wade decision and to have the Roe v. Wade decision overturned. Other states should follow South Dakota’s lead and support efforts to either have Roe v. Wade reversed through a United States Supreme Court decision or to enact an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow states and territories to outlaw abortion. If enough states are willing to outlaw abortion, then it would certainly be possible to outlaw abortion in a constitutionally permissible manner in the United States because the United States Supreme Court would face pressure from states to uphold laws that prohibit abortion and also because enough states would probably be willing to ratify an amendment the United States Constitution if such is needed to allow abortion to be outlawed in the United States.

While U.S. Congress and some of the state legislatures have recently undertaken efforts to reduce the abortion rate, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization on the grounds of fetal pain, there are a few things that are standing in the way of allowing the prohibition of abortion in U.S. states and territories. First, there are some Americans who still believe that abortion should remain legal. Second, some of the state legislatures in the United States are currently unwilling to outlaw abortion. Third, there are currently politicians in United States Congress who are opposed to prohibiting abortion. Fourth, the United States Supreme Court currently has at least four justices that are opposed to reversing the Roe v. Wade decision and a fifth justice that might uphold the Roe v. Wade decision. Fifth, there is strong opposition to laws that prohibit abortion by abortion providers. Furthermore, while most Americans do know that Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, many Americans do not fully understand what the ramifications of Roe v. Wade are. Finally, most of the Americans who still support legalized abortion have been misguided as a result of the legalization of abortion in the United States, the Roe v. Wade decision, and pro-abortion politics.

In addition to making it constitutionally possible for states and territories to outlaw abortion, pro-life politicians should also support efforts to improve access to pro-life prenatal medical care for women who are in crisis pregnancies, to ensure that children who are born as a result of crisis pregnancies are properly taken care of, to ensure that taxpayer funding is spent on providing women in crisis pregnancies with pro-life medical care instead of paying for abortions, and that former abortion industry workers can obtain good paying jobs outside of the abortion industry. These additional measures will reduce the demand for abortion in the United States and sends the positive message that pro-life politicians actually do care about the women who are in crisis pregnancies and the children who are born as a result of crisis pregnancies. There is still hope for making it constitutionally possible for states and territories to outlaw abortion if more pro-life politicians who are willing to do much more than simply outlaw abortion are elected in the United States.

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Why pro-life candidates should be elected in the 2016 election and why Hillary Clinton should not be elected as President

Getting a pro-life president elected, electing more pro-life U.S. representatives, and electing more pro-life U.S. Senators in the upcoming 2016 election are all needed in order to get abortion-on-demand outlawed in the United States. These pro-life candidates for political office should let voters know that they will help women who are in crisis pregnancies by providing them easier access to prenatal medical care, obstetric medical care, and postpartum medical care through healthcare providers who are not in the business of performing abortions and in a loving and caring manner. In addition, these pro-life candidates should let voters know that they will ensure that low-income women will continue to have access to legitimate gynecological medical care that does not involve the killing of unborn children in the event that abortion providers lose government funding or in the event that abortion becomes illegal.

The pro-life strategy that should be undertaken by politicians in the United States should involve more than simply outlawing abortion, and should include the following components:

  • Ensuring that pregnant women have access to prenatal medical care and obstetric medical care through providers that are not in the business of performing abortions
  • Improving access to pro-life crisis pregnancy assistance, pro-life prenatal medical care, and obstetric medical care for women who are in crisis pregnancies
  • Providing pregnant women who are unable to work due to a complication of a pregnancy with access to unemployment benefits and medical coverage during the remainder of her pregnancy
  • Letting pregnant women who do not want to take care of their children after birth know that there are couples who really want to adopt these children and who will take care of these children in a loving and caring manner
  • Making it easier for pregnant women who do not want to take care of their children after birth to give up these children for adoption
  • Cutting government funding to abortion providers, including but not limited to Planned Parenthood
  • Increasing taxpayer funding to healthcare providers that provide prenatal medical care and obstetric medical care to women who are in crisis pregnancies and that are not in the business of performing abortions
  • Increasing taxpayer funding to pro-life crisis pregnancy centers who are not in the business of providing abortions

The above strategy will reduce the demand for abortion in the United States and will send the message that there is hope for pregnant women who are in desperate situations. In addition, the above pro-life strategy will also address the problem of the infanticide of newborn babies who are unwanted by their mothers. Furthermore, this approach will lead to an increased respect for human life in the United States.

Hillary Clinton, who has already announced that she will be running for President in 2016, clearly supports keeping abortion legal. While she has recently said that she will reduce the abortion rate in the United States by half, she will likely fail to implement the policies that are needed to reduce the demand for abortion in this country. Furthermore, Hillary Clinton has also recently said that religious beliefs that prohibit abortion need to be changed, but these religious beliefs cannot be changed because abortion by its very nature constitutes the killing of an innocent human being, is always an intrinsically evil act, is always gravely evil in the eyes of God, always offends against the sanctity of human life, and always violates natural moral law. Hillary Clinton should not be elected as President of the United States because she will promote policies that will keep abortion legal in the United States, because she will fail to take the measures that are needed to reduce the demand for abortion in the United States, and because she will attempt to impose her own personal beliefs on religions, religious denominations, and churches in the United States if she is elected President of the United States.

If a pro-life presidential candidate wins in the 2016 United States presidential election and if more pro-life candidates are elected into the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives in the 2016 Election, pro-life policies that would encourage women in crisis pregnancies to choose life instead of abortion will likely be implemented and more pro-life laws will likely be enacted at the federal level. In addition, a pro-life president will likely appoint additional pro-life justices to the United States Supreme Court that might be willing to reverse the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. Furthermore, the 115th United States Congress must enact legislation that will help women in crisis pregnancies choose life for their unborn children, including providing these women with access to quality pro-life prenatal medical care, making it easier for women who do not want to take care of their children after birth to give up their children for adoption, and defunding abortion providers who are primarily in the business of performing abortions, including but not limited to Planned Parenthood.

There are few important things that voters who are eligible to vote in the upcoming 2016 Election need to know regarding the abortion issue, and here are some of the things that voters must know regarding the abortion issue:

  • Women are usually able to prevent unplanned, unwanted, or unintended pregnancies from occurring by choosing to completely abstain from sexual activity.
  • The vast majority of pregnancies that are aborted in the United States were conceived as a result of consensual sexual intercourse and these pregnancies could have been prevented in the first place if these women had chosen to completely abstain from sexual activity.
  • The vast majority of abortions that are being performed at abortion clinics in the United States are being performed for purposes other than the preservation of the life or health of the mother.
  • Many of the pregnant women who are seeking abortions are only willing to do so if it is legal and readily available.
  • If abortion is outlawed in the United States, most of the women who are in crisis pregnancies will not seek an illegal back-alley abortion, despite the popular claim that women will resort to illegal back-alley abortions if abortion is outlawed.
  • The majority of pregnant women who are choosing to end a pregnancy through an abortion are choosing to do so because they feel that they would be unable to take care of their unborn children after birth.
  • Most of the women who are seeking to end pregnancies through abortion would not have chosen to end a pregnancy through an abortion if they were provided with the necessary support to choose life for their unborn children.
  • Improving access to pro-life crisis pregnancy assistance, quality pro-life prenatal medical care that does not involve the performance of abortion, and unemployment benefits for women who are unable to work because of a complication of pregnancy will reduce the demand for abortion.
  • Some of the newborn children who are unwanted by their biological parents are being killed through infanticide in the United States, despite the availability of legal abortion-on-demand during all nine months of pregnancy in the United States.
  • Implementing pro-life policies that reduce the demand for abortion in the United States will also reduce the likelihood that newborn children who are unwanted by their biological parents are killed through after-birth infanticide.
  • Human embryos and human fetuses are unborn human beings and were so since the moment of fertilization, and as such should have a legally protected right to life, regardless of whether these unborn human beings are wanted by their parents.
  • Abortion should be outlawed in the United States, but it should be done through an approach that will encourage women who are in crisis pregnancies to choose life for their unborn children.