Life Line - Cancel Culture Finally Gets It Right
Mexico rejects abortion extremism, the left wants abortion pills on demand, Sanger is dethroned, and chalk reveals hypocrisy.
Life Line International: Mexico Gets It Right
At least one Supreme Court is displaying an ability to make correct rulings.
Hint: It’s not the USA’s.
Over the past several months, the United States Supreme Court has handed down numerous questionable rulings. From the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity in Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC to religious liberty in Calvary Chapel v. Nevada, Justice Roberts and his colleagues have displayed blatant incompetence when it comes to employing common sense and accurately interpreting the Constitution.
Admittedly, Mexico doesn’t exactly have a squeaky clean judicial history, but perhaps the United States could learn a thing or two from them in 2020.
Last week, Mexico’s Supreme Court vehemently struck down a motion that would have set the pieces in motion to decriminalize abortion nationwide. In a 4-1 vote, the court made it clear that abortion is a crime under federal law and will remain one for the foreseeable future. This decision came after a lower court in Veracruz, a southeastern Mexican city, voted to eliminate the penalties for abortion, causing pro-choice feminist activists across the nation to gleefully, yet barbarically, celebrate. Nonetheless, a proposal to uphold the decision was then brought before the Supreme Court, where it flopped and died like a fish on dry land almost instantaneously.
Interestingly, the ultimate reasoning for the decision seemed to be a specific legislative technicality, not constitutional precedent. The justices determined that the judicial branch was not within its power to order the legislature to take action on this particular measure. “The court cannot replace the legislature to order specific legislative content, because there is no constitutional mandate to legislate,” explained Justice Norma Pina. “The court would fall into judicial activism, which would surpass its constitutional powers.” While it appears as though the ruling was made on the grounds of judicial authority instead of the morality of abortion, this ruling is a win nevertheless.
Mexico’s abortion regulations are rather strict, especially in comparison to those of the United States. Right now, Mexico City and Oaxaca are the only two states in the country that have decriminalized and legalized abortion, but even there, abortions due to rape are somewhat restricted. If the Veracruz ruling was upheld, the sweeping effects would have been swift and disastrous. Abortion would have become legal nationwide, and Mexico would be on a path to dangerously unregulated abortion access, similar to that of the United States.
Unsurprisingly, the 4-1 decision received mixed responses. The Mexican bishop’s conference immediately tweeted a celebratory remark. “Today in #Mexico, a culture of life triumphs, thanks to everyone and each of you who joined together to pray and raise their voices. May life live!” Women’s rights activists, however, took to Twitter with a much different tone. “They didn’t even need 20 f***ing minutes to shoot down a rare opportunity,” exclaimed Veracruz feminist Las Brujas del Mar. An opportunity to do what? An opportunity to kill more children? This backward logic is mind-numbing at best, and it is truly a cruel notion. However, Mexican Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero agreed with the sentiment. “The fact that a woman faces a criminal trial for this kind of situation is … something inadmissible,” she said.
The increasingly vocal pro-choice crowd is quick to proclaim that the so-called “right to choose” is under attack across the globe, but we know better. When murder is under attack, it means that society is waking up. No longer can one turn a blind eye to the horrors of abortion while maintaining a sense of morality. This landmark decision has established a pro-life shift in Mexico and a culture in which the killing of innocent babies is considered a heinous crime. It's a decision that will ripple throughout the globe and play a major role in the protection of preborn lives for years to come.
Pro-lifers To The FDA: “The Abortion Pill Kills!”
“The abortion pill kills.” It rather rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
Another phrase that has been rolling off my tongue in the past several months is “Defund Planned Parenthood.” With all the focus on defunding the police, we cannot lose sight of the real industry titan that needs to go. While not explicitly political, the current pandemic has shaken our nation to its very core, to the extent that nearly everything about it has become politicized, and the gory baby-killer that masquerades as a health care organization has been exploiting Covid-19 for personal profit since day one.
Back in 2000 (two decades ago now, time has certainly flown), the FDA approved the abortion pill, a small yet brutal method of abortion that kills babies through poison, without the need for a massive surgical procedure. The abortion pill has taken the lives of approximately 3.7 million babies and 24 women over the past twenty years, and now Planned Parenthood wants to make it even more easily accessible. Up until now, a woman was required to visit a hospital or medical clinic to obtain an abortion pill, but a federal judge in Maryland blocked the rule, saying that “in-person requirements [created a] substantial obstacle,” and therefore should not be enforced. The abortion industry is unsurprisingly calling on the Food and Drug Administration to uphold the ruling since that would mean more money in their pockets. If they are successful, the consequences would be truly drastic.
The abortion pill, known as RU 486 or mifepristone, utilizes a subtly lethal method of death to carry out its heinous murders. Simply put, when the mother consumes it, mifepristone kills the unborn baby by cutting off its food and oxygen supply, thereby starving or suffocating the child. For years, Planned Parenthood and the abortion giants have been profiting off the intentional and collateral damage of women and children caused by the abortion pill, and now it is weaponizing the current pandemic to increase access to its death capsule. If the FDA upholds the judge’s ruling, mifepristone would essentially become available to women and girls on demand through mail or delivery. This would cause terrible health problems for many women and children. Despite the judge’s ruling, the FDA has the power to classify this drug as a public health hazard that carries a threat of danger, which would effectively remove the abortion pill from the American market.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and other pro-choice entities have been vocal in supporting the current ruling, but pro-lifers are not alone in their resistance. The Trump administration is strongly urging the FDA to reverse the decision, and Live Action (a pro-life nonprofit) has created a petition urging the FDA to so as well. If you are pro-life, now is a timely opportunity to make your voice heard.
Sign this petition here: http://abortionpillkills.com/petition/.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and tell the FDA that on-demand access to the abortion pill is wildly radical, dangerously reckless, and criminally irresponsible.
Cancel culture is infecting everyone. Truly, from Drew Brees to Goya, no one is immune.
Not even, it seems, Margaret Sanger.
In July, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York made the bombshell announcement that they are removing the name of Planned Parenthood’s founder from their Manhattan clinic due to her “harmful connections to the eugenics movement.” The announcement comes after 350 of Planned Parenthood’s staff members and 800 of their supporters signed an open letter decrying Planned Parenthood as “steeped in white supremacy.” This move was long overdue since Sanger’s racist and eugenist ideologies have been fueling Planned Parenthood’s diabolical agenda for over a century since its founding in 1916. “The removal of Margaret Sanger’s name from our building is both a necessary and overdue step to reckon with our legacy and acknowledge Planned Parenthood’s contributions to historical reproductive harm within communities of color,” said Karen Seltzer, chairwoman of the New York affiliate’s board, in a published statement. The organization is even considering removing Sanger’s name from additional offices in the area in an effort to cleanse themselves of her discriminatory filth and despicable legacy.
We in the pro-life community have been calling out Margaret Sanger’s heinous history for decades. From speaking at KKK rallies to authoring racist letters, documents, and books, her words speak for themselves. Consider a few of her quotes and their discriminatory nature.
We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.
We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.
Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue in the solution of racial, political and social problems.”
Clearly, this woman was an unashamed eugenicist, both in word and deed. Therefore, this attempt to scrub themselves of her heritage is at least admirable. While for the most part, cancel culture has wreaked havoc in primarily conservative circles, it is refreshing to see its effects on truly immoral individuals. Historical figures have been under fire as of late, with many accusations coming from the progressive moment in an attempt to call out racism. Some, like our founding fathers, have come under attack for rather questionable reasons, but Margaret Sanger is a woman that truly deserves the effects of cancel culture, especially considering that Planned Parenthood has defended her in the past.
However, this is only a small step in the right direction. While it is a welcome sign to see Planned Parenthood recognize the heinous ideas of their founder, the fact of the matter is that the organization is still steeped in eugenics, and it operates in racially discriminatory ways to this day. While not outspokenly racist, Planned Parenthood functions in a disguised, yet purposeful manner by targeting African-American communities to further their abortion-at-all-costs agenda. Eighty percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion clinics are located within walking distance of black neighborhoods. In New York, more black babies are aborted than born alive. The organization has vehemently opposed legislation that would prevent abortion on the basis of race, sex, or disability, otherwise known as eugenics. The list just goes on. Looking at the big picture reveals that Planned Parenthood is the leading killer of African-Americans, committing genocide at the rate of nearly 250 black babies per day. Planned Parenthood exploits familial problems in black communities (such as the lack of father figures) in order to turn a profit by targeting African-American communities. They know that they are taking advantage of these vulnerable populations, but they don’t care, because hidden in the poverty of these neighborhoods lies wealth, easily obtained through rampant abortions.
So, how should we respond? Certainly, we applaud Planned Parenthood for recognizing their racist roots and disavowing their founder’s ideologies. After all, recognition of a problem is the first step in solving that problem. But Planned Parenthood is still a racist, eugenist institution. They may have verbally moved beyond their founding roots, but behind their walls, Margaret Sanger’s beliefs live on. Planned Parenthood must cease its practice of abortion or be defunded. Then, and only then, can they resolve their heinous history and truly begin protecting the health and safety of everyone.
Life Line Special: Do Black Lives Matter If They Are Preborn?
As we conclude this week’s edition of the Life Line, I want to pose a question to all you faithful readers of The Citizen’s Brief, a question I hope will provoke thought, discussion, and change.
Does BLM truly believe that all black lives matter? Or only those that fit their politically correct narrative?
Let us consider a recent incident. Last weekend, Students for Life of American University held a small protest and rally in Washington, D.C. About 24 people stood outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in peaceful protest, decrying the murders taking place within. A few protestors began writing “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” in chalk on the sidewalk, but they didn’t get far. After writing it, two of them were quickly arrested, despite the fact that they were explicitly given permission to both rally and write on the sidewalk before the event. The arrestees, Erica Caporaletti, 22, and Warner de Priest, 29, were defended by Students for Life in a subsequent tweet.
The double standard here is evident. Muriel Bowser, D.C.’s Democratic mayor, had already allowed “Black Lives Matter” and “Defund the Police” to be painted on streets by protestors, yet she refused to allow this one, as she did not respond when asked for permission earlier in July. Trump Tower in New York had “Black Lives Matter” painted across its sidewalk, and the painting was celebrated as progressive and important. What’s more, the Planned Parenthood sidewalk was public ground, which means the arrests were a clear violation of free speech and the First Amendment.
Considering the rampant genocide of black babies through abortion, Black Lives Matter should be infuriated by this blatant infringement of free speech, right? Wrong. Not a peep from BLM. Even D.C. officials have a double standard, as they were much more content to allow Black Lives Matter protests several weeks earlier, but they could not let sidewalk chalk go unpunished. So the question is, when do black lives matter? Do they all matter, or is it only if their death came in a perceived racially-charged crime at the hands of a white cop?
Today, I urge the D.C. government to deal equally with peaceful protests. Intervene when necessary, but allow free speech to continue without repercussions. I also urge Black Lives Matter to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, the unborn black babies who die at a higher rate than any other African-Americans. Call out this mass genocide and stand by those protesting at Planned Parenthood. Only then can their vision, their message, and their goal be taken seriously.