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The following was written by Gina Miller. Her opinions don’t necessarily reflect those of ScottFactor.com, but because they’re here, they probably do.
On today’s broadcast, I had intended to address the despicable media shark-fest against a Christian man, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. I was going to express my outrage at the savage attempts to disparage his good character. Herman Cain is a serious threat to the Democrat and Republican “establishment,” because he is a conservative, and the members of that establishment elite group will do anything to maintain their gravy train power. My support of Mr. Cain has not wavered in the face of these outrageous attacks against his character by those who are desperate to destroy him.
Though I had intended to talk about the attempted destruction of Herman Cain’s candidacy, Tuesday night’s election results here in Mississippi threw me onto another track. I was glad to see the Republicans do well. Republican Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant defeated the Democrat Mayor of Hattiesburg Johnny DuPree for the governor’s seat, and when all the final results are in, it may be that the GOP will take control of the House, and thus will have a majority in both chambers of our state legislature. By the time this broadcast airs on Thursday morning, we will likely know the answer.
Also up for a vote on Tuesday were three very important ballot initiatives to amend the state constitution. Two of them passed with ease. The abusive power of eminent domain was greatly curtailed. No longer will commercial property developers be able to seize private property from others for commercial purposes. The voter identification initiative also passed with a good margin. This will require voters to present a valid photo ID in order to vote.
The third ballot initiative did not pass. Ballot Initiative 26 sought to correctly acknowledge that human life does begin at conception, a truth that used to be commonly understood even by 6th grade biology students.
The text of the ballot initiative was simple,
“Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?
Initiative #26 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to define the word ‘person’ or ‘persons’, as those terms are used in Article III of the state constitution, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.”
On the ballot, it was also noted that the initiative would cost no money to implement.
You can bet this proposal had the pro-abort people doing back flips to defeat it, because it would outlaw abortion in our state. The hell-backed, baby-killing business is huge money for those involved in it, and when there is huge money involved, people do not take kindly to a threat against it, even if the threat comes from a conservative state like Mississippi with only one abortion mill in it.
So, the pro-aborts went into overdrive flooding the state with all sorts of scare-tactic misinformation. I heard everything from preposterous declarations that a woman who suffers a miscarriage would be prosecuted for murder to the claim that contraceptives would be made illegal.
Now, when it comes to contraceptives, there are a number of different types, and the most common types of contraceptives do not cause the abortion of an unborn baby and would therefore not be outlawed. Most contraceptives either prevent ovulation or kill sperm cells. Abortifacient drugs—those that induce abortion, as in the so-called “morning after pill”—would indeed be effectively outlawed, as would abortion itself. However, that does not mean that contraceptives would be outlawed. It would have depended on the type of contraceptive, even though the legality of contraceptives was not on the ballot per se.
The question of the fate of medical treatment for infertility was a big issue for some voters. Opponents of the initiative were concerned that in vitro fertilization (IVF) could become criminalized if “extra” embryos were lost or destroyed.
One website, Fertility Authority, posted a column titled, “The Chilling Effect of Mississippi’s ‘Personhood Amendment.’” The column noted that the simple wording of the amendment does not make exceptions for abortion in the case of rape, incest or the life of the mother. The column’s main concern was IVF,
“IVF necessitates that multiple eggs are fertilized in a lab to increase the likelihood of pregnancy. The fertilized eggs develop for three to five days, and then one or more are transferred to the woman’s uterus with the hope that one will implant and develop into a successful pregnancy and birth. However, there are often extra fertilized eggs remaining after a couple becomes pregnant. Many infertile couples require more than one attempt at implantation before a pregnancy occurs; many experience miscarriages; and many infertile couples plan on having additional children. The fertilized embryos that remain are often frozen (cryopreserved).
Passage of a Personhood Amendment would call into question many of these fertility treatments. If embryos are full humans, anything that puts an embryo at risk could be a criminal violation. For example, [if] embryos from an IVF cycle do not develop normally in the lab or do not result in a live birth after embryo transfer, could the fertility doctor or lab be criminally liable? Will patients be prohibited from donating frozen embryos to research? Will laws like this take away a person’s rights of disposition over their embryos? Would non-IVF treatments such as artificial insemination be threatened because they carry the risk of miscarriage, and would a woman who suffers a miscarriage be subject to criminal charges? Who will have legal responsibility for fertilized eggs created during fertility treatment but not transferred to a woman’s uterus?”
I suppose we have our amazing advancements in medical technology to thank for some of these complications to simply acknowledging that life does indeed begin at conception.
We also have the diabolical Supreme Court decision of 1973 in the case of “Jane Roe” versus Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade. It was on January 22, 1973 that a large part of America’s soul died when the high court handed down a 7 to 2 decision in favor of Roe that granted women the “right” to kill their preborn babies. Of all the dark, hell-born moves our nation has made toward the abyss of destruction, this court decision, which opened the floodgates for the slaughter of millions upon millions of preborn babies, is perhaps the worst.
When sin is given free rein, countless problems arise, and so it would seem that this debate about human life has been made more complex. However, it is not complex. It is simple. The spark of life is given by God at the moment of conception, and science also observes the fact of life at conception.
The human spirit is intact in the tiny person growing in the womb. How do I know? Because I know that God is true, and what He has said in His Word consistently acknowledges preborn babies as fully human, and further states that He considers human life to be precious, because it is made in His image.
There are numerous scriptural references to preborn babies and the truth of their humanity and spiritual calling. See Jeremiah 1:5, Galatians 1:15-17, and Isaiah 49:1 for just a few examples, and consider here Psalm 139:13-16,
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
That is certainly not a reference to a soulless “blob of tissue.”
As I watched Tuesday’s election results come in, and I saw that the majority of Mississippians were rejecting the correct definition of personhood, I was initially very angry, and I was prepared to write a scathing report for today. I wondered how people could honestly be so stupid as to not even understand basic biology, but the more I thought about it, the more I understood that this is simply a logical step in the progression of the Last Days of our world.
The sinful scourge of abortion is a part of Satan’s agenda to steal, kill or destroy as much of God’s precious human creation as he can before Jesus comes back and gives Satan and his minions the Royal Smack-Down of all time. Abortion is not only a very profitable business, but it is a favorite business of the chief enemy of God, who delights in inspiring the killing of people every day. Yes, I said it! Abortion is inspired by Satan, and those who vigorously defend a woman’s so-called “right to choose,” are under Satan’s sway.
We are working rapidly toward the end of days, and the closer we get, the more widespread will be deception and all sorts of wickedness. We already see an ever-growing embrace of increasingly vile behavior in our country that would have been unheard of just a few decades ago. And, since the awful Roe v. Wade decision, so many Americans have become desensitized to the barbaric truth of abortion—not only the truth about the countless millions of tiny babies brutally butchered in and out of the womb, but also the millions of girls and women brutalized in their bodies, minds and spirits by that terrible “procedure.”
Those of us who are sorely disappointed that Mississippi did not choose life on Tuesday must continue to press on and not waver. We will continue to defend the innocent preborn babies. We will pray constantly and thank the Lord for the victories He does give us here in this world, and we will always remember that the Lord has already given us the ultimate victory, and we very much look forward to finally seeing it on that Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.
Originally from Texas, Gina is a graduate of William Carey College in Gulfport, MS, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Gina currently presents an audio blog on News Radio 104.9 FM in Biloxi, MS. Her blogs can be heard twice weekly on the Kipp Gregory morning show.