The Babies Screams Are Louder
by Jen Green
Ask most “conservatives” how they feel about the size of government and they’ll say, “It’s too big.”
Ask them if given the choice, should more power be with the federal government or the state government, they’ll say “state.” Heck, they’d say “local.”
That’s how it once was in our country. As a citizen, one felt most “government” from their local community, then state, and federal was a distant third. Their churches held more sway over them than the federal government did.
Many of us would like to return to that America.
But, what’s the use of fighting for state’s rights and local control if our addiction to federal dollars nullifies any reforms we try to implement in our state and local level?
Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson makes that point in this example of what’s happening in Iowa’s legislature on the life issue. And from some of the interviews we’ve done on our show we know this is happening in legislatures across the country.
“On Thursday afternoon, the Health and Human Services appropriations bill was the topic of debate for the Iowa Senate. The health and human services appropriations bill is an annual bill that appropriates monies for the Departments on Aging, Department of Public Health (DPS) and Human Services (DHS), among others.
But the great big glaring problem with the Health and Human Services bill is that it’s the vehicle Iowa uses every year to give Planned Parenthood your tax dollars to use for abortion. Sick, right? Not only is it legal to murder your unborn baby, but for some sick reason they want folks like you and me to pay for it.
So when it came time to debate this bill on the Senate floor, I helped author an amendment that would strip out this public funding of murder. And I have a couple of reasons why, too. The first is because notonly do I think that abortion is murder, but I think that someone somewhere gets a sick, sadistic satisfaction out of making folks like you and I, even though we despise the idea and fight against it, help pay for these people to murder their little babies.
The second reason is simply that I won’t campaign during campaign season that I’m pro-life and then abandon those beliefs when I’m sitting in our district’s senate seat in the capitol building. I refuse to cast a vote on your behalf that codifies the idea that the murder of unborn children is okay for any reason! Because if you ask me, a condition under which that would be permissible does not exist.
So to say that those who cast their vote on the side of death were furious that we were exposing their little game of taxpayer funded murder is an understatement. You can just about imagine what kind of arguments the baby killers were coming up with. Senator Joe Bolkcom from Iowa City tried to say that we were waging a “Republican War on Women,” which is just typical liberal drivel to hide behind the fact that he and his cronies are waging a war on innocent little babies.
They tried to say that we don’t care about women’s health, and that by trying to strip funding for murder from the state budget that we are trying to deny women access to basic health care, like getting their blood pressure checked, medical checkups and so forth.
Pro-death Senator Jack Hatch from Des Moines, the senator who presides over making sure this money for abortions makes it into the Health and Human Services budget in his role as the chair of the appropriations sub-committee, didn’t care for the fact that we were exposing his little game, either.
He got up and asked those of us who supported the amendment if we are “willing to take over $1.5 billion of federal dollars away from the health and safety of every women, every child and every family involved in Medicaid in this state?”
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of pro-death politicians and left-wing radicals hiding the fact that they have no problem murdering babies with my tax dollars by accusing people like you and I of not caring for women and children. Heck, its folks like them who are the ones who don’t care about children, as their insistence on access to publicly funded abortions blatantly proves.
Suffice it to say that the serial hypocrisy had gone on long enough. I respectfully asked the Senator from Polk to yield for a question, and then I asked him what any reasonable pro-life politician should:
“Senator Hatch, I’m just curious. How many babies are you willing to slaughter, dismember and throw in a garbage can for a billion dollars?”
You should’ve heard the screams. When a host of pro-death senators started shouting “point of order!”
Senate President Jack Kibbie said that my question was ridiculous.
I think it’s ridiculous that Senate Democrats believe that if the red-light cameras save even one life that they’re worth it, but they’re willing to put a cost of 1.5 billion on innocent little babies every year.
And that’s what it boils down to. It’s all about the money. It’s about them getting away with murder and trying to force us into submission because to say otherwise would come at a cost.
I say that the cost has long ago exceeded the reward. We need to wean ourselves off of dependency on the federal government and learn to be responsible for ourselves.
Senator Brian Schoenjahn, one of the pro-murder democrats furious that the amendment exposed him for what he really is, accurately summed it up when he said “Campaign material. That’s all this is. Ridiculous.”
Darn straight. Actually, “campaign promise fulfilled” is a better assessment. I campaigned for life and I’m happy I could be a voice for the unborn in the Iowa Senate when it mattered. I dearly hope that a potential pro-life opponent to Schoenjahn uses this vote against him in a future election.
Taking a no-compromise stance on life resulted in light exploding the darkness of the pro-aborts. Sure, they’ll scream that it was all theatrics and political grand-standing, and they can scream all they want that your and my line of reasoning is out of order.
But the fact of the matter is that the blood of all the little babies that die every day screams louder.
I take my vow to uphold the Constitution seriously. I take being pro-life seriously as well. Being a pro-life politician isn’t just a tool used to get elected, either. As an elected pro-life politician , it’s my duty to do more than simply pay lip service. If I campaigned as a pro-life candidate and then came up here to the Iowa Senate and did nothing to help get truly pro-life legislation passed, how pro-life would I be?
I’m not your “occupier” type. I wasn’t sent here to simply occupy my Senate district’s desk and prevent someone who identifies as being “pro-choice” from sitting here. I’m not afraid to fight for what’s right, so will you stand with me?”