By Tom Quiner
The Iowa poll reveals the unstoppable trend slowly sweeping the country: the percentage of Iowans who consider themselves pro life just went up another 2 points in the last year, from 52 to 54 percent.
Nationally, Rick Santorum is riding the wave. It is a dangerous place to be. The powers of the Left are setting their sites on him. They want to portray him as being nutty for caring so much about human life from the instant of conception.
And yet a growing percentage of America agrees, as Quiner’s Diner has discussed in the past week.
As a reflection of Iowan’s desire to protect human life, Republicans in the legislature are promoting a bill that would require physicians to perform an ultrasound and share it with the mother before performing an abortion.
Planned Parenthood of Iowa is fighting it tooth and nail. They say the bill is “demeaning, badgering and manipulative.” What they don’t mention is that it is bad for their almighty profits. Here’s why: nine out of ten women who view the ultrasound of their child change their mind about aborting her.
They see a person, not a blob of cells. Nothing demeaning about that.
And no one is badgering this mother about the decision. Certainly not the doctor whose livelihood is dependent upon performing abortions. No, it is the mother’s own conscience that is doing the badgering. Her conscience screams: don’t do it! This is your daughter. You … we … can’t live with this decision. It will haunt us forever.
And how can a simple test that reveals the truth be manipulative? How many other surgeries ever take place without an x-ray or an ultrasound? Tell me, how many? Good grief, my dentist does an x-ray before filling one of my teeth.
If anything, it is manipulative on the part of Planned Parenthood to withhold such critical information.
A mother sees the beauty of life in a flash through the truth revealed by the ultrasound. It is truly love at first sight.
The president and his party have imposed abortifacients on religious organizations in violation of their religious rights.
Doesn’t it seem reasonable to impose a simple ultrasound on abortion mills in the name of the human rights of the little ones whose lives are on the line?