I read that Russia is demanding that abortion ads must carry a health warning. My initial reaction was that this was good news. But then I noticed that the reason for the warnings was an attempt to boost birth rates in Russia and has little to do with the actual side effects of abortion or danger to women.
Times of India reports:
Russian lawmakers, worried about a falling birth rate, passed a law on Friday that abortion advertisements must carry a health warning.
Russia has one of the world’s highest abortion rates and cutting this could help it stem a demographic disaster that is looming as its population shrinks.
So when birth rates were high, I guess all these side effects of abortion were OK. Never mind, the humanity of the baby in the womb.
The problem that those in power in Russia see is that there’s not enough young people to support all the old people and the economy will collapse unless something drastic occurs, thus the warning labels.
So as you can see that still in Russia, the humanity of the unborn and the safety of women are subservient to politics and economics.
It’s not like we’re much different in this country. The powers that be in this country deny any side effects of abortion as well as the humanity of the unborn for their own political gain. Politicians know that there’s a lot of money that will pour into the campaign coffers if they tout the pro-choice line, especially for Democrats. Pro-choice Republicans are still slightly mistrusted by Big Abortion though many Republicans do their best to show their fidelity to the cause.
But such is the power of Big Abortion, many Democrats completely reversed their positions very quickly in an effort to stay in power.
In 1984, Al Gore voted for an amendment that read, “For the purposes of this act, the term ‘person’ shall include unborn children from the moment of conception.” While running for Vice President and President, Gore supported abortion for all nine months of pregnancy.
Senator Edward Kennedy once wrote, “When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception.” Sadly, that is not how history will look back on this era or Kennedy’s senate career.
Media will not hear anything concerning possible deleterious ramifications of abortion. Why? Because in this country, the safety of women is subservient to the cause of abortion on demand. And the rights of the unborn aren’t even considered.
Didn’t the motto used to be, “Women and children first?” Because power and money dictate otherwise, many have turned their backs on women and children.
While some babies may be saved by the warning labels in Russia, they aren’t really the answer. What happens if the birth rate should boom? Will the warnings go away? Unless a society is committed to the humanity of the unborn and the safety of women I don’t believe either are safe. As long as the life and health of individuals is subservient to macro-economics or politics, nobody is safe. Nobody. Unfortunately, the first victims seem to be women and children first.