LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should force our legislators to protect life

Politicians love to brag.

One of their favorite lines to pro-lifers is, “Since I’ve been in office, the abortion rate in Indiana has been on the decline.” This is to make you think the legislators you helped vote into office are actually doing their jobs. After all, we are the values voters and we vote according to principle.

Every human is valuable, and I am thankful for every saved life. However, if babies are still being legally murdered inside their mothers’ wombs, a dropping rate is simply not good enough.

Your pro-life Republican legislators love to tell you “the abortion rate is declining” but don’t like to talk about the children who are still dying in Indiana. They want you to think they are working hard to save the lives of unborn babies, but in all reality they are complacent with them dying. This complacency buried 8,000 more babies since this time last year!

Twenty little boys and girls are murdered every day in our Hoosier State.

Today. they are gone. Twenty children who will never toddle or giggle. Twenty children who will never feel their mothers’ loving arms around them or hear her say, “I love you, baby.”

The Indiana constitution states we have a God given right to live. Indiana’s code acknowledges human life begins when human ovum meets human sperm. At the moment of conception a new unique human is created.

Why then are we not protecting that life? I’ll tell you why!

Because we have not made our legislators protect it.

I hear legislators–such as Speaker Bosma and Ben Smaltz–boast about their pro-life accomplishments and I remember 20 babies died today. Twenty children were ripped from the warmth and comfort of their mothers’ wombs, pieced together in a cold, steel bowl, and dumped into the medical waste garbage. Twenty lives we can never reclaim. All on the pro-life, conservative Republican watch.

And all because they failed to pass the one law that could’ve stopped it all.

I am furious they are killing babies here in Indiana. I have five children of my own and it breaks my heart to know in today’s world, the womb is a scary and dangerous place. I cannot sit by and do nothing!

Holding these legislators’ feet to the fire is our best chance to save these dying children! Accepting nothing less than a hearing and vote on Rep. Curt Nisly’s Protection at Conception Bill is a must!

Rep. Nisly has done what no one in the Indiana legislature has done before. He authored a bill that would stop abortion and make Indiana prove it believes what is in the state constitution and code.

Until we say, NO MORE…lawmakers will keep feeding you lines to keep your votes, when in reality, the baby killing industry is alive and well.

Legislators will stop being complacent when we insist they represent us well! What a game-changer that would be if we all stood together and said, NO MORE!

My friend, if there was only ONE child sacrificed at the altar of Planned Parenthood per year, I would still fight with all I have to save his life. I am honored to stand along side you to be a voice for the voiceless.

Let’s not stop fighting until abortion is ended in Indiana and every baby has protection at conception.

— Amy Schlichter, Indiana

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