Abortion’s Barbarity Continues

John Stonestreet, Radio Host and Director of the Colson Center

Recently, the world learned that researchers at the University of Pittsburgh were grafting the scalps of aborted infants onto the flesh of rodents. And now, prolife group Live Action has uncovered that researchers at a California university has been trading in various body parts of aborted children, specifically genitalia, bladders, and kidneys.

Perhaps most unsettling is the indifference of the people involved to what in any other context would be considered barbaric. Emails uncovered included pleasantries about the weekend and hopes for a happy holiday, exchanged between the parties amidst logs of body parts bought and sold.

This is what Hannah Arendt called “the banality of evil.” The great crimes of history are often committed, not by monsters, but by ordinary folks in day to day life. And so building a culture of life will involve not only passing laws and attending marches, but exposing the scale of assault on human dignity that passes in the name of science.

Copyright 2021 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission.

Arkansas’ Congressional Delegates Sign Amicus Brief in Major Pro-Life Case

On Thursday Arkansas’ two U.S. Senators and four Congressmen joined an amicus brief in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization lawsuit — a case that the ACLU says could “decimate” abortion in America.

The Dobbs v. Jackson deals with a law Mississippi passed in 2018 generally prohibiting abortion after the fifteenth week of pregnancy.

If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds this good law, it could provide an opportunity to overturn or roll back past pro-abortion rulings — and make it easier for states like Arkansas to prohibit or restrict abortion.

On Thursday Arkansas’ entire congressional delegation joined an amicus brief supporting Mississippi’s pro-life law.

The brief argues it is time for the courts to let state legislatures and Congress make their own laws governing abortion, saying,

Mississippi’s case provides the Court a chance to release its vise grip on abortion politics, as Congress and the States have shown that they are ready and able to address the issue in ways that reflect Americans’ varying viewpoints and are grounded in the science of fetal development and maternal health. The States have expressed the desire to protect life through a burgeoning number of laws enacted to further the States’ important interests in protecting women from dangerous late-term abortion . . .

This is an important case that is expected to become a landmark decision in the fight to end abortion.

We are so grateful Arkansas has congressmen and senators willing to take a stand for women and unborn children.

You Can Read The Amicus Brief Here.

Fort Smith to Get Safe Haven Baby Box

Talk Business & Politics reports that Fort Smith will be the site of Arkansas’ next Safe Haven Baby Box.

Arkansas’ Safe Haven Act of 2001 lets a woman surrender her newborn baby to law enforcement, medical personnel, and first responders. The law gives women with unplanned pregnancies an option besides abortion.

Similar laws are on the books in all 50 states.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes installed at fire stations let women surrender an infant safely and anonymously using a specialized, hospital-grade bassinet designed to keep the baby secure while a silent alarm notifies first responders inside the fire station that the baby is there.

The Safe Haven Baby Box reportedly will be installed at Fire Station #11 in Fort Smith by the end of this year.

Talk Business & Politics reports that there is an initial fee of $10,000 to build and install the Safe Haven Box and train personnel to operate it.

Arkansas currently has five Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Maumelle, El Dorado, and Rogers are expected to install Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the coming months as well.

Pro-life groups in Arkansas also are promoting the state’s Safe Haven law through a billboard campaign. Arkansas Right to Life has previously reported that billboards have been placed in 21 counties across the state.

Safe Haven Baby Boxes are amazing pieces of pro-life technology. It’s good to see communities like Fort Smith continue to make them available to Arkansans.