In a clear display of healthy contrast to repulsive efforts to legalize abortion up to the moment of birth in places such as New York and Virginia, the red states of Mississippi and Georgia have seen their legislatures pass “heartbeat bills.” The pro-life bills would outlaw abortion once a fetal heartbeat could be detected, which usually happens around the six-week mark of a pregnancy. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, has signed his state’s heartbeat bill into law. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, also a Republican, is facing stiff pressure from Hollywood leftists, who often film in the Peach State, not to do the same.
Baldwin and Soros Show
The Hollywood threat should not be taken lightly. Georgia reaps billions of dollars in revenue from film production companies working in its state. Hollywood’s power over Georgia politics was evident in 2016 when a Republican governor, Nathan Deal, vetoed legislation to protect the rights of religious organizations from having to participate in same-sex marriages. A film boycott was threatened and Deal folded.
This being Hollywood, the shallow celebrities promoting a new boycott threat over the heartbeat bill are defining right and wrong in terms of money. “We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents ‘I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy,'” a letter signed by famous actors Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn and other entertainment figures reads.
In Mississippi, Gov. Bryant already expects a legal threat to the new state law. “They don’t have to sue us. It’s up to them,” he said, the Associated Press reports. “If they do not believe in the sanctity of life, these that are in organizations like Planned Parenthood, we will have to fight that fight. But it is worth it.”
The pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights has already announced its plans to sue. The center is another example of a leftist pressure group heavily funded by elitist foundation dollars interfering with the democratic process in America. Its 2018 annual report lists powerful financial backers, such as the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewitt Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, as all donating “$500,000+” to the organization for that year. And of course George Soros’s Open Society Foundations is a donor as well, listed under the “$100,000-$499,999” category.
Soros is thus playing both sides of the game in promoting the culture of death that he hopes will further erode the pillars upon which this country was founded. Veteran Soros-tied activists actually write “model legislation” to advance radical abortion measures, such as allowing non-physicians to perform the dangerous procedure. And when states pass legislation opposed to abortion on demand, Soros funds legal groups to challenge those efforts in court.
Also of note is the fact that Cynthia and Richard Blumenthal are listed as donors in that same “$100,000-$4999,999” bracket. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) has long been a rabid supporter of abortion rights, but to see him enmeshed with a Soros front group shows just how far the progressive billionaire’s influence goes. The senator’s wife, Cynthia, is on the board of directors of the Center for Reproductive Rights, so the ties extend beyond merely donating money to the same cause.
Holding a Winning Hand
The heavy-handed tactics of Hollywood’s pampered leftists and Soros’ hit groups provide more proof that those who support baby murder are losing the argument on the facts alone. Modern technology continues to teach us more about the remarkable growth of human life inside the womb with each passing year. Those who author fetal heartbeat bills are wise to focus on biological markers of life in their efforts to outlaw abortion.
“The heartbeat bill is popular because everyone knows a heartbeat is a sign of life,” Jameson Taylor, vice president for policy at the conservative Mississippi Center for Public, said after Gov. Bryant signed the bill into law. “Intellectual and scientific honesty demands a reconsideration of Roe [vs. Wade], a 50-year-old [Supreme Court] decision based on old science. 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds are showing women that their unborn child is alive.”
This is the correct pro-life approach going forward. By focusing on beating hearts while Democrats are outrageously advocating that babies born alive during late-term abortions be left “comfortable” until they die, the American people will see a stark portrayal of the natural argument for life. Abortionists are ending human existences. The more the pro-life cause does to make that fact known, the sooner the bloodbath of 60 million abortions in America since 1973 will come to an end.