Thursday, April 14, 2011

Why Elections Matter

Dear Liberty's Call readers
I wanted all of you to see this great article by our friends at FRC. I believe that elections are extremely important, and I think this article says it better than I ever could.
Stay Strong and Courageous
Will Estrada



April 13, 2011
In 2009, Barack Obama appointed then-Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to
be Secretary of Health and Human Services [1]. This was a troubling
pick for conservatives, given her support for abortion on demand and
support from abortion giant Planned Parenthood. As an advocate for
federal funding of abortion, abortafacient drugs and embryonic stem
cell research, among other things, Sec. Sebelius has justified these
concerns.
Yet there is a significant bright side to Sec. Sebelius' departure
from Topeka: Former Senator Sam Brownback, a champion for life, is
now Governor of Kansas. And what a difference that has made.
Yesterday, Gov. Brownback signed legislation [2] that "strictly limits
abortions after 22 weeks based on the fact that fetuses can feel pain
beginning after the 21st week of pregnancy" and another measure, "the
Abortion Reporting Accuracy and Parental Rights Act," which "requires
minors who seek abortions to obtain consent from both parents and
places certain prohibitions on late-term and partial birth abortions."
Kathleen Sebelius would have fought these bills from their
introduction forward. Sam Brownback not only signed but celebrated
them.
To those who say that Christians should withdraw from political
engagement and concentrate on private acts of charity or work solely
with church or ministry groups, consider Sam Brownback and his allies
in the Kansas Legislature. Were these bills the final word in the
battle for life? No. But they are part of a larger legislative
mosaic that is building, gradually but steadily, a culture where the
personhood of the unborn child increasingly is being recognized in law
and in the American conscience. For the children whose lives will
be saved through these measures, they are nothing less than critical.
Does political engagement bring complete resolution of every
problem? No. But political action can make a decisive, if
incremental, difference in a host of areas --- most importantly those
involving the sanctity of life, the dignity of marriage, and the
centrality of religious liberty to American public life.

Elections matter. Just ask Sam Brownback.

by Rob Schwarzwalder


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