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Roe vs. Wade --38 years later; Ubelhor files pro-life bill in the General AssemblyPosted Friday, January 21, 2011, at 2:33 PM
Saturday marks the 38th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
In Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a woman has the constitutional right to have an abortion for any reason up until the "point at which the fetus becomes 'viable,' " defining viability as the potential "to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid."
Le's pause and remember the thousands of unborn who have lost their lives before ever taking a single breath outside their mother's wombs.
It's not a political opinion, but a moral one that abortion is wrong.
Last year's passage of ObamaCare with its potential funding of abortion has galvanized pro-life advocates, which was evident in the recent elections that saw many new pro-lifers elected at both the national and state level.
We are encouraged to report that newly elected District 62 State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) is one of those pro-life advocates.
He has introduced a bill in the Indiana General Assembly that needs to be supported by all of us who want to protect the rights of the unborn and pray America will wake up and do what is right.
Ubelhor's House Bill 1205 has completed its first reading and is now in the House committee on Public Policy.
The bill prohibits state agencies from entering contracts with or making grants to any entity that performs abortions or maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed. It cancels state funding or federal funds administered by the state for any current contracts with or grants to any entity that performs abortions or maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed.
It will become effective on passage.
We'll be keeping our eye on this bill and be hoping it gains passage.
Another bill that Ubelhor and District 60 State Rep. Peggy Welch (D-Bloomington) has co-authored is House Bill No. 1208. In a nutshell, the bill would require Indiana school corporations to establish a dress code.
The bill has completed first reading and is now in the House Committee on Education.
The bill would amend Indiana Code concerning education to require a school corporation to establish written discipline rules: which must include a graduated system of discipline; and may include appropriate dress codes; and which may include, if applicable, an agreement for court assisted resolution of school suspension and expulsion cases for the school corporation.
The bill would also give general publicity to the discipline rules within a school where the discipline rules apply by actions such as making a copy of the discipline rules available to students and students' parents; or delivering a copy of the discipline rules to students or the parents of students.
I also think this is a good law and clarifies for students, parents and those in the community exactly what the discipline and dress code rules are for a school district.
Nick is assistant editor for the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by telephone at 847-4487 or 1-800-947-4487; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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