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Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | Published 6:34 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019 | Courier-Journal OPINION

On the opening day of the National Right to Life Convention in Charleston this past July, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told an enthusiastic luncheon crowd, “I believe time and history are on our side.”

A Gallup poll had just been released showing a whopping 60% of respondents said abortion should be legal in “only a few circumstances" (39%) or “illegal in all circumstances" (21%). That was a jump of 7 percentage points from just a year earlier.

Grossly underreported, though, even ignored by the media, has been the surge of support among Americans who will “only vote for a candidate who shares their pro-life view on abortion.” As has been the case in practically every election cycle since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the percentage of “single-issue” pro-life voters has outpaced "single-issue" abortion-rights voters by anywhere from 6 to 9 percentage points. In 2016, the numbers were 23% to 17% — a 6-point advantage. Today, the gap is 9 points — 35% to 26%.

Could this dramatic shift reflect American outrage over aggressive efforts by Democrats to make abortion policy more permissive in states like New York, Vermont and Illinois? Or maybe more and more Americans are learning how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked more than 80 times now, floor votes on the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would give legal rights to newborn infants who survive failed abortions. (The Center for Disease Control reports 143 babies died after being born alive during botched abortions between 2003 and 2014.)

Possibly, the word is getting out (no thanks to the mainstream media), too, that certain politicians are apparently just fine with late-term abortions and even post-birth deaths, in spite of polls consistently showing huge majorities favoring the anti-infanticide reform measure.

Indeed, there is virtue in single-mindedness when choosing who to vote for when casting your ballot. The suffragists are a perfect example. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul (incidentally, all strong abortion opponents) and others believed in the promises of liberty guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence and made possible through the amendment process of the Constitution.

You better believe women, like the founding feminists, demanded Americans focus on a single issue. The Democrat-led 65th Congress failed to legislate a woman’s right to vote. So, in the next Congress, Democrats were swept out of power and Republicans led the victory for women’s rights instead.

Abortion, as a single issue, is the most compelling issue facing America today. The right to life for all members of the human family is the most important right guaranteed by our Founding Fathers. As concerned citizens elect candidates on their willingness to protect human life, presidents, legislators and judges will begin to restore protection to the unborn and end abortion on demand.

The anti-abortion movement has been successful in passing life-saving measures including mandatory informed consent and a ban on late-term abortion due, in part, to its uncompromising stance when evaluating candidates. Without the right to life, no other right is possible, or has meaning. A candidate unwilling to rectify the terrible injustice perpetrated by abortionists (killing a defenseless preborn child), should be disqualified from holding public office.

The gravity of restoring the civil right to life to unborn children is especially salient in the Kentucky governor’s race. Republican Matt Bevin has fearlessly defended the most vulnerable. For example, the bill he signed into law requiring abortionists to give women opportunity to view an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion, was upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. A judicial appointment by President Donald Trump made all the difference! Elections do have consequences.

Yet, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear, as attorney general, refused to defend that very law in the courts, an egregious shirking of his constitutional responsibilities.

If the civil rights of the unborn throughout the nine months of pregnancy are to be restored, then our obligation to vote for candidates who hold the right to life inviolate, becomes as important as democracy itself.

As the late Judge John Noonan so aptly said, “Once or twice in a century an Issue arises … so far-reaching in its consequences and so deep in its foundations that it calls every person to take a stand.”

Vote pro-life on Nov. 5!

Schu Montgomery is on the board of directors of Right to Life of Louisville and is a teacher at Holy Angels Academy.


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By Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | 09-13-19 | Courier-Journal OpEd

schu montgomeryThe abortion distortion has dominated the pages of local newspapers and major TV outlets ever since the U. S. Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions in 1973.

Even today, there are still “journalists” who erroneously report that abortion is legalized only in the first three months of pregnancy. Yet, despite an eventual nation-wide ban on the grisly Partial Birth Abortion procedure in 2003, a method that killed an estimated 5,000 babies a year, eight states and Washington, D.C. still permit abortion up until birth for any reason (Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and New York).

The Southwestern Women’s Options clinic in Albuquerque, N.M., for instance, known as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America, kills babies at 37-weeks gestation through poisonous injection. Within days, the unborn child suffers a heart attack. The woman is charged a staggering $17,000 for this third trimester procedure.

Recently, C-J opinion writer Kim Greene distorted the findings of her own Planned Parenthood-commissioned poll, saying it showed support for legalized abortion in Kentucky. That’s simply not the case. Numbers from that poll, as reported in a C-J story published on August 9, 2019, actually shows “18% said they believe all abortions should be illegal – though another 37% said abortion should be allowed only in ‘extreme cases’ such as for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest or to save the life of the woman.”

While 98% of abortions are performed in the U. S. for social reasons— not life of the mother or rape and incest— it is indeed a stretch, actually a distortion, for Greene to conclude that Kentuckians favor abortion.

The numbers simply don’t add up. The 18% who favor banning abortion added to the 37% who would only permit abortion in the very rare cases of life of the mother and rape/incest equals 55%. The last time I looked 55% is a majority. Therefore, PP’s very own poll shows a majority of Kentuckians (the 500 Democrats, Republicans, and Independents queried) do, in fact, reject abortion on demand!

But even if the numbers recorded otherwise, which they don’t — morality, objective truth, and irrefutable scientific evidence all point to the urgency to restore the right to life to unborn children.

In Kentucky, there is only one abortion clinic left! If abortions were so popular, why then are we– who love and cherish innocent human life and who believe women deserve better than the “right” to kill preborn children– witnessing the last gasp of a diabolical abortion industry, and the continuing renaissance of crisis pregnancy centers, who offer real and effective pre-natal and postpartum care to women facing unplanned pregnancies.

We laud Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Matt Bevin for fighting for life and passing pro-life measures, while defending them aggressively in the courts (something Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has refused to do as the Commonwealth’s Attorney General).

In May, the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law! Thanks to President Trump’s recent appointments to that court and the courage of a majority of state lawmakers and Governor Bevin, who passed and signed into law that life-affirming measure, women will now have the opportunity to view the ultrasound and, consequently, heart beat of their unborn child prior to an abortion!

Governor Bevin and Kentucky lawmakers have been honoring their civic and constitutional responsibilities through their pro-life convictions and actions. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”

The Opinion article refuted by Schu is here.


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Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | Published 8:39 a.m. ET May 21, 2019 | Updated 8:43 a.m. ET May 21, 2019

“All we are saying is give LIFE a chance!”

schu montgomeryEchoes from a bygone anthem (“Give PEACE a chance”) reverberate through many a state capitol rotunda these days as the quest for peace —peace in the womb— grows ever louder.Once the safest place for an unborn child, a mother’s womb has too often become the killing fields.

Our astute Gov. Matt Bevin articulately stated on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight recently that the reason a flurry of legislatures and governors have stepped up their defense of innocent human life with bills challenging Roe v. Wade is because “people are appropriately outraged” that whole “generations of children” are being wiped out — all in the name of “reproductive freedom” or “choice” (certainly misnomers for those hellbent on annihilating little ones in the womb).

More than 60 million preborn babies have lost their lives since Roe’s companion case, Doe v. Bolton, stripped the states (and, therefore, the people) from protecting the preborn during all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy for reasons of “health,” not medical necessity. “Health,” the court so broadly mandated must include the “physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age.”

"With the insanity coming out of New York and Virginia … where you got lawmakers and governors basically advocating and celebrating abortion on demand, the country needs to know that there are still some sane people In this world in public office,” said Mississippi State Sen. Angela Hill. Mississippi has joined Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and most recently, Missouri, among others before this year, in passing heartbeat bills. Read more.


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by Schu Montgomery

schu montgomeryHundreds of thousands of hard-working Kentuckians who still uphold the sanctity of life and dream of the day when our government returns to protecting the preborn commend Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly for doing all they can to save the lives of unborn children and spare women from a lifetime of psychological and emotional pain, not to mention serious health risks, that do result from abortion.

Kim Greene, a board member at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc., and other abortion supporters refuse to acknowledge the undeniable fact that every abortion tears apart or poisons a preborn child and is, therefore, inhumane and unjust. Read more.


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Pro-Life America is Winning the Abortion War on this 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

by Schu Montgomery

c-j-schu.pngThe hundreds of thousands of dedicated pro-life citizens braving blizzards and sub-zero temperatures at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. have much to be hopeful for. Their sacrifice, their tenacity, their prayers are paying off.

Science is on their side, More and more women are facing the truth - abortion kills babies. More and more women are choosing life!

The pervasive presence of 4D ultrasound pictures of preborn children, the crescendo of crisis pregnancy centers outflanking abortion clinics more than 6 to 1, the surging number of abortionists’ (and their staff) quitting their deadly trade, sidewalk counselors peacefully witnessing weekly (if not daily) on the streets outside the killing centers, and the passing of many pieces of protective pro-life legislation, including the latest - to end discrimination of babies based on gender, race, or disability - are contributing to the eventual banishment of state-sanctioned slaughter of 60-million preborn children since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of January 22, 1973.

While there were 2,176 clinics doing surgical abortions in America in 1991, today there are 467 such facilities, a notable decrease of 79 percent! An imploding abortion industry struggles to remain solvent amid a falling demand for abortions. In 2016, there were 164 abortion facilities that conducted abortions at 20 weeks or later - 31 more than in 2018. This represents an impressive 19 percent reduction in the number of very-late-term abortion facilities over the past two years. In 2018 alone, 40 abortion clinics closed, some due to failure in complying with existing laws and safety regulations.

Not since Dred Scott in 1857 (declaring Blacks non-persons) has there been a high court ruling so destructive, so divisive, so unforgiving of God’s innocents’ and the sanctity of human life. As Justice Byron White, one of the two dissenters in Roe so aptly put it, the landmark case was an act of “raw judicial power.” It pitted mother against child, stripped states of the right to set their own abortion policies, and contradicted the very language and history of the Constitution.

Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton (its lesser known companion case) said it was okay to tear apart, vacuum out, or poison a baby up to the point of birth for reasons of “health” so broad to include not only a woman’s physical. emotional, or psychological well-being, but her social health as well, and her age. Today, the vast majority of abortions are done because a woman feels pressure to abort from someone else, or because she simply doesn’t want or can’t afford a child (many couples, unable to have children of their own, would love to adopt).

The grassroots movement - to protect both mother and child, to love them both - has always been about righting a horrendous wrong. Women, too, suffer great pain - physically, mentally, and spiritually - and are Increasingly finding out that legalized abortion is not the panacea for unplanned pregnancy.

This is why lawmakers across the country have successfully passed “Women Right to Know” laws informing women of the risks and complications of both surgical and chemical abortions.

Women have the right to know that abortion can exacerbate a woman’s risk for breast cancer. A 2013 analysis by the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute confirms the correlation between abortion and breast cancer after reviewing some two dozen studies.

Moreover, a 2011 British Journal of Psychology meta-study on the mental-health effects of abortion on over 877,000 women shows increased rates of depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug use, and suicide.

The shrugging off of actual studies demonstrating significant increases in premature birth or low-birth-weight babies in women who had prior abortions and the dismissiveness of reliable data showing that tele-med abortions - which don’t require a physician to administer the abortion drug, or even worse, examine the woman -do a grave disservice to women who deserve fully informed consent.

Given the realities above, plus a plethora of anecdotal evidence showing a steady rise in botched abortions - even death - underscore the need for new laws to protect women from unscrupulous abortion providers.

To cite just one example, the Preterm clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, has performed ten botched abortions since 2011, according to Abortion Stats 2018. That same clinic has been involved in numerous medical emergencies. Lakisha Wilson was 20 weeks pregnant when she hemorrhaged to death while undergoing an abortion at Preterm in 2014. Wilson is only one victim among hundreds who have died from legalized abortion.

Abortion’s lasting emotional scars have prompted many women to form “Silent No More” campaigns - to voice regret, and to help one another find light amid the darkness.

The Pro-Life movement, formed some fifty years ago to uphold the intrinsic value of all life, from the moment of fertilization to natural death, continues its mission to educate and eventually restore the inalienable right to life.

The undeniable truth remains - whether it’s a “he” or “she” - that our genetic make-up or DNA develops into a uniquely, unrepeatable member of the human family.

In a sound, civilized society the weak must be protected from the strong. Who, in our society, is more vulnerable than a preborn child?

Nineteenth century social activist Theodore Parker said it best: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

For pro-lifers, the fulfillment of equal justice for all — born and unborn — is merely a matter of time.

Schu Montgomery is on the board of directors of Right to Life of Louisville and is a teacher at Holy Angels Academy.



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