A group working to end abortion now in Alabama argues that Alabama law already contains everything it needs to accomplish that goal: all that is needed is for the Governor to push the button. The nullification/interposition option is there, waiting for Christians to pressure the government into taking it. Here’s more on it, and how you can make a difference:
“Proposal 16” says, “Now is the time. . . .”
Did you know that every governor since Roe v. Wade has had the power and obligation to defend innocent human life in Alabama and prevent the murder of Alabama babies? Governors haven’t stepped in, either because they aren’t pro-life or they fear physical or economic reprisal from the Federal government. No more.
Just like former President Obama refused to enforce federal marijuana law, we believe President Trump will hold back his hand from enforcing the unjust federal abortion rulings in the States.
Now is the time to send the faulty premises of Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history, end the barbarous practice of abortion, allow women to be the mamas their babies need, and give every human being their God-given and constitutional right to life.
The Liberator reports,
Proposal 16, the proposed draft of the requested executive order, states that “the Executive Branch of the State of Alabama shall use all powers at its disposal to prevent the voluntary taking of life of persons in the womb, from the moment of conception”. It goes on to declare that “all past and future opinions or orders from any branch of the Federal Government that fail to protect the inalienable right to life of all human beings are null, void, and unenforceable in Alabama”.
Alabama law already defines the unborn as persons and outlaws their killing as murder, but includes an exception for mothers and their authorized representatives. Proposal 16 advocates are asking for that exception to be removed.
So far, Bentley has refused to meet with Proposal 16 representatives. “We received a two-sentence email saying the governor will not meet with us,” McClure said.
However, he added that Bentley receives between 20 and 50 calls per day asking him to implement Proposal 16, and that the governor’s office has indicated it is paying attention to how many people care about the issue.
“We are like the persistent widow that Jesus talked about,” McClure said. He asked that anyone who supports this effort reach out to Bentley by calling (334) 242-7100 and asking him to act.
The Proposal 16 Movement, as representatives refer to it, plans to hold a press rally on the steps of the capitol at noon on April 1 at which they will read a letter from pro-life leaders to send a message to the governor: “The message is, ‘Governor Bentley, you can act, you should act, we want you to act, and if you don’t act, the blood of 16 babies [per day] is on your hands,’” McClure said.
The report goes on to note that while 80 percent of Alabamans claim to be pro-life, less than 1 percent take action. If only ten percent of Christians in Alabama hounded the Governor’s office, the meeting could take place and the ball could be rolling. Imagine what a majority of the churches could do!
I recommend you read the full report and other Liberator reports on similar efforts around the country. For Alabamans, get involved by visiting the Proposal 16 website. Call the Governor, (334) 242-7100, and join the rally on April 1.