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Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Abolition Movement Begins

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Welcome to the second Abolition Movement in the United States. It began on July 21, 2008. Those of you familiar with history remember the first Abolition Movement was over slavery. In time, the United States was eventually divided between "Free States" (those where slavery was prohibited) and "Slave States" (those were slavery was permitted). Now we have just entered the era of the second Abolition Movement, but this time the issue is abortion. South Dakota has just become the first "Free State" in that it is finally abortion free. State laws designed to educate mothers before they murder their preborn babies have caused the last abortionist to pack up and leave the state.

The United States has now entered it's second era of division between "Free States" and "Abortion States." Now that South Dakota has paved the way, other states will soon follow suit. The only question that remains now is this. There was about one generation between the first states banning slavery and the passage of the 13th Amendment which banned slavery in the entire Union. During that time, America endured the worst war in it's history -- the Civil War. While slavery was not the immediate cause of this war, it did play a role in the interstate tensions leading up to it. The only question that remains now is this. How long will it be before the passage of the Constitutional Amendment banning abortion, and during that time, will we endure another Civil War?

Granted, this is not the 1800s, and slavery was not the immediate cause of the last Civil War, so it is unlikely that abortion will be the cause of the next, should it happen. However, there can be no doubt that in the years and decades ahead, it will become an increasing source of interstate tension, as the issue of abortion rips this country into pieces, one state after another...
( - On Monday, July 21, eight women arrived at the Planned Parenthood office in Sioux Falls in South Dakota for abortions, but were instead met with locked doors and a hand-written note indicating the only abortion clinic in South Dakota was closed.

Planned Parenthood closed its doors after their abortionists, who are flown in from other states, refused to work under the new law that went into effect last Friday. The law orders abortionists to inform patients of the humanity of their babies and that the procedure could affect their mental health two hours before the abortion is set to be performed. The law also provides that abortionists can be sued if they do not comply.

This law was the brain-child of attorney Harold Cassidy and passed with the help of determined pro-life leaders Dr. Alan and Leslee Unruh, who pushed for the regulation in the face of opposition, even from some in the pro-life movement. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for the law's enactment last week....

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