An appeals court ruled in favor of Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, on Friday, Nov. 20, saying he may begin banning abortions due to diagnoses such as Down syndrome, racially motivated or unwanted gender. Although unfortunately for now abortions will continue to exist until 6 weeks of gestation, with this new measure Tennessee becomes one of the states that continues to fight in defense of the life of the unborn.
Earlier this year, Lee, as announced by Fox News, enacted legislation that provided for what he called a “ban on grounds,” meaning “grounds” for those cases in which an abortion is sought, on the grounds that the unborn baby has Down syndrome or unwanted sex and/or race. The measure was considered radical against abortion and met with the objection of the abortion movements.
But just hours after the governor reported the enactment of the law, it was immediately blocked by a lower federal court.
The governor appealed the court’s decision, and the 6th District Court of Appeals has just confirmed that it will allow the state to enforce the “prohibitions on grounds.”
Lee, upon receiving the news, said in a statement “Our law prohibits abortion based on the race, gender, or diagnosis of Down syndrome of the child and the court’s decision will save lives. Protecting our most vulnerable Tennesseans is worth the fight.”
The left’s agenda is advancing by leaps and bounds, including its brutal defense of the abortion industry. But there is no less resistance from conservative sectors, and even the victories over abortion are no small feat. Currently, more than a dozen states have bans for similar reasons.
Above all, the advances made with respect to the right to life of unborn children during President Trump’s mandate were important. Recently, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, representing the United States, led a coalition of 32 countries that signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration to ask the United Nations to stop promoting abortion as a “right,” Breitbart reported.
The strong statement attempts to reject the alleged “rights” of women promoted by the World Health Organization, which include abortion as a “family planning” method, while reaffirming the sovereignty of each country to determine its own decisions without interference from international organizations.
It also seeks to “reaffirm that there is no international right to abortion, nor any international obligation on the part of states to fund or facilitate abortion.”
This is not the first time that the Trump administration has opposed the U.N.’s globalist plans and its intention to implement a new world order, creating international “rights” and “laws” by seeking to systematize all countries under the same regulations.
To the concern of the left and U.S. abortion groups, conservative sectors are celebrating the increase in pro-life candidates elected to the House after the 2020 elections. In total, 11 incumbent pro-life women have won re-election and 13 new pro-life women were elected to the House.
With a significant increase in pro-life women in the House, this is considered a real defeat for the pro-abortion agenda pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her supporters.
The Susan B. Anthony List, a leading pro-life organization, celebrated the victories on its Twitter account where it detailed each of the newly elected representatives.
We're celebrating this morning as 13 NEW proudly #ProLife women (and counting‼️) win their races for the U.S. House!!#FL27 @MaElviraSalazar #NM02 @Yvette4congress #MN07 @FischbachMN7#SC01 @NancyMace #OK05 @stephaniebice
— Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) November 4, 2020
In addition, six pro-life women were also confirmed in the next Congress of the United States Senate. There may be as many as seven if Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler wins the runoff in the January election.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest pro-abortion industry organization, tweeted during the early November vote count, which eagerly expected Democratic candidate Joe Biden to win the 270 electoral votes needed to win the U.S. presidency, knowing that the Democrat is defending his abortion interests.
As results come in and we count every vote, we're seeing just how many Americans voted for change. We have the momentum and Joe Biden's path to 270 electoral votes is becoming more clear. https://t.co/hUptCymkDB
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) November 4, 2020
The Trump administration, since the beginning of its term, as promised during its campaign for president in 2016, has openly collaborated with pro-life groups and promoted pro-life and anti-abortion policies, as reported in detail by The BL.