Born Alive - to Live

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Born Alive - to Live

President Bush yesterday signed the "Born Alive Infant Protection Act." Babies who survive an abortion will now have to full protection of the law. The womb remains one of the most dangerous places to be in America, but if the child can just escape the abortionist and its unwilling mother, he or she now has a right to live.

It says a lot about the state of our nation that such a law is necessary. But it said a lot in 1973 when the Supreme Court handed down Roe vs. Wade, allowing women to play God about human life.

Congress should also pass the partial birth abortion bill, protecting babies as they are emerging from the womb. What is the difference between protecting them at the moment they emerge and not protecting them as they emerge? There is none, but abortion politics dulls the moral senses. So does forgetting God and taking it upon ourselves to determine right from wrong and life from death.

Good for Congress and President Bush on this one. Let's hope it won't be the only pro-life act of his administration. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.