NC: Not a Pro-Life State

The great state of North Carolina in my opinion is NOT a state which stands on the side of Life. This is obvious by the pro-death- allowance laws and a lack of pro-life laws on the books in our state.

First of all North Carolina has a State Abortion Fund. Here is an excerpt from the PDF form found online which state a brief description of the program which is:

{Session Law 1995, Chapter 324, Section 23.27; G.S. 14-45.1; G.S. 143B-153; 10 NCAC 42W; 10 NCAC 42J.}

Here is the excerpt from the form published by NC Department of Health and Human Services/ Social Services Department:

Brief Description of Program:

The State Abortion Fund is a financial resource for abortion procedures for North Carolina residents who need the procedure and who meet the eligibility criteria as established by the General Assembly and the Social Services Commission. Only abortions performed in accordance with applicable State laws are reimbursable under the State Abortion Fund.   

Applications are made to county departments of social services where eligibility is determined. The county departments of social services provide counseling to all clients determined eligible for State Abortion Funds.

Physicians, hospitals, abortion clinics and ambulatory surgical facilities receiving State Abortion Funds for services rendered must be licensed in North Carolina by the Department of Health and Human Services or if located in another state, by the appropriate regulatory authority in that state.

County departments of social services negotiate for services and payment with appropriate providers. Individual service authorizations for clients are submitted on a designated form to participating medical providers by the county departments of social services, which documents the negotiated service payment. Providers may not collect additional funds from the patient.

This is astounding to me. Our state, i.e. our taxpayer dollars going to fund the killing babies: Does this not create outrage in your mind? It should.

And there is more…Various pieces of legislation have been introduced at the state level, but the leadership has prevented the bills from being considered.  The following is a list of those bills:

The Woman’s Right to Know   (Informed Consent for Abortion) would provide that a woman would receive information about the risks and alternatives to abortion 24 hours before the abortion is performed. She would also be offered information about fetal development and the opportunity to see the ultrasound of her baby if the abortionist uses an ultrasound when he performs the abortion.  Additionally, she must be told if the abortionist has neither hospital privileges nor malpractice insurance.

Unborn Victims of Violence   (35 states recognize the unlawful killing of an unborn child as homicide in at least some circumstances.) This law would change the current single victim law into one which recognizes the unborn child as a second victim when a crime is committed against the mother and the child dies.  The Congress has already passed such a law on the federal level but the law only applies to federal and military crimes.

Abortion-Parental Consent Notarized   Would ensure that a minor child will actually have at least one parent’s permission to obtain an abortion.  North Carolina currently has a one parent for abortion consent law, but abortionists are not verifying that the signature on the consent form is the signature of one of the minor’s parents.  The NC courts have said that he abortionists are to be held harmless in those cases where the forms have been forged.  In order to remedy this loophole in the law, pro-life legislators have been trying to pass a law which would require that the signature of the parent on the consent form be notarized.

No Abortion Coverage/ State Health Plan   would remove the public funding of abortions for state employees and remove the option for their family members.

Choose Life Special Registration License Plate  (17 states currently have a Choose Life Special Registration Plate; North and South Carolina are the only two southern states which do not have the plate) This law would add to the already 122 Special Registration Plates that he General Assembly has already approved.  The proceeds from the sale of the plates would help fund those organizations which provide crisis pregnancy assistance, including adoption counseling but would not go to any organization that promotes abortion.

Conscience Protection for Health Care Providers   provides protection for healthcare providers who do not wish to participate in medical procedures or supply drugs or devices which would result in an abortion.

Ultrasound Before An Abortion   requires an abortionist to perform an ultrasound on the woman seeking the abortion and go over the ultrasound prior to the woman giving informed consent for the abortion.  The legislation does not require the woman to view the ultrasound and does not punish the abortionist or the woman if the woman refuses to view the ultrasound images.

*Above information compiled by NC Right to Life- 2008 Pro-Life Resource Book.

I must say to the citizens of North Carolina, we must stop this curse upon our state. By allowing and doing nothing to stop the shedding of innocent blood, we shall be and are being held accountable by God for this crime.

I urge those of you who care about Life to vote for pro-life candidates. I am sure many of you do. But that is not enough.  We must also pray fervently for those candidates to have the courage to keep on submitting pro-life legislation like the ones I have list above. We must pray that the bills will get through to become real laws.  Remember, pro-lifers, we are in a Spiritual Battle. Prayer with Action will work, I believe.  Let us keep on showing the reality and truth of what is happening in our state currently-Babies/ Unborn Babies are being murdered and many are doing NOTHING TO STOP IT!

The motto for North Carolina is “Esse Quam Videri” from the Latin, which translates “To Be Rather than to Seem.”  Right now we seem to be a pro-death state. But I believe with God’s help, we can BE A PRO-LIFE STATE!