Reflection: Political Signs of Candidates Who Support Murder
Yes, there is a political party with a platform that supports the murder of innocent, unborn children through all nine months of pregnancy. I see some of their political signs as I travel. This party has even refused to vote, over 80 times, to make it legal to give a baby, who survives abortion, the medical attention that child needs to survive. In other words, infanticide is OK with this party.
I used to vote for candidates from this party. That ended years ago when I was expected to play a part in helping women to have their babies murdered through abortion. Not on my shift!
I refuse to play a part in the murder of an innocent baby. So many so-called Christians have stood by over the last 47 years and let this diabolical murder of our own citizens continue. Many of our clergy are complicit in this.
The murder of all innocent unborn children is always immoral. If we expect God to bless our nation, we need to stop the murder of innocent babies.
The best way to stop the murder is to vote for candidates who will vote to protect the rights of unborn Americans. Then, we as Christians can work to help those who cannot help themselves — like so many are already doing (e.g., Womankind, Birthright, homes for pregnant moms, etc.).
Many claim to live out the teachings found in the Bible, but turn a blind eye to “Thou shalt not murder” when it comes to unborn children. The Old Testament recounts how Israel sacrificed innocent children to Baal (demon). God passed judgment on Israel. Trust me, it wasn’t pretty.
America, you at a precipice. Will you vote to promote the Ten Commandments or will you vote to continue to murder of innocent unborn children?
It’s time to repent and vote with God in mind.
Cirino for Ohio Senate?
Clearly our backgrounds, careers and life experiences affect our beliefs – my career was child development and welfare, the last 18 years as a court advocate for children of abuse and/or neglect. I believe there are legitimate concerns and lack of substantive information regarding Jerry Cirino’s platform for the 18th District of Ohio Senate.
As the chair of the board of Cleveland Right to Life in 2013, Mr. Cirino opposed Medicaid expansion, and still does. Ohio Right to Life supported the expansion for “putting women’s healthcare first and needs of the disabled.” Mr. Cirino stated, “There’s plenty of health care available today without the need to expand Medicaid.” This was / is simply not true. (Source: https://www.ideastream.org/news/ohio-anti-abortion-groups-split-over-medicaid-expansion)
Medicaid in Ohio is based on low-income (COVID has caused that situation for many people / families). Medicaid qualification includes pregnant women, infants, and children, older adults and individuals with disabilities. Abortion is complicated by many issues; accessible healthcare is one way to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
As board chair, Mr. Cirino was instrumental in the Cleveland Right to Life adopting a new mission statement against same-sex marriage and parenting. As a result, they were removed as an affiliate of National Right to Life. Four paragraphs of anti-gay language remain on their website today. I am very concerned about how this impacts the risk to LGBTQ individuals and families.
Mr. Cirino’s ads focus on supporting police and jobs. No one I know, in any political party, supports defunding law enforcement. I have asked many friends; they hear the same.
I support Betsy Rader for Ohio Senate. Her experience and endorsements speak volumes about education, jobs, law enforcement and healthcare: Ohio Federation of Teachers, Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters, Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Farmers Union, Laborer’s International Union of North America, Human Rights Campaign, American College of OB/GYN, and many more. She has not accepted campaign funds from corporations, PACs or businesses — and pledges never to do so.
Betsy’s experience has been great preparation for serving constituents and causing change. She knows business from working in large law firms. She understands healthcare from practicing as senior counsel at the Cleveland Clinic, and worked in D.C. at Medicare and Medicaid, helping to design cost-effective, high quality health care.
Now as an employment attorney, she represents the rights of those who face discrimination in the workplace. A parent and current juvenile court appointed advocate, Betsy will always support what’s best for families and children.
As a senator, Betsy will fight for: campaign finance reform, removal of gerrymandering, gun sense, constitutional funding for schools, affordable healthcare for all (not a single insurance provider), reduction of prescription drug prices, racial and LGBTQ justice.