The bill which would abolish forced abortion is called the Right to Choose Life Act, because it would protect a woman's right to choose life. The RTCL Act is based on the following facts. Please click each fact for an explanation.
This fact simply means that she has the right to continue the pregnancy, and that right cannot be taken away from her.
This fact is stated in America's Declaration of Independence:
|"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"|
This is a statistical fact. Homicide is the number 1 cause of death for unwed pregnant women and number 17 for everybody else. Therefore, homicide laws, by themselves, do not even come close to protecting unwed pregnant women to the same extent that they protect everybody else. This proves that governments are failing to adequately protect women who choose life (women who choose to continue their pregnancies). Please click 'In Memory Of' under the AFA menu to see the many women who have died for choosing life.
When a man impregnates a woman illegitimately, he stands to profit off of someone killing his child in the womb. He would profit off of abortion, because it would get him out of having to pay child support. This potential profit gives him the following motive:
|The Motive that is Present in an Illegitimate Pregnancy|
When a woman is impregnated illegitimately, the man has the motive to|
either threaten her to get an abortion or kill her for not getting one.
There are two ways to take away the motive when the illegitimate pregnancy is confirmed. One is by making a law that lets the man opt out of having to pay child support. This is called "financial abortion," and it would increase the number of abortions. 'Pro choice' people might be okay with that; but financial abortion would also increase child poverty; and nobody is okay with that.
The only other way to take away the motive is by making a law that requires the man to pay for impregnating a woman illegitimately, regardless of whether someone kills their child. He could pay in one of two ways, either by paying the amount of child support (which is currently calculated by each state) or by making a plea bargain with the state, whereby he gives the state 99.85% assurance that he will not start another illegitimate pregnancy in return for the state (the taxpayers) helping him with his child support payments. He could give that level of assurance by getting a vasectomy, banking sperm first if he so chooses, so that he could still have more children in the future.
The bill for the law which would take away the above motive, without increasing child poverty, is called the Right to Choose Life Act, or RTCL Act. Under the RTCL Act, the man would no longer profit off of someone killing his child; and because of that, he would no longer have the motive to either threaten the woman to get an abortion or kill her for not getting one. It is therefore a fact that the RTCL Act would protect a woman's right to choose life, and it is the only way to do so without increasing child poverty.
Under the current law, every man has a child support loophole. It is his means of escaping a potential child support obligation; and his means of escape is provided by abortion. But under the RTCL Law, he would no longer have the loophole; because he would be required to pay, in one of two ways, for impregnating a woman illegitimately, regardless of whether someone kills his child. Therefore, by signing the RTCL petition, men agree to give up their child support loophole for the sake of protecting every woman with child from the danger of forced abortion or double homicide. Meanwhile, women support those men by also signing the RTCL petition. The more signatures the petition gets, the sooner that progressive lawmakers will need to consider the RTCL Act, and once progressives support it, conservatives will also support it (progressive bills begin with progressives).
Christians believe that the church of Jesus Christ is his bride and that the ultimate example of his love for her was him giving up his life for her sake. The RTCL Act follows that example, because it involves the man giving up his child support loophole for the woman's sake. Therefore, we expect all Christians to sign the RTCL Act once they learn about it, regardless of whether they are progressives or conservatives. The only people who will oppose the RTCL Act are: 1. people who make a living off of abortion (since they don't want the demand for abortion to drop), 2. men who want to keep their child support loophole, and 3. the girlfriends of those men. If those 3 groups of people represent a minority, then the only thing that is preventing the RTCL Act from becoming law is people not knowing about it.
Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, that he was sacrificed on a cross unto the forgiveness of his people's debt to God, and that it empowers his people to become children of God by adoption. If that is so, then abortion mimics the cross, because it is also the sacrifice of a father's child unto the forgiveness of debt. But with abortion, the debt is what the father owes his child (in child support payments), rather than what the child of God owes his or her Father (in payment for sin). Therefore, abortion is the antithesis of the cross that symbolizes Christianity.
But under the RTCL Act, the man who impregnates a woman illegitimately would be required to pay his debt to his child, in one of two ways, regardless of whether someone kills his child (if she gets an abortion, his payments would go towards the welfare of other illegitimately conceived children). So, even though the RTCL Act would not abolish abortion, it would abolish the forgiveness of debt through abortion; and without the forgiveness of debt, there would no longer be much of a reason for women to get an abortion. The child support payments would be made regardless. Therefore, the RTCL Act would greatly reduce the demand for abortion.
According to Christians, a brother of Jesus named James said that it is wrong to know what we ought to do and then not do it. This fact is a part of our laws. For example, if I know something about a crime, then I ought to tell the police; and if I do not do that, then I am obstructing justice by withholding information from the police. By now you should know what you ought to do. If you do not understand any of the six facts above, then you ought to ask questions by clicking 'Contact Us' in the top menu. You ought to do the same thing if you find any errors in the RTCL Act.
Otherwise, you ought to sign the RTCL petition by clicking 'Sign the RTCL Petition' in the top menu. Once you have signed the petition, you ought to share it and this website with your family and friends. The sooner that we do what we ought to do, the sooner that the rights of expectant mothers and children can start being protected by law. The lives of women and children depend on us doing what we ought to do. That should be all the motivation we need to do what we ought.