Amid a heated national abortion debate, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) is unveiling sweeping a campaign platform that entails the development of a White Office devoted to advancing abortion rights.
“On Day One, I will create a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom, charged with coordinating and affirmatively advancing abortion rights and access to reproductive health care across my Administration, addressing all barriers to full reproductive autonomy, such as access to health care, including maternal and infant health quality, affordable child care, and comprehensive paid family leave,” Booker vowed in a statement Tuesday.
“It has never been more important to stand in solidarity and join the fight to ensure that all women have access to reproductive health care and abortion rights. These far-right attacks on women’s rights must be understood as an attack on all of our rights.”
The New Jersey Democrat’s plan would annul President Donald Trump’s pro-life executive orders that prohibit federal funds from assisting organizations that promote or provide abortions, mandate employer health plans to cover the cost of contraception and repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funds to pay for abortion except to save the lie of a woman of if pregnancy arises from incest or rape.
Booker’s abortion campaign pledge comes after pro-life laws in Alabama, Ohio and Georgia sparked upheaval amongst pro-choice activists and feminists groups over the states’ restriction of abortion to the first few weeks or the illegalization of abortion altogether.
Last week, the presidential contender also penned a proposal for GQ warning men that women deserve autonomy of their bodies.
“Men, it’s on us to listen, to speak out, and to take action. Not because women are our mothers, sisters, wives or friends – but because women are people. And all people deserve to control their own bodies,” Booker wrote.
Democrats are increasingly explicit in their support for killing unborn children at any stage of pregnancy and are even attempting to deny adequate normal medical care to born children.
In January, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legalizing abortion until the ninth month, and even after the unborn child is viable, terminating the procedure is permitted so long as the abortionist makes a “reasonable and good-faith judgment” that the abortion will protect the pregnant women’s health.
Earlier this year in Virginia, state legislator Kathy Tran introduced legislation that would make abortion legal even at term and in the middle of birth. Governor Ralph Northam supports that legislation, arguing abortions late in the pregnancy would be performed in cases in which the unborn child is severely deformed and parents should be permitted to withhold medical care if the infants are fully delivered.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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