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Why This Initiative

"Neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Now go and sin no more.” (John 8:11)

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With the overturning of Roe v Wade, the decision goes back to the states which children's lives a state will protect. Because human life is a continuum from conception through birth and natural death, it is important that we protect the lives of all children prior to, during, and after birth so that everyone has a fair opportunity to live their one life to the fullest extent possible.

 

The "Protection of Children" Initiative  would grant every living child the opportunity to be born, to experience love, and to continue living!

Right now in Colorado, we have one of the most cruel and inhumane laws in the world concerning the lives of children. Abortion brutally dismembers or poisons a child who can feel pain as early as 7 weeks, has a face at five weeks, a heartbeat at 21 days, and is living from the moment of conception when their unique DNA is knit together into one single cell and then rapidly starts growing.

Protecting children also protects mothers from the harms of abortion and those exploiting women for profit, and gets our families and communities back to a place of health where we value the lives and liberties of every fellow human being. It's important for those of us who call ourselves prolife and those of us who call ourselves Christian that our voices are heard on behalf of the children who cannot speak for themselves. It is up to us as Colorado citizens to create just laws to protect children so that everyone has a fair opportunity to be born and live their one life.

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WHY A DIFFERENT APPROACH

For fifty years, this issue has been handled politically, incrementally, and pragmatically. Many "prolife" leaders have been taught that if we keep doing the same things over and over again we will someday get a different result… next time, next election cycle, next generation … our culture will magically evolve with enough education, enough money, enough time, enough .... Meanwhile, actual children lose their lives - thousands of children in Colorado every year - as they are brutally and painfully pulled apart or poisoned and their mothers are unnaturally stretched or put into labor through abortion.

Allowing the killing of any child is evil. The politicians and organizations we have delegated to end abortion have taken an evolutionary, secular approach with no evidence that it has ever worked. In fact, there is evidence over fifty years that it doesn't. The closest they've had to a strategy is to try to convince the public that abortion is wrong at some arbitrary developmental stage this time, and then at a different developmental stage next time, rather than speaking the whole truth and creating a good law all at once. Instead of leading public opinion, these so-called 'leaders' have followed public opinion.

At the end of time, Jesus tells us that whatever we do to the “least of these,” we do to Him. In the Old Testament, God tells us to “cease doing evil and learn to do good”. God hates injustice, which we create as we sentence some children to die while protecting others. We have to do it God’s way to receive God’s blessing. Abortion is a multi-billion-dollar industry but that Goliath will fall!

This is a spiritual battle dealing with a moral issue and God’s expressed will for us to follow. Our goal is to honor and obey God. There is no evidence to suggest Incrementalism would work or that this approach will not.  Ultimately, the battle is the Lord’s. We are praying to be faithful with what God has called us to do. We seek to unify everyone who wants to protect children at all stages of life. We do not want Satan to divide us based on varying opinions on what the “correct” human strategy would be. By supporting this initiative that aligns with God's natural law, we are making it clear that we do not approve of the current status quo in Colorado which is abortion all nine months through birth. If we are silent, we are giving the victory to the enemy without a fight.

 

There are only two options from which to choose: the status quo that keeps abortion legal through birth, or an initiative that abolishes abortion in the state. We can no longer delegate our own responsibility before God to rescue these children and speak to our culture that killing innocent human beings is wrong. 

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WHY A LAW IS MERCIFUL

The purpose of law is to protect people, deter actions that cause harm, define where one individual's rights end and another's rights begin, and determine certain immoral or unethical actions as unacceptable within a civilized society. Of course, everyone needs mercy, but until we know that what we're doing is wrong, how do we know to ask God for mercy? God gave the law so we would know wrong from right, "Thou shalt not kill (murder, take the life of an innocent human being)". This initiative aligns with God's law. It is a just (fair) law that holds women and men to an equal standard and we put into practice what we say we believe that every human life has equal value. Scripture asserts, and more than 96% of biologists agree, that the life of a human being begins at conception. Since children are fully human and alive and deserving of protection, and murder is wrong, we cannot condone what God Himself condemns and tells us not to do. Our law must reflect His as the ultimate, eternal authority, "on earth as it is in heaven". 

Current law does not protect women from abortion. With current law, women are lied to, coerced, and blindly suffering the harmful consequences of abortion. Women are not told how abortion procedures are performed, the development of their baby, or the harm it will cause them long term, and short-term dangers are often minimalized. Women are not helped out of abusive relationships. Women are not told about the more than 200 pregnancy care centers across Colorado, local churches, and community organizations available to address her fears and provide resources to meet her real needs, or the many adoption agencies that can provide for her the opportunity to choose loving parents for her child. This initiative would change that. 

This Initiative makes abortion illegal which is huge in making abortion unthinkable! It outlaws all abortion clinics, all abortion pills through the mail, and requires that all doctors must try to save all patients (mother and children). When abortion becomes illegal in Colorado, women become educated that it's not alright to take the lives of children prior to birth and abortionists can be legally put out of business. 

As far as merciful, mercy comes from Truth who is Jesus.  It is merciful to keep others from sin, both for their eternal soul as well as their temporal well-being. We must love our neighbors as ourselves. We do not want to sin, nor do we want others to be harmed by sin. This initiative is actually very merciful to mothers, fathers, and anyone in the abortion industry. When we teach our children to avoid great evils, we make the penalties very high, so they know the severity of their actions.  This initiative shows society that abortion is a great moral evil to be avoided.

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WHY THIS IS THE "RIGHT" TIME

 

When is the right time to do the right thing? For the thousands of children who would be killed in Colorado if we do nothing, those children would tell us now is a good time. God's timing for us to repent is always now. Salvation is always today. This year, we either do nothing and by omission condone killing children through birth - as our law stands right now, or we do as God expects of us and “rescue those being led to the slaughter”. Every voter in Colorado can choose life for these children whose lives are in danger. With one signature and one vote, each of us can be a part of ending the holocaust in our state.

We have only until March 31, 2024 to collect enough signatures to get this important issue onto the ballot in 2024. Pick up a petition packet today!

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