There has been a lot of debate in North Carolina and the nation recently over infanticide bills to protect babies who survive abortion. The state Senate recently overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. It’s unclear if the House can muster up the votes for an override of the governor’s veto. At any rate, debates around these protection bills and the controversy in states like Virginia and New York have once again raised the national profile of abortion.
North Carolina is no different. Below is a video recently brought to my attention. It was posted by the Cities4Life in Charlotte. This from the Citites4Life website:
On April 20, 2019, Ron Virmani, the abortionist who works at A Preferred Women’s Health Center on Latrobe Drive in Charlotte called out to Cities4Life volunteers, “Rape them, and send them here!” He has said this multiple times, but was caught on video doing so this time. This is a man who has no admitting privileges to any area hospitals and has lost his license in the past due to sexual misconduct.
Viewers can judge for themselves from the original video below:
Of course, the current debate on abortion and infanticide transcends this ugly incident and only reinforces the need to strengthen protections for infants who survive abortions. Recent Civitas polling shows that only 11 percent of North Carolinians polled want abortion to be extended throughout the entirety of a pregnancy. For recent analysis from Civitas on Cooper’s veto of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act you can read Leah Byers article and tune into Civitalk.
Life, not death, should always be the benchmark and goal of humanity. Thomas Jefferson called the right to life “self-evident” in the Declaration of Independence. And given all the chaos and despair we so often hear about in the news, I would hope North Carolinians of all political persuasions would work together to champion and promote a culture of life. Ultimately, the human person is much more important than public policy changes or victories. Safeguarding human life is the lynchpin and a necessity of any good government.