(Chris Parker, Headline USA) Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., announced the state’s plans to help struggling mothers as its pro-life law takes effect, but instead of focusing on killing babies it will help provide actual medical care and community support for families.
“We are focused on really making sure that people have the resources to know that these mothers are supported, that they have their health care, the counseling services and mentors, and even adoption services — should they choose that path — at their fingertips, if they need it, if they’re in a situation where they have an unplanned pregnancy or a crisis situation where they really do need some help,” Noem told Just the News.
Those plans include assistance with pregnancies, parenting, adoption and financial assistance. The website also provides helpful advice and partners with a variety of organizations.
The trigger law bans abortions in the state without making exceptions for rape and incest. It does provide an exception if the mother’s life is at stake. It was originally passed in 2005 but halted by the provisions of Roe v. Wade.
Under the law, mothers will not be prosecuted for their abortions, but the doctors performing them will.
Noem also introduced a bill to ban abortion pill subscriptions online. She told Face the Nation that, “abortions via pill are very dangerous medical procedures, a woman is five times more likely to end up in an emergency room if they’re utilizing this kind of method for abortion.”
The state’s efforts to help struggling mothers nullify the claims that pro-lifers are inherently hypocritical, often repeated by leftists.
Pro-life groups have often been accused of only caring about babies until they’re born. However, studies consistently show that conservatives and pro-lifers contribute more to help orphans than any other group – and by a large margin.
This remains steady even as far-left activists work hard to prevent Christian foster care agencies from properly caring for children. Their efforts have forced faith-based adoption centers and orphanages to close.