01 November 2008

A Pro-life Filipina Miss America

I'm not a fan of beauty contests but I was inspired by the item below from LifeNews.com especially when I discovered that a first-generation Filipino-American, Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001, whose parents came from Pangasinan, had made a video appealing to American voters to know how one vote can bring life or death to millions. Since 1973 about 46,000,000 unborn Americans have had their lives cut short because of a decision a 5 to 4 decision made by the judges of the US Supreme Court on 22 January 1973. Probably about 20,000,000 of those would have been eligible to vote and make a choice on Tuesday if their lives hadn't been snuffed out by 'pro-choice' proponents.

If this decision is challenged it could possibly be overturned - provided a majority of judges on the Supreme Court vote that way. The present make-up of the Court makes that unlikely. However, it is probable that at least one judge, and maybe two or even three, would be replaced during the term of the next President, who appoints judges to the court, with the approval of the Senate. President George W. Bush appointed two who are believed to in favour of overturning the 1973 decision.

Senator Obama, who is extremely pro-abortion, has said that this is a central issue in the presidential election. He has a 100 percent pro-abortion voting record. Senator McCain has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, apart from his position on stem-cell research.

Just One Judge is a simple website that hammers that point home with a number of short videos, including one by Angela Perez Baraquio. Another is by Norma McCorvy, 'Jane Roe' of the Roe v Wade case.

Former Miss America Angela Perez Baraquio Urges Pro-Life Vote for President

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 31, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former Miss America Angela Perez Baraquio has released a new election video urging Americans to vote pro-life on election day. The 2001 beauty pageant queen and former Miss Hawaii 2000 is asking voters to "end the reign of Roe v. Wade" which allows virtually unlimited abortions.

Baraquio urges voters to vote pro-life on the presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain because of the far-reaching effects of the Supreme Court nominations by the next president.

"As a teacher and mother I see just how important it is to protect children," she says in the new video. "Did you know that in the United States, the most dangerous place for a child to be is in the mother's womb?"

"If Roe is not overturned, the children I teach will likely grow up as part of a culture of death learning that when we had our one real chance to end this atrocity, we didn't do enough," Baraquio adds.

The new video is for the Just One Judge campaign to remind voters how crucial this year's elections are because the high court could decide the fate of abortion for decades based on the results of the presidential election.

Jason Jones, founder of Just ONE Judge campaign, told LifeNews.com that Roe needs to be overturned so the American people, through their state legislatures, can determine their own abortion laws instead of an unelected Supreme Court.

"This issue needs to return to the states, so citizens can lobby their state legislatures for laws that protect the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception through natural death," he said.

The Baraquio video follows an ad for the campaign that former Roe plaintiff Norma McCorvey did.

In that clip, McCorvey said she is concerned that now is the best chance to overturn the case that allowed virtually unlimited abortions for any reason throughout pregnancy.

"Most every American alive today has heard of Roe vs. Wade and knows what that means. But few people know that I was Jane Roe in the case 35 years ago that legalized abortion on demand," McCorvey says in her ad.

"On November 4th, we will have the best chance in a generation to end Roe and one vote -- your vote -- could determine who the next Supreme Court justice will be. Our next president and U.S. Senate will appoint and confirm the one justice who will either vote to continue Roe as the law of the land or vote to overturn that decision," she says.

"That's why I'm asking you to do just one thing before November 4th -- to make a pledge to study all the candidates and to vote for those will support the nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court judges who value life," McCorvey adds.

The candidates have contrasting views on judges and abortion with Obama having a pro-abortion litmus test and McCain supporting the kind of judges who are more likely to oppose abortion.

Related web site: Just One Judge

1 comment:

manol said...

The only thing that I can say is that this country has gone too far too soon in terms of respecting life and people.
The country needs to be re-educated, re-evaluated and evangelized.