World yawns while U.S. debates sanctity of life

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

"Abortion takes a human life" bannerA longtime pro-life activist says abortion remains a hot debate in the United States – and that’s a good thing for the culture and the unborn.

For 2019, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide: 42 million unborn babies were killed, including more than a million in America.

Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League says attitudes towards abortion vary from country to country but the pro-life cause remains big in the U.S.

“It figures in every election campaign at the national level [and] most state-level campaigns. It's an issue that's before the public,” he says.

Scheidler, Eric (Pro-Life Action League)The battle over taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood is one ongoing example, he says, and late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions are still other issues.

“In so many countries of the world they're not even having these kinds of debates,” he tells OneNewsNow. “Abortion doesn't even figure as a political issue.”

What that means, says the veteran pro-life leaders, is the United States must lead the way.

“I don't think the rest of the world is going to have the courage, or really see a path forward,” he predicts, “if the United States doesn't lead them.”

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