My name is Star Parker. I am the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education based here in Washington, DC and I want to thank you Mr. Chairman for this opportunity to declare my support of H.R. 490, the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017. The abortion industry all across America, and in particularly in our most distressed communities, is preying on our nation’s most vulnerable, brutally dismembering their offspring: and yet there is no federal protection that the women considering abortion receive full disclosure about the human being growing within her. Recently a famous rapper name Nicki Minaj told Rolling Stone magazine that an abortion of her youth still haunts her: a heart wrenching story being told by many thousands of distraught men and women in hundreds of communities all across our great country. I was one such woman: when years ago, lost in sexual recklessness, had four abortions; without any counsel nor information from the abortion providers about the distinct humanity of the life that was growing within me. I heard all the propaganda of the abortion peddlers, in school, in media, from community and political leaders – yet I heard nothing of infant development in the womb nor any information about their morality. Perhaps then, one might argue that little was known about the development or mortality of an embryo or fetus: very few instruments were available to medically or scientifically detect heartbeat. But today, due to modern technology, this is not an argument that can be made, in particular with the advent of ultrasound where we can now hear and measure a heartbeat within the womb.
Need for H.R. 490, the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 To illustrate the humanity of the life in a womb and express the great need for this Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 490, I want to share stories I have heard over and over again in State after State about the impact of abortion on their personal lives.
1. Texas: This man had deep regret of an abortion in his youth after discovery of information on fetal development upon his wife’s first pregnancy and he ended up in counseling for depression. When he saw the heartbeat of their expectant offspring on sonogram, his heart rushed with panic of the abortion he had a decade earlier with a girlfriend.
2. North Carolina: This couple talked themselves into an abortion for financial reasons and then couldn’t look at each other again after thinking about fetal development and thus ended their marriage.
3. Alaska: This pastor found out his minor daughter had had an abortion without consent after she was in agonizing pain in that she was carrying twins and the abortionist only killed one. The survivor of this botched abortion is now an adult and speaking out against abortion. Interestingly and for the record, all three of these stories were told to me by men. Do you agree with Star Parker?
Personally I think we could each call and show support for Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017, H.R. 490 – AS WELL as admonishing Congressman Steve Cohen disrespecting Star and calling her ignorant. See HERE
Let us stand together.