The Architect is the one that works behind the scenes, strategizing and keeping everyone working together. Not being in the middle of the fray helps the Architect keep a healthy perspective. For the Abolition Movement one of the Architects was James Stephen .
In 1806, roughly 20 years after Wilberforce started his floor fight, the abolition movement had made little to no progress. Stephen came up with some great ideas about how to limit slavery without abolishing it.
As these ideas slowly turned into law, they weakened the pro-slavery position by draining money from their cause and morale from their hearts. The weakened slave traders had less political capital to give to pro-slavery Members of Parliament.
Is any of this sounding familiar? The pro-life movement is just beginning to learn these tactics. God gave bits and pieces of insight and strategic vision to different people in both movements acting as the chief architect.
The more the other figures work with the architect the more effective everyone will be. The Architect functions as brain of the movement, the Agitator the heart, and the Public Figure the face. We all need each other if we want to see real change.
When it comes to strategy here are some intermediary steps we can take while we wait for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
- Funding ban – The Government should never give money to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider. Period. Planned Parenthood admits to receiving more than $336 million in government grants and contracts from the state and federal levels. This is unthinkable. Of all the places to cut government spending this is an easy place to start. We need to hit PP in the pocketbook by removing tax dollars from their war arsenal. Using federal funds to kill fetuses does not secure the blessings of liberty to our posterity. It impoverishes the nation, kills our children and breaks the hearts of mothers.
- Abortion tax – Abortion hurts women emotionally and physically. The state has to pay many of the costs that stem from abortion and so it only makes sense for reproductive clinics to pay taxes to compensate the state for the costs incurred by their actions. An abortion tax would cause the cost of conducting an abortion to go up. The golden rule of politics is: taxes discourage, subsidies encourage.
- School Ban – Abortion clinic workers should not teach special sexual education classes. Ever. In her book Blood Money former abortion provider Carol Everett talks about how she would guest lecture to sex ed classes and then have a box of free condoms for the students to take. She knew they would stuff the condoms into pockets and purses harming their effectiveness and then become sexually active. It got to the point where she knew about how many girls would get pregnant after each talk and how many would come to her for an abortion. This is one of the ways abortion providers market themselves. It needs to stop now.
- Health Regulation – Many abortion clinics have horrible sanitation when it comes to the tools that they use. Heavy regulations regarding cleaning, training and facilities could add to the cost of abortion and give reason for governmental agencies to close down offending clinics. This will also make the abortion providers look even more barbaric as they defend their right to provide “dirty abortions.”
- Advertising Regulation – Cigarettes were deemed dangerous for society and so we do not allow tobacco companies to advertise them to children. I think we should do the same to abortion providers. They should not be allowed to put up billboards where minors are allowed to see them.
- Lawsuits – We should open up laws for women to sue abortion clinics for emotional and physical harm. Abortion providers should have to pay for the effects of Post Abortive Trauma. They manipulate women into making decision that they regret for the rest of their lives. These lawsuits would drain money from the pro-choice movement and raise public awareness about the side effects of abortion. If we can sue tobacco companies, we should be able to sue Planned Parenthood.
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