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"Bill to Erect Statue to Memorialize Unborn Children
The South Carolina newspaper, The State, reports that the state legislature's House Ways and Means Property Tax Subcommittee approved a bill last week to erect a monument on state grounds memorializing "unborn children who have given their lives because of legal abortion."
The original decision included plans for 6-foot-tall statue of a fetus to be placed outside the State House, visible from a nearby street. However, many within the anti-choice movement believe that the image is too graphic and are now advocating for a more tamed-down icon: a statue of a few children at play with the inscription "what could have been, what should have been" and a call for the end of legalized abortion.
State Representative Ralph Davenport is sponsoring the measure because he believes the monument would demonstrate that "life is precious," he said.
"It's a gift God has given us to nurture and grow, not to destroy."
A state-appointed panel would oversee fund-raising for the monument, which would be built entirely with private donations. The state, however, would be responsible for maintaining the monument.
Leaders from the American Civil Liberties Union have not weighed in on whether the creation of such a monument will result in any legal problems, but say the government should spend less time erecting statues and more time aiding families.
"The focus ought to be on things like better prenatal care and day care, family planning, comprehensive sex education and other services that help families," Louise Melling, director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project in New York, told The State.
The Bill to create the monument is currently pending in the South Carolina House."
from womensnews http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/1306/context/archive