Ryan Bomberger: “It’s way past time to unshackle the public from the lie that the violence of abortion is ‘freedom’ and ‘equality’”
August 22, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. —The recent failure of the Kansas legislators to pass the Value Them Both Amendment via a voter ballot initiative was an unfortunate step backward for pro-life advocates. The amendment would have enabled legislators to pass bills that protect women and their babies from the violence of abortion. After a massively funded out-of-state opposition and misinformation campaign — amplified by an unapologetically pro-abortion media — the amendment was defeated by a nearly 20 percent margin.
Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), is a pro-life African American leader, adoptee and adoptive father. As a columnist, author and international public speaker, he passionately calls out pro-abortion politicians and points out the reality that the Left doesn’t want people to notice — that there is no “middle ground” when it comes to the horrors of abortion.
Bomberger commented, “There is no gray area when it comes to human worth. Kansans missed a valuable opportunity in a post-Roe America to set a course in the right direction this time.
“The battle in Kansas and in other states around the country is eerily reminiscent of another fight for human equality. Slavery. In 1854, pro-slavery politician Stephen Douglas’ Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the 1820 Missouri Compromise which disallowed slavery north of the 36th parallel, creating a nation that was half slave, half free. The Kansas-Nebraska Act allowed states to decide on the personhood of fellow human beings. The reality is that either we’re all created equal or we’re not. As always, anytime one group of humans gets to decide the value of other humans, things go terribly wrong. The Act brought turmoil to Kansas as both pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces descended upon the state to sway the vote.”
Bomberger continued, “We’re not fighting a civil war right now but a deeply moral and spiritual one. We’re seeing the pro-abortion faction act out in violence with their ‘Summer of Rage,’ burning down pregnancy centers, terrorizing pro-life politicians and judges, and threatening pro-life organizations across the nation. Even with those heinous acts, we can’t lose sight of the blood of the nearly one million killed each year by failing to love both mother and child.
“Today’s reproductive justice activists claim bodily autonomy is everything and that our humanity is second. No one is going to care about your body if they don’t regard you as human. Your body has no ‘rights’ when you’re viewed as property. Slavery was the denial of personhood, refusing to recognize that every person is a human, and every human is a person. Throughout history, heinous treatment of fellow human beings wasn’t the result of failing to see they had ‘rights over their bodies’ but that those somebodies had no inherent right to live. Slavery and abortion are the same wrongs, different century.”
Bomberger concluded, “In Kansas, 22 individuals are killed each day by an industry saturated with the blood of the most defenseless. Where’s the moral outrage? Where’s the moral courage? It’s way past time to unshackle the public from the lie that the violence of abortion is ‘freedom’ and ‘equality.’”
The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.