Published on Mar 21, 2013
Shirl Mora James Defending Women Against Nebraska Republican Bigotry. Here is her testimony: March 21, 2013
Good afternoon, Chairperson Campbell and distinguished members of the Health and Human Services Committee. My name is Shirl A. Mora James. I am a civil rights/immigration attorney from Lincoln. I am licensed to practice in all the Nebraska state courts, the United States Federal Courts of the District of Nebraska, the United States Immigration Court in Omaha, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. I am here speaking as the President of Nebraska Hispanic Bar Association and as the President of Somo Independents, a national organization lead by Latinas to register and empower Latin@s to support politicians that support our issues which include providing prenatal care for all U. S. citizen babies.
Today, my purpose is to give a voice to the silent unborn U.S. citizen babies and their mothers in this debate, these babies could be denied prenatal care, if you allow LB-518 out of committee. Personally, I was raised in western Nebraska and taught in the Catholic teachings which value babies above all else and especially above one's self-interest. Simply put, no mother, whether she has legal presence or not, should ever have to ponder the possibility of aborting her wanted unborn baby because she cannot afford prenatal care. I ask you all to consider this truth, these U.S. citizen babies and their mothers are part of our human family and must be treated as such.
Now, it is high time to call out the author of LB-518 and other anti-life politicians who attempt to dehumanize these U.S. citizen babies by calling them 'anchor babies' or by denying them prenatal care for their own pathetic political gain. To the author of LB-518, I say: you are a coward who attacks innocent helpless U.S. citizen babies, where in the world is your moral compass? Stop and think, what would you do, if these children were yours. You profess to be 'Prolife and have Family Values' so then 'walk your talk' and stop attacking the health and the very lives of these innocent babies and start protecting and advocating for them or else you are nothing but a hypocrite for political self-gain.
Moreover, SHAME on all the anti-life politicians that attack U.S. citizen babies because of the status of their mothers! Finally, let's ponder this moral question: What have we become, in what kind of society would it ok to deny certain U.S. citizen babies prenatal care and attempt to force a mother to ponder a needless abortion, and what does it say about our so-called "Prolife" political leaders that promote the killing or disabling of certain U.S. citizen babies by denying them prenatal care.
Honorable members of this Committee, PLEASE save the babies from this EVILNESS that has seeped into the core of a very small segment of Nebraska society! Please, I respectfully request that you all vote for our Nebraskan U.S. citizen babies and kill LB-518 in committee, and continue to allow our unborn Nebraskan babies the opportunity to obtain the necessary prenatal care regardless of the status or the wealth of their mother. I thank you for your time and kind consideration in this most important matter. If you have any questions for me, I would be happy to answer them now.
S. A. Mora James, JD
S. A. Mora James, JD
President of Nebraska Hispanic Association
President of Somo Independents
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