It continues to astound me the commitment we have in our culture for abortion. I can understand how, when Roe vs. Wade became law, that the wave of personal freedoms instead of the rule of law would influence many young folks to participate in free love and abortion on demand. However, biology tells us today that at the moment of conception, when the sperm and egg combine, a human life is created, with its very own DNA. While it’s indeed science, it ain’t hard to understand. Is it?
But the theology of abortion has become so embedded in our culture that it will take several generations for common sense to abate this continued murder of innocent babies. As if the option of ‘choice’ informed by one’s conscience, (whether your consciousness is well-formed or screwed up beyond comprehension), takes precedence over anything and everything else. And the ability to reason, to use simple logic, is of no importance.
There is hope. Here’s an example —
Joseph Parker, pastor of two African-Methodist-Episcopal churches in Mississippi, has a very astute observation on abortion related to the civil rights of the unborn. In reference to pro abortion marketing slogan that choice “is up to a woman to decide what she should do with her body” . . .
“Tragically, this kind of argument has become just a smokescreen that has kept too many from really seeing the true issue at hand,” Parker laments. “The false claim has been that the abortion issue is about women’s rights and reproductive freedom, but this is simply marketing hype and lies. In reality, it was racism and eugenics that drove the legalization of abortion.”
He is referring to Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League (which soon became Planned Parenthood), a well-known eugenicist, in the belief of managing populations of American blacks. Vicious thinking. He goes on to point out that Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., describes standing up for the rights of the unborn as one of the most serious civil rights issues of our time.
In the name of choice today, abortion has created divides within families, friendships, politics, governments, and churches. While I think everyone with an opinion can agree that we would like to see fewer abortions, the implementing the various plans that enter our public square causes more division. Pro-abortion folks push more education and contraception. But the logic fails; Planned Parenthood recently publicized a statistic that 54% of women getting an abortion report using contraception in the month leading up to conception of their child that was aborted. It’s obvious that contraception doesn’t reduce abortions, it increases them by encouraging sexual activity. That’s not promoting a culture of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Great quote from Mother Teresa,
“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”
And now we see that one abortionist in Philadelphia, his wife and his staff, are now charged with murder for running a slaughterhouse of infanticide that the state Department of Health simply ignored. The details are absolutely gruesome – his total disregard for his live patients was a clear indication of his contempt for babies. He actually kept parts of the babies in jars in his office! While he will suffer his just rewards for the rest of his life and for eternity in the afterlife simply because of his love of money, the state authorities will be required to change.
As The Anchoress wrote today,
“Of course this neglect toward patient’s safety and the law is by design. A shoddy operation like Gosnell’s could not have continued to perpetrate medical atrocities on women, unless somewhere along the line situations were going unreported and investigations were left unassigned as true-believers within the system looked determinedly away. See pages 9-15 of the report. In fact, just keep reading.
“For them, I suppose, these dead or maimed women might be considered “collateral damage” in the efforts to preserve a “choice” they consider sacrosanct. If a few women perish along with the million babies per year, well, it’s such a small number, right?”
Cowboy Papist is hopeful. We suspect our mainstream media won’t give this the coverage they should, as tonight did the big three networks. However, we have faith in our culture, in our young people, our sons and daughters. It will take time, it will take energy, it will be severely depressing at times; but our children will force the necessary changes in our culture and return it to a more life affirming nobility. We’ve seen their potential, so we’re hopeful. Prayer, forgiveness and love give us hope. As it should, as through Him all things are possible.