What kind of world treats animals better and with more sanctity than unborn babies? What kind of world regards convenience and preference justifications for terminating a pregnancy and snuffing out that life yet to be lived? What kind of world abandons another human being simply because they do not have the skin color, hair color, eye color, or has a physical deformity? What kind of world? Our present world!
Before you protest and scream at me wanting to inflict bodily harm on my person, think about it. How much do you value your own life? How much do you value your own convenience? How much do you value the perception others have of you? How much? The proof is in the pudding for many because since Roe v Wade we have aborted almost 62 million unborn babies in America.
In America, we spend about $70 Billion on our pets each year. I am not contending that we should not care for animals, but should we care more for pets than our children, the homeless, the elderly, and our veterans? I love animals and never want to see one subjected to cruelty. I also recognize that certain animals are a source of food and given to us to fill that need. Some will trash me over that and insist that we should be vegan or vegetarian and that it is inhumane to eat the flesh of an animal. I disagree but if you prefer a carrot to a steak, that’s your choice.
Human life, all human life including the unborn life that is growing in the womb should have no less concern than our pets. I hear those on the Left howl over conditions of the illegals at the border and insist that we are in violation of basic human dignity and human rights if we do not immediately provide their every need. That same group has no remorse in sucking a living child out of the womb in a horrendous act, abortion. That life that was never allowed to see the light of day and experience what each of us enjoys daily is valued less than a broken toy or used gum wrapper. What kind of world does that?
The move by various states to restrict abortion on demand and the ‘heartbeat laws’ are being called the vilest of names by the pro-choice proponents. Many, including some previous and current presidential hopefuls, view abortion as a right. They ignore the rights of that unborn child developing in the womb. They are strong advocates of caring for animals and will commit acts of violence to save the whales, seals, or any other creature, but not the human baby. What kind of world does that?
The lies of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry send chills down my spine. I keep expecting the Hand of God to come down heavily on America as the blood of 60 million babies cries out to Him.
I read a published article by one abortionist, Katha Pollitt in the New Yorker. Her essay titled, “How the Right to Legal Abortion Changed the Arc of All Women’s Lives.” If the title does not cause you moral trepidation, then maybe her words will. She said, “I wonder if women who have never needed to undergo the procedure, and perhaps believe that they never will, realize the many ways that the legal right to abortion has undergirded their lives…Legal abortion means that the law recognizes a woman as a person. It says that she belongs to herself…A woman could plan her life without having to consider that it could be derailed by a single sperm.”
That is beyond disheartening to this father and grandfather. Naturally, she avoids what could have been done to avoid the woman’s life being derailed by an unwanted pregnancy. She does not consider the progress that women have made during the last 100 plus years which has absolutely nothing to do with abortion. The progress that was won by some real feminists who abhorred abortion. She focuses on the thought that abortion gives legal status to women and recognizes them as humans. What about that baby growing in the womb? How did it suddenly become non-human? What kind of world thinks this way?
The abortionist and Leftists believe that there is no standing for any opposing view and those of us who object find ourselves branded as worse than deplorable. Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) believes that any change to the abortion law is unacceptable. She suggested that anyone who believes otherwise is “racist, homophobic, or suffering from some other psychological and moral malady.”
Her own words: “I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have, as a society, decided that the other side is not acceptable…I believe that for all of these issues, they are not issues that there is a fair other side. There is moral equivalency when you come to racism. And I do not believe that is moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom.” She envisions herself as a legitimate presidential candidate. Silence, censure and lock the opposing voices out of the debate. That’s what we need in a president, right? What kind of world thinks that way?
It has been documented through most polling data that at least 50% of Americans consider abortion morally wrong. One of the latest polls produced by NPR/Marist reported that only 18% of Americans support third-trimester abortions. I am reminded of George Orwell’s observation: “In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Thus, political language has to consist largely of euphemism.” Calling abortion reproductive freedom is certainly euphemistic.
Dr. Ingrid Skop, an obstetrician-gynecologist from San Antonio, Texas disagrees with the Senator and those sharing her views of the freedom afforded women. The doctor wrote that abortions are frequently not freely chosen but are encouraged by outside sources including the sperm donor (sex partner) who threatens to abandon them if the pregnancy is not terminated.
A survey of post-abortive women reported that 58% said they had their abortions in order to ‘make others happy.’ Just over 28% said they had an abortion because they ‘feared their partner would leave them’ if they did not abort the fetus. One of the most staggering statistics in this report was that 66% of those having an abortion said they knew in their hearts that they were making a mistake when they underwent the abortion.
I am a Christian and I value life, all life. I am disturbed beyond description when those who cannot defend themselves become the targets of harm and destruction. Who in our world is more defenseless than that unborn child developing in the womb? I know some women who have had abortions and none of them are happy or at peace with their choice. Each of them has suffered deep emotional trauma and some still have difficulty forgiving themselves. Does that sound like reproductive freedom? Does that sound like the wonderful Utopian world being suggested is embodied in abortion? What does the devaluing of human life say about us as a society?
You may disagree with my views, but they are mine. They are rooted in the value I place on human life and my faith in God. If you disagree that is between you and God. I will work to overturn Roe and keep trying to show people the value of human life. Psalms 139:16 – “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that they were formed for me when as yet there was none of them.” (ESV).
God bless you and God bless America!