Let the celebration begin! Well at least in some circles it will. I surely do not see any reason to rejoice. Not unless one is pleased that we are quickly approaching figures not seen since Stalin or even Mao ruled and dictated. Since the Supreme Court handed down this landmark ruling 40 years past, the figure widely circulated is abortion: 55,000,000, life: 0. How many Einstein’s or Newton’s have we perhaps lost?
Does this make us a better people? A more compassionate society? I answer profoundly, NO! Don’t get me wrong as I cherish freedom. But in some cases my freedom might cost some other individual their freedom. Not a proper balance. In the case of abortion, ones choice actually causes ones life to cease. And for what? Ones convenience?
I intend no offense to those in this most awkward predicament. I am saddened by loss of any life. I am also repulsed at the loss of life for convenience. Those figures are unknown as a statistic. We are also told that the partial birth version of abortion is estimated at 1-2%. I will spare one and all of this barbaric procedure for if one knew how it was done, one would naturally be screaming infanticide. We are better than this no?
I am not so sure friends. A powerful lobby exists and supports these procedures. It is in fact a billion dollar industry to the ever shrinking amount of physicians offering the service. The powerful lobby, at least in my opinion, has sold us a bad dose of science. We know this now as in the early days of Roe, we did not have the science and technology we have today. We now know what we are doing and it is horrifying to say the least. I am always glad Mom chose me.
Again I want to take no ones freedom. But I also want freedom for the soon to be. We must speak for the silent. The powerful lobby does not. Someone must. Is that not our most primary concern, to care for our progeny? In a civilized society one would and should think so. What does it say of us. Are we not civilized? Only the conscience of each of us can answer that.
I know this is a touchy subject for most, so I witness a commercial by a Hollywood star glorifying an objectionable position. Repugnant is being kind for this glamorized tripe with the sexy man being cool with abortion. How sick. I assume this man has no idea what an abortion consists of excepting perhaps one less headache for him to feed. My best estimate is that he was simply pandering to the fairer sex so as to continue to engage them. Sort of like our morally bankrupt politicians disguised as “statesmen”. I say cowards one and all.
It is high time we reflect what makes a decent and civilized society. Pandering does not do that. Neither does clouding a vital issue such as abortion with the terminology of “choice” or “women’s rights”. I think at the end of the day we all know what is right. Adoption is always a viable option and countless thousands routinely go over seas in search of a child. Point being, there are alternatives to infanticide and if you do not appreciate the choice of words, remember I also have “choice” to utilize them.
Who will speak for the silent. The powerful have a voice already. And boatloads of cash. If we do not defend the most innocent, then what are we really worth? This is no cause to celebrate. It is a dark anniversary of which we should be ashamed.
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