is the killing of innocents, and the way both sides of the aisle justify it by seeing some far-off utopia that will be established by that means – like the killing of babies in the name of “sexual freedom” or the killing of women and children in the name of “acceptable collateral damage.” Of course it is true that both evils have always existed, but the justifications and means of both in the Western mindset have never reached such levels that nearly half of the population will believe in the truth of one or the other at any given time…
Some rightly call it false courage, the disturbing trend of defending butchery at the cost of a perverted conscience. But no matter what you call it, one thing is clear: it is getting worse. Take the recent case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who ran an abortion clinic that sounded like something out of House of 1000 Corpses. Abortion is akin to slavery, genocide, and hedonism-at-all-costs, and yet we never see it as murder. While one man goes on a shooting rampage in Arizona and the left cries out in outrage, thousands of doctors kill millions of babies a year, and not a word is uttered in passion by the same in-group:
In the wake of the mass murder of seven babies by a Philadelphia abortionist I have to ask where’s the Presidential press conference? Where’s the nationally televised memorial? Where are the t-shirts with the catchy slogan? Where’s the media blame game? Where’s the feature pieces in national magazines on the societal implications of the murders?
Seriously. I’m wondering why isn’t the murder of seven babies of similar national implications to the horrible murders in Tuscon?
There are currently 15,000 mentions of Jared Loughner in the news recently, according to Google. But as of Sunday night there are less than 1,400 mentions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. That’s 10 percent. Truly, silence is the deadliest bias.
Shortly after the Tuscon murders journalists, talking heads, and several politicians wasted no time chatting up the far flung societal implications of the tragedy in Arizona mainly focusing the blame for the murders on the “violent” rhetoric of the right wing. But isn’t it a heck of a lot shorter logical leap to suggest that strong pro-abortion rhetoric contributed to an atmosphere that made the violence perpetrated by Gosnell a possibility? Seriously, does 30 years of calling babies “blobs of tissue” have no effect on the culture?
Journalists picked out several politicians to blame for the Tuscon tragedy. Well, in Philadelphia we have the government on every level turning a blind eye to Gosnell’s practice despite several incidents that should have raised a red flag. But the government did nothing. Isn’t that a story? Isn’t that worth investigating?The angle that Gosnell’s industry is government sponsored and government protected hasn’t seemed to raise the interest of anyone.
And nobody seems to be asking whether Gosnell is truly an anomaly. Nobody’s asking whether similar incidents are happening all around the country while the government entrusted with overseeing abortion clinics turns a blind eye.
And if President Obama was mostly concerned with bringing the country together, there is no more culturally divisive issue than the killing of babies.
So why are so many ignoring the issue? The problem is that many don’t really think Gosnell is a monster. If he did the same thing five minutes earlier they’d have no problem. If the baby was still in the womb rather than on a blood stained operating table it would be labeled a medical procedure rather than murder. For them it’s not a morality issue, it’s a geography one.
In the meantime, people who call themselves “pro-life” that ignore the murder of innocents in the hopes that the murders will make us safer somehow:
How many churches on the recent Sanctity of Human Life Sunday mentioned the right to life of countless numbers of Iraqis and Afghans who have been killed by American bombs and bullets in unjust wars instigated by the United States? How many churches mentioned the right to life of U.S. soldiers who have died in vain and for a lie in senseless foreign wars? If the pro-lifers in churches that observed Sanctity of Human Life Sunday care about innocent children then surely they mentioned children in Iraq and Afghanistan who have lost their parents because of the U.S. waging war on their countries, children born with birth defects due to the U.S. military using depleted uranium, and children in Iraq killed by brutal U.S. sanctions? Surely they mentioned the orphaned and emotionally scarred children of dead and injured U.S. soldiers?
Although some churches may have mentioned these things, I suspect that the number is rather small or, in the case of most evangelical churches, very insignificant. And if it be argued that the churches that observed Sanctity of Human Life Sunday should be excused because the day is just about abortion then what about the rest of the year? Do not adults have the same right to life as unborn children? Do not foreigners who are not a threat to this country have the same right to life as American babies? Do not U.S. soldiers have the same right to life that other Americans have?
But in some churches it is even worse. Not only is no mention ever made of these things, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are defended and celebrated. Although they may call themselves evangelical churches, they are warvangelical churches. They are churches that worship God and venerate the institution of the military; they are churches that preach Christ and promote warmongering Republican politicians. They are pro-lifers for mass murder.
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Pro-lifers should be just as concerned about their government sanctioning the killing of foreigners on the battlefield in an unjust war as they are about their government sanctioning the killing of babies in the womb in an abortion.
It is hypocrisy in the highest degree to talk about the sanctity of life and the evils of abortion and then turn around and show contempt for, or indifference to, the lives of adults and foreigners.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. Pro-lifers, these things ought not so to be.
Violence on the innocent is wrong, no matter if they are still only a few cells old or from a country that we are currently at war with. When will the scales fall from the eyes of the people who cannot see the disrespect and utter ruin of the sanctity of human life in the name of utopian ideals? We truly do live in trying times, and if you cannot see it, your conscience needs an adjustment…
I leave you with two videos. First, we have Fr. Barron, speaking on the travesty that abortion has created for people of color all across the country, specifically in New York, where recently a study determined that 41% of pregnancies end in abortion. Second, we have a reflection on the March for Life, and how the media didn’t even take the time to ridicule it, as they did for the Glenn Beck rally months ago. They don’t want the world to know that anyone opposes abortion, lest its justifications on our moral minds be shaken to their very foundations:
Say some prayers. Even if they are only for the sanity of those who realize that things will probably never change…