One of the statements on the White House website that I’m going to take out of context for the topic on the site (preventing gun violence) is the following:
“If even one child’s life can be saved, then we need to act. Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love.”
The implication here is that a child’s life is precious, and must be protected. I couldn’t agree more. But the greatest loss of life in this country isn’t from the barrel of a gun as the politicians would let us believe – it’s from abortion.
It is estimated that abortion has ended the lives of somewhere between 50 and 55 million children in the womb from 1973 to 2011. By contrast, the total number of homicides by gun in the same time period (by my fuzzy math of a high average of 12,000 per year) is 456,000, and this number includes adults.
Thus, it is no source of confusion on my part about the following statement concerning the Progressive Liberals:
If children are so precious that they must be protected against all harm, real and imagined, then why, why, do (Progressive) Liberals support, in any and all of its grotesque & horrific forms, the abortion of innocent unborn children?
The justification or defense that I most often hear or read about is that the fertilized egg or group of cells is not life much less a human being. I must respectfully reject that legal definition that a group of cells of human origin, created by the human reproductive process, and has the potential of developing into a human being is not life. And there is a reason why I state that a fertilized egg or a group of cells is indeed life.
NASA has spent millions if not billions of dollars on interplanetary exploration in the quest for information. One of those investigations is evidence for life in our solar system. NASA scientists are looking for organic material such as DNA or even evidence of a single-cell organism, and has multiple robots and probes scouring our little island of a solar system for said evidence. If science defines a single cell as being alive, then what is a fertilized egg?
I ran across this quote from Faye Wattleton from Planned Parenthood given during an interview with Ms. magazine (from Abort73.com)
“I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don’t know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.” – Faye Wattleton, “Speaking Frankly,” Ms., May / June 1997, Volume VII, Number 6, 67
I fully understand that Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion in the United States. To hide behind the statement that it’s “the law of the land” will not absolve anyone from the moral & ethical implications of performing or having an abortion. If you recall, “the law of the land” banned abortions in the not so distant past, and was changed only on the basis of falsified testimony. If you don’t believe this last statement, do your own research and learn along the way exactly what an abortion is. It is perhaps the greatest and most sickening crime against humanity that I can think of. And yet abortion seemingly continues without question.
So I challenge our politicians who state that they want to protect the children – Draft and pass laws restricting or outlawing abortions. In other words, do what you say you believe.