The media headlines shout that there were more than 100,000 killed in the Haitian earthquake. That’s a horrific number. But over the past thirty-seven years fifty-million innocent Americans have been slaughtered and, for the most part, the media remains silent.
Thirty-seven years ago the United States Supreme Court ignored the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and decades of precedent and declared that there suddenly appeared a “penumbra”, a previously undiscovered right for women to kill their children before they see the light of day or breath their first breaths. With a single court ruling the question of abortion rights was flushed from the democratic process and the right to kill unborn children became the law of the land.
For nearly four decades we aborted children who committed no crimes and were not afforded due process. Our unborn have been destroyed in the most brutal ways imaginable, unceremoniously sucked from their mother’s wombs, and carelessly discarded without even the dignity of a civilized burial. Every reasonable effort to stop the slaughter has been rejected by the nation’s highest court.
Aborted children are genetic human beings, biologically distinct from their mothers. This fact is held by anyone who understands the basic tenets of science. Then why don’t they have the legal rights afforded other citizens? Why don’t we recognize their natural rights, granted by their creator to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
We even allow women to kill their children on the very day of delivery. If a child is resting in the womb it may be killed with no consequence; but if it is in any other place the killing is considered murder. In other words, the unborn child’s “crime” is that of location. In our society the womb has to be the most dangerous place for a baby to reside.
The eugenics-driven Roe v. Wade ruling has weakened our society and our economy. It has cut deeply into the minority population, especially among African-Americans. It has caused us to devalue the handicapped and the elderly. It has removed 50 million workers from a productive lifestyle and has prevented any number of Jonas Salk’s, Albert Einstein’s, Mother Theresa’s and Albert Schweitzer’s from being born into a world that badly needs people like them. Today there are fifty-million fewer people than there could have been; paying taxes and contributing to social security and other programs that badly need bodies and dollars to remain effective.
I don’t understand the logic of people who state that they are personally opposed to abortion but support a woman’s right to choose. Is the abortion proponent implying that there are only two choices available to a woman? Life is full of choices, and with every choice comes more choices. But as people make those choices the number of viable options decreases.
Women who don’t want to give birth can choose to abstain from sexual activity or use birth control. Women can choose to get married and love and support their children or if an unwanted child is conceived they can choose to put it up for adoption. Even in cases where a mother’s life is in jeopardy, people can choose between the life of the mother and the life of the child. But the end result of that difficult choice is that someone gets to live.
I’m all for choice when the choice is life.
Thanks to Eric Erickson of Redstate.com for the inspiration and much of the information in this editorial.