It is increasingly likely that the American public will vote in this year’s Presidential election with a willing ignorance of the darkness that resides in America’s abortion facilities. Recently, the truth about Mr. Barak Obama’s opposition to protecting born alive infants was revealed. (read more here). And now, the truth that such infants need legal protection has also been revealed.
Students for Life has placed on youtube a recorded conversation with a Planned Parenthood worker in Freehold, New Jersey. During the conversation the worker admits that infants that survive the abortion attempt at the facility are left to die after they are born.
This truth has long been known in the pro-life community and other statements by abortion providers have confirmed such actions. One must understand the “logic” of abortion supporters: “an unwanted child is not a human being.” Accordingly, the birth of the child is not the defining point of the beginning of human life, but rather humanity is defined by whether the birth of the child is desired.
In their eyes, it is, therefore, the intent to abort the child that defines that child as inhuman, regardless of whether it is born. The fact that the child is born alive is simply being an unfortunate mistake by the abortionist. Accordingly, allowing the child to die is not inhuman in the eyes of the abortionist nor those who support abortion on demand.
You will not see those who support abortion debate these issues in these terms as they believe that such logic is not politically palpable. And so we are forced to listen to the rationalizations that an unwanted child will live a miserable, impoverished life and that it is truly better to allow it to die. We will also hear the constant false claims that every aborted child suffers a severe deformity and that every instance of abortion is necessary to preserve the mother’s “health.”
Yet, unfortunately, we wonder whether such mental gymnastics by the abortion industry are necessary in today’s political and cultural climate. In many ways America has accepted their argument. This acceptance, and a benign neglect of our own humanity, allows us to publicly celebrate the miracles of science and technology in preserving the lives of prematurely born wanted children; while failing to notice the trash-bags full of the bodies of the prematurely killed unwanted children.
The electorate seems more focused on Wall Street and reflecting on its uncertain personal financial future rather than the suffering of the voiceless and voteless.
It appears that in America today, few elections are won due to voters expressing concerns for others as they case their ballot.
I doubt the recent news that abortion clinics actually do what we all know they are designed to – kill babies – will have much of an impact until those who claim the mantle of leadership teach America why it matters. Such is sad commentary on our nation.