PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION, REPUBLICAN HEROES
AND THE GULLIBLE CHRISTIAN
(Christian Gallery News Service, January 14, 2003) The
latest news coming from Washington is that partial birth
abortion "WILL BE OUTLAWED". As one who has for the last 13 years stood
on the front lines in the battle for children's lives, I say, "BIG
DEAL". We are a
pathetic lot when we get excited over the banning of one form of execution as
opposed to another. The
banning of partial birth abortion will not save a single life. Not one!
Large donor based "pro-life" organizations raise enormous
sums of money over this non-issue because it is an easy sell to their
gullible Christian donors.
Let me explain. The Church has by and large prostituted
itself to anyone in public office who speaks the worn out words, "I'm
Whether or not the politician's life bears witness to this or not
isn't the issue. The
magic words have been spoken and the Christian community has been
taken under his spell.
When the magic words are spoken the brain becomes numb, thought
processes become sluggish, and anger rises in the breast if anyone questions
the magician's integrity. But
then again, why should we expect it to be otherwise, the magic words have
Please hear me well. A woman who is denied the joys of having
her beautiful child's brains sucked out will not suddenly spin on her heels,
and march out of an abortuary
"If I am denied a
partial birth abortion, I guess I'll love my baby!"
"I have three goals
in life, to run a marathon, to climb Mt. Everest and to have a
partial birth abortion. My
only wish is that I could have reached all of my goals."
The method of execution
isn't the issue. The
death of the baby is.
When PBA is outlawed the same babies will still die by other standard
procedures that have been and continue to be employed. The same child will die a death no less
painful at the same stage of development. So what are we so excited about? After hearing the latest news from
Washington, many in the Christian community are acting
like a child who has been given a lifetime supply of chocolate. All giddy and excited, when the only true
victory is held by those politicians who have once again pulled the wool over
the eyes of their Christian supporters who are
obviously "under the spell".
I picture a dog happily
wagging her tail and licking the hand of her master who just drowned her
puppies. She doesn't seem to realize that her
welfare and that of her offspring isn't on the top of the priority list of
the master. As a
matter of fact, she will continue offering her devotion until the very moment
she is dumped off miles from home.
Instead of licking the
hand of those who only feel that some modes of death are "nicer and
gentler" than others, we should
demand that they immediately oppose "all" forms of murder
When you demand a little, you get less and this is no victory for
those scheduled to die, only for those who have secured another vote from the
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