Tuesday, January 22, 2013

40 Years of Roe v. Wade and 55 Million Deaths Later

Forty years ago today, the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was rendered from our Supreme Court in 1973.  Since that time nearly 55 million babies have been aborted.  Yep, 55 million lives have been sacrificed to some contorted “constitutional” right to “choice” and a perverted concept of liberty.  So much for equal protection under the law for all humans. 

55 million is a number so vast that it is hard for the human mind to even fathom the immensity of it.  It is far easier to ignore those lives killed as some large abstract number.  It is less distressing to our consciences that way.  Indeed we decry the deaths of 20 children killed by a sick gunman in Connecticut, and rightfully so, but we don’t even stop to think about the tens of millions of innocent lives that were intentionally snuffed out with nary an eyebrow raised by most people.  What is wrong with us, America?

And to make this gruesome and evil stain on America’s soul even blacker, I noticed that it was a banner year for Planned Parenthood in the number of abortions they performed in 2012 (333,964 human lives, not counting the occasional dead mother) and in tax payer funded subsidies ($545 million dollars, which constitutes 45% of Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue.)  It would seem that America’s largest single abortion provider made a real killing this year, both literally and figuratively.

This organization, which is the darling of many progressives to include our President, has the primary purpose of providing for the killing of our unborn children.  They claim to provide contraception and various other health screenings, but the real bread and butter of their revenue comes in providing abortions.  And they are good at it, as they accounted for roughly a third of all abortions in the nation last year.

And since promiscuous and irresponsible sex will ultimately help Planned Parenthood’s bottom line via more future abortions, this “service organization” is only too happy to promote such things as sadomasochism as “fun” and “adventure”.  Further, on PP’s Facebook page “Info for Teens” they have posted this video that encourages our youth to embrace the term “slut”.  Yes, this is a proud organization to which We The People have funneled billions of tax payer dollars, all in the name of protecting a woman’s “right to choose”. 

Abortion in America was predicated on lies from the very beginning.  Indeed the claim that the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was raped and impregnated was a lie.  Roe (Norma McCorvey who is now pro-life and a devout Catholic) was not raped, but the case was built on that lie anyway.  On “Roe’s” companion case of “Doe v. Bolton”, which took the Roe’s decision to allow abortion until the time of viability and extended it for all nine months of pregnancy, was also based on a lie. 

Sadly the abortion advocates continue with the lies constantly to this day; after all, death is good business.  The lies told are many and despicable:  the unborn are not really human beings.  Abortion is perfectly safe for women.  Women were dying at the rate of 10,000 a year from “back alley” abortions before the Roe v. Wade decision.  The abortion clinics are “beautiful, immaculate, clean”.  And perhaps most damning, Planned Parenthood is all about providing women’s health services and screenings, and not really about performing many abortions.  All of these are absolute inarguable lies.

Jesus told us that Satan is the “father of lies” and “a murderer from the beginning.”  (John 8:44)  And yet we ignore the evil that we do or allow to be done in our names.  Thomas Jefferson once said, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever”, and while he said this in reference to slavery, I think that President Jefferson’s fear is equally justified when placed in the context of abortion in America today.

Ironically my youngest daughter was born on this day 21 years ago today.  I want to wish her a very happy birthday filled with joy and love.  I cannot imagine how lacking and sad my life would have been had my wife and I not “chosen” life for her.  I love you honey!  I only wish that those 55 million other children that were killed over the last forty years also had a chance to experience birthdays. 

8 comments:

FandB said...

Thank you for this post Mr. Paine. Too often it seems that the fight against abortion is over and that no one will fight against this ultimate violation of the rights of the pre-born children.

In the liberal mind, the slaughter of 20 is a terrible tragedy that should convince everyone to repeal the 2nd amendment, but the slaughter of 55 MILLION innocents is simply "choice". But, as has been said, who will protect the children?

Abortions diminish the value of human life in the most insidious ways. If any person is able to murder their own child, what won't they do? As every parent knows, your children are the most important, valuable, most sacred posessions you will ever have. But if you are able to destroy one of them, how can anything be truly important ar sacred to you after that?

And don't forget the liberals' favorite. They are very careful to always refer to these unborn children as "a mass of cells" or "zygotes" in order to de-humanize them. They will never admit they are children that simply have not been born yet. They don't even want to refer to them as fetuses anymore because the word fetus has too many human implications.

A new Planned Parenthood facility opened in our city a few years ago amid massive and ongoing protests. (It's funny how much media coverage a liberal union gets for protesting the opening of a new Wal-Mart compared to how little a protest against a baby-killing organization like PP gets.) During many vigils at the site, you can see many young women leaving the facility after their abortion. Almost without exception they will be crying. Not because an abortion is physically painful, but because they know what they have just done - they have just killed their own child.

Many of these "mothers" are still nearly "children" themselves, and they do this out of the fear of what an unwanted baby will do to their lives. It would be interesting to study what the abortion itself does to their lives. The government is willing to spend countless millions studying gun violence which results in only a small fraction of the number of deaths caused by abortion.

Thank you again T. Paine, this is a subject that cannot be discussed often enough.

T. Paine said...

“Abortions diminish the value of human life in the most insidious ways. If any person is able to murder their own child, what won't they do? As every parent knows, your children are the most important, valuable, most sacred posessions you will ever have. But if you are able to destroy one of them, how can anything be truly important ar sacred to you after that?”

THAT is an excellent point, FandB. As for the impact this has on the women that have abortions, I have had the sad opportunity to know a few. One lady is haunted to this day, but she has turned her life to God and her family and is very much for living her life by God’s laws today. She is happy accordingly. Another lady seemingly had little remorse after her abortion. I would not be surprised if she has not had more since. She is definitely for abortion, is still single to this day, is very promiscuous, and lives a sad and lonely life. I know this is anecdotal, but I would be willing to bet it is not atypical.

John Myste said...

“Abortions diminish the value of human life in the most insidious ways. If any person is able to murder their own child, what won't they do?”

This question makes the very false assumption that the person perceives they are murdering a child (or even killing when).

If you see someone have an abortion, it does not imply that she is willing to commit murder or kill a child. She often does not see the act as murder and does not see the fetus as a child.

Some people believe that contraception is akin to murder. Do you have the same question for those who would use contraception, or is it possible that those using contraception don’t share this idea?

John Myste said...

One more thing: I don't think whether Roe, or anyone else, was raped is yet a relevant question. The vast majority of those seeking abortions are doing so because the fetus is inconvenient. I consider it fallacious to make arguments to defend the actions of the majority based on the needs of a scant minority. To even bring up the uncommon case as a rebuttal to the normal case is fallacious. The minority situation should be discussed, but only after the majority scenario is settled. If we cannot agree on the majority scenario, then introducing dire case is only done to try to make one’s argument more powerful.

T. Paine said...

John, you are indeed correct, sir. Some people use euphemisms such as “fetus”, “tissue mass”, or “parasite” in order to dehumanize what is clearly a human life. Since they don’t consider that “thing” to be a person, their consciences don’t constrain them from terminating that life for whatever reason they use to justify doing so. It isn’t a person to them, so it doesn’t constitute murder to them. That is exactly the fuzzy logic and morally relativistic thinking that many folks that wish to protect the most vulnerable lives amongst us wish to change.

Further, some incorrectly named “contraceptions” are indeed akin to murder also. There are some “contraceptions” that really don’t prevent the conception of a life, but rather they prevent the implantation of that newly conceived life from attaching to the uterine wall and beginning to develop. In other words, they synthetically cause the body to abort that life. These abortifacient methods are indeed responsible for the killing of an already conceived life. That is indeed seen as a murder to many folks.

While I understand the point you are trying to make, Mr. Myste, by your same argument one can kill a fully grown human if they don’t recognize that life as being a “person” and thus not be guilty of murder accordingly. While such legalistic maneuvers are sometimes used by some defense lawyers accordingly, the end result is that a person is dead and there is another person directly responsible for killing that individual. However we wish to characterize such morbid results really just comes down to semantics.

Lastly, my friend, in the case of “Roe” being raped, it was her attorney that lied and stated that such was the case in order to try to make a “more compelling argument” for abortion. It was the pro-abortion side making such an argument from the beginning. I simply pointed out the lie about it, sir.

John Myste said...

Mr. Paine,

Lastly, my friend, in the case of “Roe” being raped, it was her attorney that lied and stated that such was the case in order to try to make a “more compelling argument” for abortion. It was the pro-abortion side making such an argument from the beginning. I simply pointed out the lie about it, sir.

I understood this. Regardless of which side made the argument, it is irrelevant to the common case.

Further, some incorrectly named “contraceptions” are indeed akin to murder also.

Some people consider all contraception to be murder. I consider the contraception you describe and a condom to be equal.

Mr. Myste, by your same argument one can kill a fully grown human if they don’t recognize that life as being a “person” and thus not be guilty of murder accordingly.

Again, whether or not this is true, it does nothing to weaken the original statement. To discuss this, is to get off the subject with a more extreme way of looking at it. I am looking at the reality of killing a zygote and not trying to mix this logic with the emotional logic of killing something else. Killing a zygote is either wrong or it isn’t, regardless of whether killing an doddering old man is wrong or not.


T. Paine said...

“Killing a zygote is either wrong or it isn’t, regardless of whether killing an doddering old man is wrong or not.”

In my estimation it is wrong to kill a zygote, for it is a human life. It is the same as killing a doddering old man. The one example is no more extreme than the other one. Life is life is life. To kill a human life in any stage between conception and natural death is to terminate that life. Being emotionally detached from a killing simply because the zygote doesn’t look enough like you or me yet doesn’t change the fact that you have killed a human for whatever reason, my friend.

John Myste said...

It is not that the zygote does not look like you or me. It is that it is nothing like you or me, that makes me feel it is OK. I think killing other things, dogs, cats, cows, for our pleasure is wrong. They don't like it.