Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Sad Anniversary

Thirty-eight years ago this coming week, the landscape of this nation was inexorably altered, and I would contend altered for the worst. I'm speaking of the the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Roe v. Wade decision.

Thanks to Roe v. Wade, we now live in a nation whose judiciary has ruled that a viable child (referred to a fetus in an Orwellian effort of dehumanization) may be forced from the sanctuary of the womb and fatally wounded to speed his or her demise. Thirty-eight years down the road, abortion is no longer the sad choice of a woman between a rock and a hard place, it is a divine right that is available at the taxpayer's dollar. Some in clerical collars have even gone on to insinuate that the act is "sacramental".

The reality of what abortion is was flung in our faces in all its visceral details this past week with the case of the Kermit Gosnell, who ran a shambles in Philadelphia. I absolutely refuse to use terms like "Doctor" or "Clinic" in the case of this man who has by all appearances, used the Hippocratic Oath as so much bum wipe. In his fetid butcher shop, children who could have easily been delivered and whisked off to a neonatal unit were callously dispatched by having their spinal cords severed from their brain stems. To add to the macabre sense of the operation, his facility was stocked with gristly trophies that attested to his handy work. Some of these were found in the same refrigerator used to store employee lunches.

Admittedly, this is the most horrific example of the holocaust that is abortion. Still, it doesn't erase the fact that each year, one million boys and girls enter American Abortion clinics alive and leave them as medical waste. Also, it doesn't mitigate the fact that in New York City, six out of ten minority pregnancies end in abortion.

As I write, I do not condemn those who have underwent this horrific procedure. There are a few exceptions to this, like the Australian couple who selfishly murdered their twin sons in-utero, for no better reason than the fact that they were "trying for a daughter".

I do condemn those who have sold this to women and young women. I condemn those who have framed abortion as a right envisioned by our founding fathers and mothers. I loudly condemn those spiritual leaders who are loudly lobbying and advocating this barbaric practice.

On the eve of the March for Life, I pray for the end of abortion in Virginia, America and the World. I pray for those who were duped into undergoing this procedure. I pray that they receive the spiritual and emotional healing at the hands of the Almighty.

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