by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli
- American Life League’s Judie Brown says that in our society, Granny might be better protected if she were an animal instead of a human:
It becomes clearer every day that if Granny were not a human being, her chances of being protected from evil acts designed to take her life would be far better….
So we have to ask how it is that the chimpanzees Hercules and Leo will have their day in court, but Granny can feel free to either exit on her own terms or wait for a doctor or nurse to authorize her death because she signed a form allowing others to make life and death decisions for her. Human beings are expendable; chimpanzees are not? Something is incredibly wrong with this picture.
- Americans United for Life touches on this topic as well, pointing out that while this year’s legislative trends seem to be promising toward protecting life in the womb, an onslaught of bills that threaten the elderly and disabled are advancing.
- Big Blue Wave points out how a liberal writer, decrying the anti-dismemberment abortion law passed in Kansas, “doesn’t spend a single word to defend the principle objection to the procedure: that it dismembers unborn babies”:
The deeper problem with the heated debate on abortion is the very premise that public opinion should bear any relevance in access to abortion care. Politics and public opinion have no place in our doctors’ offices.
Except when you demand that people pay for it. Then politics have everything to do with abortion.
She leaves aside the obvious objection that a fetus is a human being and shouldn’t be dismembered. It’s as if the way to fight opponents of abortion is to ignore their arguments.
- At Live Action News, Alexandra Liebl address the average, “apathetic” pro-lifer:
Abortion cannot just make us sad. It is not enough for us to let its horrors just simply shock us. It does not matter if you cry while viewing a graphic image of a preborn child if your tears do not lead you to action. It does not matter if you cringe while reading about Kermit Gosnell, or you get nauseous while hearing about how abortion procedures are performed, if it does not lead you to action.
- Expose Abortion has a quote from the Kermit Gosnell grand jury report in 2011 that illustrates the need to not only pass abortion clinic regulations, but to actually enforce them. In Pennsylvania, the pro-abortion governor never saw the need to enforce Department of Health inspections:
Medical equipment – such as the defibrillator, the EKG, the pulse oximeter, the blood pressure cuff – was generally broken; even when it worked, it wasn’t used. The emergency exit was padlocked shut.
- Fr. Frank Pavone has a wonderful reflection that makes me think of the way the abortion industry fights clinic inspections and regulations:
“Everyone who does evil hates the light and avoids coming near the light so that his misdeeds may not be exposed” – John 3:20.
Reflection: A key priority of our pro-life movement must be to expose the corruption of the abortion industry. Making abortion legal never made it safe, and keeping it legal can never keep it safe. You can’t practice vice virtuously. If you are willing to kill a baby, you will be willing to do many other kinds of evil as well.
Prayer: Lord, bring into the light the evils being done behind closed doors in abortion centers, that our nation may repent and be healed, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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